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Compaq Presario F700. It keeps relooping without booting into Windows Vista (or even coming on). A hard reset + only AC power used to get it to come on but it wouldn't stay on. It would have a rolling or flickering screen and then freeze with a dark blue/black screen with no error messages. I would have to turn it off and on again. Before this it would have a flickering screen and then freeze with a blue screen and I would have to turn it off and on again. I think the problem is electrical but I haven't identified the source of the problem. Now when I do a hard reset + AC power only, it won't even come on. It just reloops without rebooting. What's the problem? How do I fix it? I don't have a backup, boot, or restore disk. There wasn't one with the computer when I bought it. In the future, how do I make one?! HELP!

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Hi,
It happens mostly when the boot file is missing hence you need to perform the recovery.
As it is a Compaq notebook it must have the D:/drive partition for the recovery manager which contain the image of your Windows.
You can try to access that by tapping F11 (or F10) while booting computer.
It will load the recovery manager and you can perform the recovery to reload the windows.it will give you the option to backup your personal data select that option and backup your data on Cd or external Hard drive.
This should resolve your issue.

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