[ubuntu] Live USB freeze on Splash/Unity Load

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi everyone, I'm new here but I've got a little bit of outdated linux know-how. Briefly, I'm having a problem installing Ubuntu 12.04 (.1) LTS on my desktop and it's driving me mad. Here are some specs first off. Gigabyte EP-45 UD3P Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 OCZ DDR2 8GB's Zotac Nvidia 295 GTX -Hard Drives 3x Western Digital 500GB 2x Seagate 500GB TP-LINK 300Mbps Wireless N PCI Adapater TL-WN851ND I've tried 2 methods of trying to boot from the GRUB menu 1. Run from USB - Choosing USB as boot device and letting it run from USB 2. Install from USB - Choosing to install Ubuntu from USB in the G (Hardware)