Sorry to say the noapic option did not solve the problem...
Sorry to hear it did not work out.
do you have an HP or Compaq Mini 110 or did it work for you with a different laptop?
One was a 7 year old Compaq nx7010 laptop, the other one was a 5 year old desktop.
I saw someone else reported having the same issue with the same laptop in Bugzilla.
Hope you find a solution for it!