At this point I have:
Downloaded and installed JDK and JRE
The Recovery Image
The Full SDK
I have opened the command prompt with and without adminstrator.
I have disabled the virus software.
Have had the phone connected and not connected when trying. Even had it in bootloader mode once.
And I still get the fastboot error in the command prompt window. It switches to the sdk-tools fine but as soon as i type in fastboot I get the error.
I greatly appreciate everyones help and suggestions but this seems to be getting nowhere slowly.....Apparently not enough of an android ninja to pull this off.