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I recently installed ubuntu 12.04.3, using wubi. Once it goes to the login screen it freezes and the screen turns purple. I have tried installing other distro's using a bootable ...
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    Freezing at login screen


    I recently installed ubuntu 12.04.3, using wubi. Once it goes to the login screen it freezes and the screen turns purple. I have tried installing other distro's using a bootable usb and it gives me the same exact problem. Thanks for your help in advance

    Tech info:
    Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) Processor LE-1640, 2700 Mhz

    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

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    Other boot or video problems

    Some hardware is not fully compatible and Wubi will freeze upon booting (ACPI) and/or you may experience video problems. Those are not Wubi specific issues. There are generally special parameters that are required to enable workarounds for such hardware. Refer to this support thread for more information.
    Video Problems after second reboot

    If you experience problems after installation, press "Ctrl+Alt+F2" and run:

    sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

    Select the VESA driver and leave all other options at default. Then reboot. That will allow you to boot into a safe graphics mode (limited resolution) you should then be able to install the appropriate drivers or try other solutions as needed.
    Any other problems can be researched at
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WubiGuide

    Good Luck and Happy Trails, Rok

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