Compaq Presario v2000 will not boot

Hi,

I have a Compaq Presario v2000 laptop that I got from a friend to fix. When it boots up, it will beep... shut off... turn on again... beep... and it does this until you hold the power button and turn it off for good. I don't see anything at all on the screen. I hear the hard drive spinning and the CPU fan running, but that is it. I don't hear any audio from the computer except for the beeps.

What could this be and how do I fix it? Is it something wrong with the bios? My friend said that he might have gotten a virus. Is this possible to affect the computer in this way. How likely would that be?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
stjowaAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

PUNKYCommented:
Likely memory error. Open the case and reseat components see if it helps.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
nobusCommented:
or if more than 1 ram stick installed, try with each one separately.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Laptops Notebooks

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.