Ubuntu Lucid Lynx crashed in VMware - Cannot Access Recovery Mode

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http://serverfault.com – My main virtual machine crashed today. More specifically, the Windows7 host crashed while the VM was transferring files (very slowly) to a flash drive. I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS - Lucid Lynx in VMware (not sure if it is VMware Player, esx, or what. I downloaded it for free about a year ago) as a testing webserver. Now the VM will not boot past the 1st 2-3 lines. Then it does nothing at all. I waited about 30 minutes one time. Usually it says this: fsck from util-linux-ng 2.17.2 /dev/sda1: clean, 652189/6373376 files, 14459048/25464832 blocks One time it said this: fsck from util-li (HowTos)