Just thought I would post this in case someone else gets the same thing happen to them and they might have further input. I just sent in my T60 to be repaired (still under warranty). It had been flawless for two years and I have never took it out travelling and took good care of it. It started two weeks ago while I was surfing and the pointer suddenly froze and then the screen of blue death showed up. Said windows had to be shut down to prevent damage etc..
Rebooted and now it stated that no o.s. and no drives detected?(HDD).
I panicked and tried to reinstall the o.s. thinking it might be corrupted. Tried rescue and recovery and the dang thing did it again during that process.
Then tried reboot and it said boot unmountable? Keeps rebooting with blue screen now saying unmountable.
Okay, so I read up everywhere I can and find that maybe the HDD is not seated properly? Tried that and same thing.
I decide to take my girlfriend's HDD from her thinkpad and install it in my T60. Behold it boots up fine and Windows appears!
So I pray to hell it's just the hard drive. Just to make sure, I test with pc doctor and it tells me everything is fine (RAM,HARD DRIVE,SYSTEM BOARD ETC...).
After half a day of thinking my problem was finally solved and that I would just need a new hard drive, BANG! The pointer freezes once more and the blue screen appears again!!!!
Sent it in with a note of everything that happened. I hope they just don't change the hard drive and really take a look into this mysterious intermittent problem.
Anyone think it's the system board?
P.S. I miss my thinkpad!