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

I just replaced Windows with Ubuntu 12.04. It installed correctly, but but when I tried to restart the computer to run of the hdd instead of my usb, the OS didn't boot. A message came up on my monitor saying "Change resolution to 1920x1080 - 60Hz". Can anybody help? I am very inexperienced with this.

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marked as duplicate by hexafraction, Tom Brossman, Jorge Castro, Eliah Kagan, jokerdino Oct 1 '12 at 4:25

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How much time did you give it at this screen? –  hexafraction Sep 30 '12 at 20:38
it stays there forever –  Zach Sep 30 '12 at 20:39
I'll dupe this to the canonical black-screen question, as it is similar(except for how your monitor handles it). By the way, what graphics card and monitor are you using? –  hexafraction Sep 30 '12 at 20:43

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Try installing another boot-splash http://www.2shared.com/file/7xG6DxF3/ubuntu_sunrise_10_all.html it replaces the dots with a ubuntu sunrise http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqc55gPDRss

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Okay, I ran a boot repair, and it's working now.

Only difference is that the boot screen is black, instead of the traditional maroon and orange thing.

There are 4 dots instead of 5, and they're white and yellow. Why is this?

Graphics card is NVidia GEforce 6150 SE

Monitor is HP 2310m

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