I downloaded the bt3final usb, extracted it to my fat32 partitioned usb drive, and ran bootinst.bat

I'm able to boot from the drive but when I get to the first boot menu, where it allows you to select whether to start in persistent changes mode or others, the screen is all messed up. It's hard to describe but it's impossible to read anything on it.

Can I edit a file so that it will automatically boot into persistent change mode?

Is that all I need to do so that it keeps my changes, or do I have to follow one of the longer tuts such as balding_parrots?

If I let it auto start the rest of BT3 works fine, but only if I run xconf. If I don't all my menus don't have the top bars(esc and minimize) and most things freeze.
Thanks