[xubuntu] System Crashed Now Can't Boot

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hey all. I'm a complete novice so please forgive me. I'm using a crappy old HP DVsome odd laptop and have xubuntu 11.04 running on it. Only one that seems to work properly. Anyway I was just watching some KOH and it froze then a black screen popped up. I can't quite remember the message something like text mode? My decision was just hold the power button to get rid of this mess. When i try to boot up now it makes me select either regular or recovery mode (I have no partitions) if I choose regular boot it takes me to a black screen with a blinking cursor and nothing happens. I put the disk and (Hardware)