I've followed the steps given in another forum and went to fast boot it.
my code was as follows:
adb reboot bootloader
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started succesfully *
fastboot flash recovery C:\Android\recovery.img
< waiting for device >
And then it stops there and doesn't do anything else. I've left it for hours on end and it still just stays the same