sorry for bringing up such an old thread, thought it less messy than starting a new one
this boot problem.....i have the very same thing and it started last night.....
Id like to ask you guys can you just forget about it and use the computer as normal? I mean all it is is that you have to click escape and then it boots fine...almost not worrying about. Or is it something that ought to be rectified?
anyway............heres the thing. My previous T60 (now deceased) also had exactly the same problem, but i didnt think it was worth worrying about...anyway it sort of died 8 months later....The final verdict was that a band of renegade ants got inside and messed things up (no joke) but im not fully convinced this was what caused my old t60s demise. I mean this boot thing appears to be connected to the main board, and apparently it was my main board that was decreed useless in the last one.. Could it be that this problem left unchecked can lead to permanent damage of some kind or other?.
Im stubborn as hell when it comes to thinkpads and after my old T60 died I wound up buying two second hand t60s rather than getting a brand new T500 with 3 year warranty for the same money (
)......so needless to say I'll be repeatedly kicking myself hard in the groin if these replacement T60s end up going the same way as the old one.
any info well appreciated