Thanks for the reply. I had already taken the drive out and connected it to a laptop. I can put it back in though.
It is I believe a Win 7 machine that had been updated to Win 10 which is why I believe the corrections that I am listing below didn't work. It would try to start but would say something like performing startup recovery or something to that affect, and then would go to a screen that would only give you an option to cancel but you couldn't click on restore.
I tried using a Win 10 bootable iso and troubleshoot options to do a reset, startup repair, system restore, and a couple of things from the command prompt. I tried rebooting from the command prompt to get into safe mode, but that didn't work either. I read on a Windows forum of someone else having the same issues on a Win 10 machine that had been updated from 8; his thinking is that it is caused by Windows being updated instead of a clean install.
Anyways, I am mainly trying to help this person decide whether or not it is worth it to take a risk on using EaseUS paid recovery software.