Compaq v5000 powers on but only repeatedly attempts to spin cd rom.

Aug 23, 2018
My compaq v5000 will not start. Power light comes on and cd rom keeps trying to spin. But, all I got is a repeated attempt to boot. Was on it the other night and it went into hibernation. Left it for a couple of days and when I tried to start it up? It only hissed.
Wild guess.
For some reason the BIOS is set to boot from the CD ROM.
I'd go into the BIOS and look.

What do you mean "it hissed". What exactly hissed?