Zorin OS 17 install gets stuck on detecting usb devices on Thinkpad W540

I am trying to install zorin os 17 core on my thinkpad w540, but every time i boot into the install i get stuck on the screen shown in the photo

. I've tried multiple known good usbs and also tried upgrading from a zorin os 16.3 install which installed fine, but after running the upgrade zorin os tool and restarting the laptop i get the same screen.