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T60 won't start, displays '07 07 ...' on the screen

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T60 won't start, displays '07 07 ...' on the screen

#1 Post by arabianights » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:10 pm

hi, today when i tried to reboot my t60, the machine won't boot, after logo appears on the screen, it display a bunch of '07 07 07....' on the screen, no beeps. i can get into bios and change settings, i can boot into slackware linux installed onto an external hdd, and mounted the windows partition.

any advice? is the hdd dead?

screenshot of boot error screen.
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https://1drv.ms/u/s!AgFqxF-g9pqPvxl_RJq ... 2?e=WHYDzz
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Re: T60 won't start, displays '07 07 ...' on the screen

#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:23 pm

Wow I think your T60 just turned into a Slot Machine and you won all 7s :lol:

Ok now seriously, that an error I haven't seen before. Nwo you say this happens after the boot splash screen, well you should pull the drive. If it stops with either a blinking cursor or a No OS error message, then you should just reinstall the operating system of your choice on their and be on your merry way after recovering/backing up any important files.

Now if it doesn't go away...well I'm stumped past a possible Mobo swap. :??:
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Re: T60 won't start, displays '07 07 ...' on the screen

#3 Post by dr_st » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:28 am

He mentioned that he can boot from external drive, so either the problem is something specific to the main disk connection, or it's in software. Since he can mount the Windows partition, I assume the boot sector got corrupted (malware?). I would try a boot sector fix / repair first, and if that fails - reinstall the OS.
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Re: T60 won't start, displays '07 07 ...' on the screen

#4 Post by arabianights » Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:14 pm

it seems that the bootloader was corrupted. I reinstalled linux grub bootloader from bootable usb media, now i can boot into windows / linux again.
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