have to reboot as screen goes black and system freezes

Asked by irma claeys

After doing one the usual "updates", system log out fine, but start up was another story, system freezes on start up and screen goes blank and then black' nothing happens, you hear the system is on, but you can't log in or do anything else, until i have to take the power cable off without battery and re-start again, then the vaio sign comes on, a minute later the screen comes with the Unbutu GNU GRUB VERSION 1.99 12 UNBUTU 5.1 THEN IT SAYS UNBUTU, WITH LINUX GENERIC, AND ETC, CHOOSE ONE AND THEN IT STARTS AFTER ALMOST 10 MINUTE ORDEAL. i HAVE TRIED EVERYTHING, HAVE TAKEN HOURS READING INFO REGARDING THIS ISSUE, A LOT OF PEOPLE POSTING SOLUTIONS AND YET NOTHING HAPPENS, MY SYSTEM WORKS FINE, JUST TWO TIMES, MY SYSTEM SHUT DOWN FOR NO APARENT REASON. i NEED HELP, NEW TO LINUX AND MY FRIEND WHO INSTALLED IT PASSED AWAY; i NEED TO FIX THIS MYSELF. HEEEEEEELP!!!!

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Does the system have a make and model?

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Hamish McIntyre-Bhatty (hamishmb) said :

Okay, try this:

Get to the grub menu by holding down shift, then select the standard (preselected) option, and press e to edit.

Find the line which starts with linux, and add "nomodeset" without the quotes.

Hope this helps

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