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Hi I have a 2 year old Sony VGN-FZ21M . After experiencing so many issues with flickering screen now it doesn't even boot up! Anyone can help with this? Thanks tipasa42

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Hi tahri99.
Could you please let me know the Operating System installed in the Computer, so that I can provide the further troubleshooting steps?
Please feel fee to contact for further information and assistance.

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Operating System is Win Vista Home Edition. I hope this helps.

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    Hi tahri99.

    Thanks for the information.

    Before I provide the troubleshooting steps, let me first explain you about the issue.

    Based on the information you have provided, the issue might be due to any Registry corruption or any missing Operating System files.
    This might causing the Computer not to boot.
    However, let me provide the steps to resolve the issue.
    All the VAIO Computers are shipped with the Recovery Partition.
    This Recovery Partition is a hidden partition in the Hard Drive which will have the Operating System, Drivers and Sony Applications.
    You may re-install the Operating System and restore the Computer to the Factory settings.
    As the Computer is not booting to Windows, it would be better to perform the System Recovery(re-installing the Operating System) using the Recovery Partition.
    This Recovery Partition also provides the option to backup any important Data in the Computer.
    Please press the F10 key when the VAIO logo appears.
    This will boot the Computer to the VAIO Recovery Center(Recovery Partition).
    In the VAIO Recovery Center, you will find various options such as "Restore C: Drive, Complete System Restore, Rescue Data" etc.,
    Please select the "Rescue Data" option first.
    By doing this, you may backup any important Data even if the Computer is not booting to Windows.
    Once you have backed up all the Data, please select the "Restore C: Drive".
    This will re-install the Operating System and restore the Computer to the Factory settings.

    NOTE: Performing the System Recovery will delete all the Data in Hard Drive.
    Hence, please backup all the important Data before performing the System Recovery.

    Once you have performed the System Recovery successfully, the Computer should boot to Windows normally.

    Hope this helps.

    Please feel free to contact for further detailed information and assistance.

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