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I cannot get the computer to do anything. I get a code at start up . 6.640648] Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to Kill init| exitcode=0x00007f00

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    Please edit your question and tell us i) what version of Ubuntu you are using; ii) what computer this is (laptop? dekstop? what hardware?); iii) What happened before it started doing this. Did you install something? Did you just shut it down and this started happening randomly? – terdon Nov 2 '15 at 22:50
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    A screen shot of the full error would be needed. – psusi Nov 2 '15 at 23:55
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Presumably you are trying to boot from disk. Will it boot from CD/USB? If not you may well have a hardware problem. You could try booting form an Ultimate Boot CD which you would need to create on a working PC but it would then allow you to test the CPU, memory, disk etc. The Ultimate Boot CD is available here. If this CD won't boot either, you have a very sick machine indeed. In this case, check the power supply, replug everything pluggable, but if the problem remains it's probably time to bin it.

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