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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.

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What version of Ubuntu are you running? (ex. 11.04, 11.10?) Also how long were you waiting? –  Fritz Mar 13 '12 at 6:16
    
I am running Ubuntu 11.10. –  Michael Mar 13 '12 at 6:26
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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?

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No Wubi. I regret installing Ubuntu. I'm just not smart enough to get it, I've always considered myself good with computers but...VirtualMachines are nice but they can't run my games =( –  Michael Mar 13 '12 at 6:10
    
You could try without removing windows,Installing inside windows means install using wubi, not VM. maybe it's your X server. because after battery staes it loads the x server configs, you probably have messed around, Use the live cd and copy data you sored in ubuntu partition(Your stuff like music) and reinstall ubuntu. –  Prasad RD Mar 13 '12 at 11:36
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