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I have a hp pavilion a1637c: AMD Athlon 64x2, 500G HDD, 4G RAM.

I have several times installing Ubuntu. I get to the point where it boots up to the desktop but it never loads up. The Ubuntu screen that comes up just fills 1/4 of the screen, it has no option to log on.

I have also installed Xubuntu & Kubuntu, they give me the desktop screen 1/4 size and it has the little loading dots that are active, then the full screen goes kind of dark purple.

In all the cases I wait for aprx. 45 mins to see if it begins to work.

I did a successful install on my Windows 7 screen.

NOTE: I used the WUBI for all installs

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forgot the mention the hp pavilion uses windows xp –  david May 19 '13 at 23:24
    
Also you forgot to mention the version of Ubuntu.. –  Lucio May 19 '13 at 23:26
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