Help! My laptop is stuck on the start up screen!
I have recently updated ubuntu 10.04 and now when I switch my laptop on, it's stuck on the startup screen which is a purple screen with the ubuntu logo. I can access the terminal but when it asks for my password it won't let me type and keeps saying login failed. I have no start disk and I am panicking as I desperately need a piece of information off my laptop. Any help would be hugely appreciated!!!