Boot fails after showing ubuntu screen and just sits on screen showing [OK]. Tried removing fglrx but still can't get it to go

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http://askubuntu.com – Just all the sudden compiz failed and I couldn't get it to relauch so I rebooted the system. Ever since, after the Ubuntu login screen (with 5 round circles in the middle. It just goes to the next screen which is black with various tasks displaying [OK] at the end and freezes. I've switched over to a terminal session and removed fglrx and reinstalled xorg-default drivers. This didn't help because I had a suspicion it was an issue with X. Not sure where else to go but a reinstall. Any one have any ideas to try or to get further where the boot is failing. Of note, when I reinstalled to the open (HowTos)