Thanks for all the suggestions. I think I'll just take both systems home to work on. I don't have an CD / DVDs here which I plan to correct. I'll make recovery disks and try to recover.
I'll also use my clone duplicator to clone both drives to a couple new WD green 2TB drives and then retire these as backups.
I was just hoping for an easy way to reset the drive but windows isn't real friendly for that type of thing.
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