|"I did a Primary Hard Disk Self Test in BIOS with a result of Fail #1 - 07"|
Apparently the hard drive is failing or has failed. Hopefully you have backup copies of all your important files. If you know the make of your drive, download & run the manufacturer's diagnostics program to confirm.
"I do not have a recovery disk or a Windows Vista disc"
The files needed to create the Recovery disc are on the HDD. The disc should have been created a LONG time ago when you 1st got the laptop. It looks like there are dozens of laptops in the F500 series: