The problem of seeing simply a blinker seems to be occurring quite frequently online, but I have not found any solution that has helped.
I am trying to install from wubi, and previously I've had to uninstall and reinstall ubuntu many times to try to get it to work; I also have had a working copy of 11.10 on my machine (Asus U46E) before, but had to uninstall it after my computer froze during an upgrade to 12.04, and was rendered useless despite what solutions online tried to tell me.
At this point, I almost had 11.04 working because I was able to edit the boot option to xforcevesa and remote quiet splash during startup, but attempting to update-grub [this time I mistakenly updated to quick splash xforcevesa instead of removing quick splash] gave me an "alloc Magic broken at 0xsomething". Newer versions don't get me much further. With the boot options set to "quiet splash ", I have the same problem. Removing quiet splash and going with one of the many other options out there simply gets me to the Booting Node activating processors, or something to that effect, and stops moving there.
Is there any other solution out there? And why would it not work now when it did the first time?