I have an HP NC6000 from my work. I use it everyday, and usually have it plugged into an adapter in my truck. Today, I came home and tried to go online with my laptop. When it was loading firefox the computer froze and nothing I could do would unfreeze it. Finally I pushed the power button to turn it off. This did so. When I tried to turn it back on again the computer would not start up. I had the ac cord plugged in and the battery in. I tried about a dozen times to restart the machine. The charge light would come on, the fan would spin and 5-10 seconds later the machine would turn off. After a dozen times or so I pushed the sleep button while I pushed to power button for kicks and it started up. After booting up the computer froze and I was back to my original problem. This time I pushed the cd button after my sleep button did not work and again it stated up. I let it boot then before it could freeze I turned it off thru the windows menu. I called HP support and that guy had me pull the battery and unplug the ac cord then hold the power button down for one minute. After this it seemed to work but five minutes after I hung up, the computer froze again. I called back, and no surprise, this guy did not want to help me because the warranty expired back in April he told me to reinstall the os.
I am running windows XP with Service Pack 2.
Any ideas as to why the computer is now freezing up? It was working fine all day. And how am I to reinstall the os if the computer keeps freezing?
The computer is currently off and I believe will be difficult to start or will freeze upon restart. I have a HDD from my toshiba laptop that lost it's motherboard. The HDD still works. I could, maybe, use that?