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Won't boot on start up screen says starting system then screen goes black and flashing with cursor in top right corner of screen


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I had this too. It kept happening after I would install updates. I think the problem turned out to being that my harddrive (only 4GB) had run out of space.

The way I ended up fixing it was to turn the power off by holding down the button, turn it back on and hold the F9 key. This allowed me to "restore factory defaults" and it booted up again. I lost all the changes I had made, so if you had settings saved, this may not be your best option.

If it is a harddrive space issues, I would recommend getting to the console (CNTRL+ALT+T) and then typing "sudo synaptic" to get to the package manager. You can then remove packages that you no longer need or want to use (like the kids games, possibly Skype). This stuff is a little advanced, so if you're not sure of what you're doing, you may end up changing something you didn't mean to and needing to start back over again by restoring defaults.
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