09-02-2018 01:22 PM - edited 09-02-2018 01:27 PM
I'm sorry If this question was asked before on this forum
I have a IBM Thinkpad T60 15.4in Widescreen laptop and i'm having problems installing Windows 7 64-bit on it. When I got it the bios was locked with a supervisor password and I coudn't bypass it so I bought a new motherboard. After I installed the new motherboard, I tried booting a Windows 7 install from a USB stick like I usually do to instll Windows but all it does is saying "Windows is loading files" then "Starting Windows" and then nothing happens...all I get is a black screen and it stays stuck there forever.
I tried a 32-bit version of Windows 7 : same thing
I tried Windows Vista : same thing
I tried Windows XP : same thing
I tried Ubuntu 64bit : same thing
I tried a strelec boot usb : it bluescreens or freezes
I tried flashing the latest BIOS and changing the boot mode from AHCI to Compatibility but it didn't change anything
At this point i have no idea what's wrong...did anyone have any similar problems ??
12-22-2018 06:35 PM
your replacement motherboard may unfortunately be a failing motherboard as well.
This is a risk you take with very out of date models like the T60.