ubuntuuser - heres a couple of things:
"Can this be fixed?" Everything can be fixed...
It is a good idea to make the title as descriptive as possible,
thats all acid_kewpie is trying to say.
To your problem - 1st, don't be shy about giving information - too much
informaiton is not a bad thing... not enough is terrible. If I were you,
I'd read through ' dmesg ' and see if any errors stick out. You can
also read through /var/log/syslog - match up the time you booted to the
times referenced in syslog to help track down the problem.
It sounds to me like a service is having trouble getting going. But unless
someone has had the exact problem, its hit or miss on my part without
How long is the pause while its 'stuck'?
What gets loaded right after it loads the system log daemon?