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

I have a HCL ME laptop with the following hardware specifications: Intel dual core T4200 @2.00GHz, 3GB RAM, Video Card: NVIDIA Geforce 8200M G, OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit.

When I am trying to install Ubuntu 12.04 through a CD/USB drive, it will boot from start menu and after the welcome screen, it only shows me a cursor and nothing else.

Please help me out. Is it possible to install Ubuntu in my laptop or not?

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marked as duplicate by Web-E, jokerdino, Eliah Kagan, nitstorm, izx Aug 14 '12 at 14:37

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First try refreshing your GUI by typing (CTRL+ALT+F7). If this doesn't work then try updating your computer from the TTY console. You can get to that by pressing (CTRL+ALT+F1). Login in with your username and password, then type

sudo apt-get update --fix-missing

This should fix any missing dependencies on your computer. When you are done, type

sudo shutdown -r now

to reboot your machine.

If any of this doesn't work, reinstall your LiveCD and reinstall Ubuntu.

Good Luck!

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He didn't installed it yet –  Web-E Jul 25 '12 at 13:45

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