Cannot install windows

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Cannot install windows

#1 Post by killahtm » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:40 am

hi, i have t60 and i cannot install windows (i have tried win 7, win 10, from usb, from cd). It passes copying files and install updates and then after restart it freezes itself.
memory test ok, hdd test ok (also have tried with another hdd).
plz help me...

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Re: Cannot install windows

#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:19 pm

Which T60 CPU are you using. It is likely a T2400 which is 32bit only, not 64 which those OS are likely.
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Re: Cannot install windows

#3 Post by theterminator93 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:28 pm

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:19 pm
Which T60 CPU are you using. It is likely a T2400 which is 32bit only, not 64 which those OS are likely.
If he was trying to install the 64 bit flavor of any of those OSes with an x86 only CPU, it wouldn't get past the bootloader to install.

I have seen a few instances where immediately after the install and first reboot, the machine gets "stuck" at the Starting Windows screen for 1-2 minutes before moving on. It only does it once, so I'm not sure what it doesn't like...

Where exactly does it freeze? CMOS to defaults change anything?
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Re: Cannot install windows

#4 Post by killahtm » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:27 pm

i have t5600 and thats 64bit cpu, right?
it finishes copying files and install updates, then installation restart laptop and it freezes on booting, on first logo show.
i have tried load cmos defaults, no help.

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Re: Cannot install windows

#5 Post by dr_st » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:14 pm

Are you installing to the internal hard drive or to a drive in the bay?

Are there any USB devices connected during the boot that freezes?

Can you boot in safe mode (after the installation is done copying files)?
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Re: Cannot install windows

#6 Post by killahtm » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:00 pm

Im installing on internal hdd.
Tried to disconnect usb after copying files not helping.
Cannot go to safe mode

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Re: Cannot install windows

#7 Post by cadillacmike68 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:02 pm

Pressing F5 or F8 when starting (I can never remember which) should allow you to load in safe mode.
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Re: Cannot install windows

#8 Post by killahtm » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:17 am

Its f8 but that dont help cause windows hasnt finished installation.

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Re: Cannot install windows

#9 Post by theterminator93 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:04 am

How long do you let it sit while it's at the first logo display during first boot before giving up on it?

Any change if you try the other HDD mode (AHCI/Compatibility) for install?
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Re: Cannot install windows

#10 Post by killahtm » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:06 am

Tried that, same thing :(
Really frustrating....

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Re: Cannot install windows

#11 Post by axur-delmeria » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:14 am

1. Does your T60 have Intel or ATI graphics?
2. What's its BIOS version?
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Re: Cannot install windows

#12 Post by killahtm » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:07 pm

It has ati gpu and bios is 2.26.
You think anything change if i update to 2.27 or it exist newer bios?

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Re: Cannot install windows

#13 Post by dr_st » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:58 am

I don't think there are any meaningful differences between 2.26 and 2.27 (which is the latest version for 4:3 T60).
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Re: Cannot install windows

#14 Post by killahtm » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:00 pm

Really cant believe what a stupid failure. I guess its time to retire my t60 :(

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Re: Cannot install windows

#15 Post by JBUK » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:02 pm

You could try booting from a Linux live CD or USB to prove the T60 hardware.
Also what happens if you skip installing updates? These have been known to kill a machine.
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Re: Cannot install windows

#16 Post by Cigarguy » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:06 pm

I've had this happen a couple of times while installing Windows 7 on various Thinkpads. Instead of trying to find the bug, I simply reinstall Windows and everything works even though the previous install did not work.

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Re: Cannot install windows

#17 Post by killahtm » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:37 am

That install updates is on windows 7 installation setup so i cannont stop it :)
I have tried installing several times win 7 and win 10, allways same error.
Will try live linux but i need windows on this laptop :(

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Re: Cannot install windows

#18 Post by JBUK » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:20 am

You can stop updates by having no internet connection available or disabling the Windows update service. Its worth a try to see if one of the updates is screwing the Tpad.
Another long shot, what Bios level do you have ? W7 not supported before 2.25.
Have you got another T60 to try installing on. I
As I am sure you know it should just work......
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Re: Cannot install windows

#19 Post by killahtm » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:29 am

Tnx, will try without internet. I have 2.26 bios

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