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

I made Ubuntu 12.04 USB stick with unetbootin. When I select my USB drive in boot menu, I immediately get a black screen and blinking cursor. What causes this?

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marked as duplicate by jokerdino, Jorge Castro, hbdgaf, Mitch, Uri Herrera Aug 18 '12 at 2:13

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This sounds like a bad USB image, try checking the MD5 of the download before making the USB stick. –  Jorge Castro Apr 30 '12 at 3:11

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I suggest that you make it with Linux Live USB Creator - http://www.linuxliveusb.com. If the problem still occurs try changing the flash drive. Hope this helps.

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I used Linux Live USB but still got the same problem. –  LWZ Sep 20 '13 at 3:55

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