I've been using an HP nx6110 laptop since last two years. Recently it has started giving problems-the system hangs once the booting is complete. And sometimes even when the booting is going on. The configuration that was preinstalled is:
256 MB RAM
40 GB Hard Disk
I've recently upgraded to:
80 GB Hard Disk(Replaced the previous one)
1 GHz processor(put in the external slot)
Assuming that Midknyte is right about adding RAM, what happens if you take out the stick of RAM that you added? Does the problem go away? Are you sure that the RAM is compatible with your laptop? They can be very picky.
If you use memtest86+, test one stick of RAM at a time, and let it run longer than you think you need to-several passes. You are looking for zero errors.
I've added the RAM in the external slot. But the problem had started before adding the RAM itself. The system was hanging on its own without any change in hardware configuration with the same OS (Windows XP) that I've been using since last two years.
At that moment I had assumed that the HD might be having some problem and decided to go for a change in the HD. I replaced it with an 80GB HD and also affixed a 1GB RAM in the external slot. The system booted well for the first time but started hanging afterwards. And the problem still persists.
Adding to that, I've already installed the specified drivers from the HP-support site(inclusive of BIOS drivers, Audio drivers, graphics etc.). I had done this without changing the Hardware configuration, as well as after changing that.
The system was hanging before as well as after changing hardware configuration. I think, I should go with memtest86+, or may be Windows Memory Tester. Haven't conducted a test yet in my life. Do you guys have any other suggestions???
I can only feel for you. I have the same laptop with the same symptoms only to find out from a similar chat forum at the HP website that there are many more similar cases. ''Type this adress (http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/bizsupport/questionanswer.do?admit=109447626+1213009943384+28353475&threadId=1096080)" or just google "nx6110 freezes/hangs"
The lap top your having has a manufacturing defect. i.e, problem with a large intel chip just below the mouse pad. It becomes loose after a certain period.