When I turn it on the power light comes on, the fan starts, the HD spins up and the CD drive constanly runs like it is looking for a disk (It stops if I put a disk in it). Also the caps light and num lock lights blink constantly. The screen stays dark and it will not do anything. Any advice will be appreciated.
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Re: Compaq persario v2000 will not boot up.
Press F2 or Del key to get into Bois settings. Reset it to defaults by pressing F7 or look for the option on top of the window. F10 save & exit. See if it works.. otherwise try windows repair/reinstall
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Just remove the power cord, remove the case, then you will see the
memory inside the slots. Release the catches on both ends of the memory
then pull it out.
Maybe one of the memory chips is bad or one of the slots is bad.
Remove the Power Cord, Open the Case and remove one of the
memory chips. Set the chip aside then try rebooting the computer.
If it boots, then you know the memory chip you set aside is bad so mark an x on
it with an ink pen. If it fails to boot then move the chip to the next
memory slot and try rebooting. If it fails take the chip out and set it
aside, then put the other chip in and try booting it in both slots. If it
boots, just to verify that the chip set aside is bad, mark an x on it and put
it into the open memory chip slot and try booting.
When you plug in the power cord is there any lightswhatsoever on the laptop, where the plug goes in or on the AC Adapter of thepower cord?
When you press the power button do you hear fans running, hard drive spinning,lights on the computer, hear any beeps or lights constantly blinking, hear theDvD/CD drive click and the light on the drawer of the DvD/CD turn on for asecond or two? If so the laptop is trying to boot or may have booted, butthe screen is not showing for some reason.
Beep tones and blinking lights tells the technicians what is going on with thelaptop and why it is not booting. Most times it's a motherboard issuewhen you hear beeps or blinking lights continuous.
Maybe you have a Static Charge Buildup. Remove the Power Cord, Remove theBattery, then Press and Hold the power button for 30seconds. After 30 seconds plug the power cord back in (leave the batteryout) and hit the power button to see if it boots. If it does, you can putthe battery back in and let it charge.
Try booting into the BIOS Screen and resetting to factory defaults. If that fails suggest swapping the hard drive out and re-install the Operating System - Save your old data and migrate the data off the old drive. You can buy an external drive adapter to connect the harddrive to a USB port to migrate you data.
Use the table of contents to skip to where it shows you how to start disassembling it. Be sure you organize and label all of your screws accordingly so that when you have to put it back together, you dont have extra ones.
Page 160 is when it gets into disassembling the fan.
This is an operating system error, and you will need an operating system disc. You can try to repair or reinstall the operating system, but most likely the hard drive has failed and will need replacing.
If you have access to the internet, and a floppy or CD-ROM drive in the notebook, download a memory-test program and write or burn it. If the notebook successfully runs the memory test, then you have reason to consider the microprocessor memory and general motherboard OK, and to suspect the hard drive.
To boot from a CD-Rom you might have to select that option in the notebook's CMOS. By the way, your question did not say if you could access the CMOS setup menu. But try that also.
Do u have installed recently, some software? Try to boot up pressing the F8 button, when the menu appears select the option "Windows in safe mode" if u can boot to windows. View our software installed. If it is not software try, boot whit the windows installation disk enter to the setup and select the option repair, u will go to a DOS prompted window (all black whit white letters) must appear "c:\" used the command "chkdsk /f /r" let it run he will try to find any problem in the disk.