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I've had Ubuntu installed, using WUBI, for some time now - a few months or so. It's worked fine until now, allowing me to login, use it's features etc... Two days ago, I turned on my computer and started Ubuntu. It loaded the GUI fine but just showed the loading screen and even after waiting 10 mins on this screen it still wouldn't show me the login page.

I am enthusiastic about web design and development and all of my work, along with my portfolio is stored in Ubuntu.

Cheers, Tomas

EDIT: I am using 12.04 LTS.

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What did you do after the 10 mins? –  jimirings Jun 16 '12 at 15:09
    
After 10 mins Ubuntu shut itself down –  Tomas Jun 16 '12 at 16:05
    
Have you been able to get it to start up correctly since then? –  jimirings Jun 16 '12 at 17:36
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By the loading screen, I presume you mean the purple screen that says Ubuntu with dots under it. When that first comes up, press Esc. This will show the messages behind it. Then edit your question to include as much of what you see as possible, especially error messages and whatever the last few lines say. (You may find it helpful to use the <$> tool in the editing toolbar to format these messages properly.) –  Eliah Kagan Jun 17 '12 at 3:52
    
@jimirings No. D: –  Tomas Jun 17 '12 at 6:57

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That's pretty bad,I think you should use a live CD and backup your data first as it contains all your work,Ubuntu install with Wubi do causes troubles sometimes, I think it will be better for you to do a fresh install and also get a seprate drive for your /home, such that when due to any reason your system crashes, your data will still be safe.

Cheers, Vinit

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