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When I start my Ubuntu, I see the brown and white ubuntu logo, and then the screen turns black and asks for my username and password in a command prompt.
The only thing I did in my last session was copy and paste a picture; however I don't believe that had an effect because it started like this once before I did that. Also, it even froze on me once before.
I'm thinking that I'll just wait until I reformat the hard drive and reinstall Ubuntu. I didn't store data on that partition anyway.
A non-GUI boot is not "root mode" - you still log on as yourself. Try booting with the recovery option, and see what the last few messages are. At the menu, try continuing to a normal boot and see if it comes up. Else try looking at /var/log/Xorg.0.log - especically for EE entries.