I would like to start off by saying that I am new to Ubuntu and forums as well. Lets get on with the problem now. I am on my old desktop, possibly about 7-8 years. It has 2 hard drives on it. 1 hard drive has Windows XP Professional installed on it and the 2nd hard drive is empty. So I decided to install Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on it and after having some graphic driver troubles I booted back into Windows and completely formatted the drive so that I could re-install Ubuntu on it. But, now when I try to boot from the Ubuntu CD, it hangs on the purple screen that says "Ubuntu" and never progresses. Most of the time it eventually changes to a black screen that mentions something along the lines of "Unable to handle kernel paging request..." Can someone please help me solve this problem? I would be very grateful. Thanks in advance.