Update: I looked at the plug connecting the HD to the PC and pulled it about 1/2 way back off and reinserted into machine. I then pulled the HD back out and noticed that it was not all the way pushed back on and it wasnt parallel to the HD. Basically I am thinking that the HD is not sitting properly in the bay for some reason or another, but I have been running 10+ hours with no problems as of yet. I did reformat the HD so I am going down that road of reloading and letting run awhile, reboot, repeat. Not sure if solution, but looking real good at this point.
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Maybe the motherboard gone bad. You can test the hard drive and the memory first. First, take out the hard drive and restart your laptop. If the problem persist, take out 1 memory, then restart your laptop. If the problem persist, then take out the second memory and install the first memory. If the problem persist, then your motherboard is dying. Please do not forget to detach the ac adapter and the main battery before you touch the hard drive and or the memory; and read the laptop's service manual.
its your hard drive that is freezing .It could be going bad due to viruses or filled up with so much data. could be hardware going out like your dvd burner because it cannot read the data and it overworks itself.Do this go to start then all programs then accessories then system tools then go to system information and take a look at your total physical memory which by what you say should be 4 gb's or 4096 mb's then the next 1 down in available physical memory you should have plenty maybe 2.5 or 3 gigs. make sure you do have total memory of 4 gigs 1st. because a lack of memory on a newer laptop like this will cause this same problem.then when you start up your laptop go into system setup and look for hard drive diagnostics and run it. this will take almost an hour but it will tell you if your hard drive is having problems. you can also even go as far as removing your dvd-rw rom to eliminate that hardware issue. then restart your laptop and keep pushing f8 to bring up your safemode screen. go into safemode because it allows only a minimal amount or drivers and software to run meaning less memory and less because your will only have vga graphics mode meaning big letters. then check for viruses,adware and malware because they also can cause this problem. Well good luck I hope this helps you track down your problem. Hard drive problems im still thinking
It may be caused by overheating. Overheating is the main problem with HP portables. Use a fan to cool down the computer and check how long it last working. If blowing air with a fan "Appears to fix the problem" stop using the computer and get maintenance service for it. The processor area needs to be cleaned.
does this happen only when you play dvd? bluescree usually pertians to Operating system issue, so i suggest you back up your files as early as now, and try reinstalling your OS. If it still wont work, you may need to replace your hard drive.
Hello sir/mam, as i analyze you problem, there are several points that may cause these problem, 1. your hard drive might have bad sectors that at a point the heads of the hard drive have difficulties reading the information thus cuasing the sound and lag of screen to become distorted. so i suggest you regularly scan for bad sectors. 2. its a long shot, it may be your software, you have to reinstall the porgram where you saw the lag. if every thing else fails, if its not a hassle, reinstall your OS and work with a fresh copy of programs on your laptop. if you have anymore questions, let me know. thanks
Im wondering if the hard drive is beginning to go bad, that would cause lockups and also cause it to hang on the compaq logo screen.
It could also be the start of the motherboard going bad. Take your hard drive out, put a good known working one in there and with your discs, restore your laptop with the known good working hard drive and then see what happens, if the lockups are still happening then you know the motherboard is going bad.
The Evo N610c is upgradable to only 1GB of memory. You're overloading the motherboard, it can't handle 2GB. If you really need 2GB, get a new laptop (or a PC, for that matter). Otherwise, I'd run (2) 512MB sticks of RAM to even out the workload.
Not a hard drive issue I'm afraid. Sounds like they switched the whole system out.
So you disassembled the laptop and put it back together?
That's more than most of these guys can do.
You've got a loose lcd cable, or memory is going bad, or there's a short in the case-palm rest area.
All these are common with this model.
basing on the information you have given here are the possible solutions:
remove any external device connected to your system (printer, external hard drive and others) if removing this does not work and still gets a blank screen with blinking cursor try to go to safe mode with networking. if successful try to download the driver for your video adapter.
when you try to start the computer , do get anything on the screen like a logo? when does the blank screen occurs, is it during the turning ON of the computer or during the windows xp logo appears on the screen?
a blank screen could be caused by the following: defective video adapter, corrupted video driver, defective memory, unknown device causing the issue like the hard drive, optical drive or other peripheral installed inside the computer.