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My computer boots to a black screen, what options do I have to fix it?

after I install it from a burned cd into my vaio laptop (the process is normal,ubuntu boots off CD) after a full install, I restart, shows viao screen then goes straight to the black screen with the cursor and stays that way

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marked as duplicate by Eliah Kagan, fossfreedom Dec 26 '12 at 0:08

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A question, did you work fine when you click in the liveCD the option "try ubuntu"? If it is yes: 1-Try to reinstall again 2-If it still not works, can you go into recovery mode? An option in the boot (if you don't know how do this, tell me) –  Carlos Soriano Sánchez Apr 20 '12 at 18:15
    
Does Ctrl+Alt+F3 work? –  Andrejs Cainikovs Apr 20 '12 at 18:34
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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! We need more hardware information to help you, can you look at this question and then edit your question adding the information. –  Jorge Castro Apr 22 '12 at 19:06

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Try recovery mode. If it doesn't work, reinstall the operating system.

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