First of all, I'm going to need VERY specific answers for I switched to Linux from Windows a week ago and don't know much. Basically when Ubuntu starts it hangs on "Checking battery state". I'm on a desktop, not a laptop. If I do Ctrl+Alt+F5 and "sudo reboot" about 2 or 3 times it will eventually boot into Ubuntu, but this is quite frustrating. Any detailed help would be very appreciated.
Mm... I have faced the same problem recently, but don't remember what i did to it to work ;-( If you have installed Ubuntu inside windows, try to run check disk the partition of the Wubi installation (Ubuntu installation) and boot into Ubuntu again, what have you done before this problem, I think you have done something wrong with the GDM (Gnome display manager) is it?