I'm installing BT5R3-GNOME-64.iso from a burned DVD to dual boot it with my current Windows 7 install. During the first few moments of installation after booting from the CD the screen pixelates with 3 black vertical bars and one vertical popcorn bar and freezes. The only way out is to hard reboot my comp. The safe mode, stealth, and other modes result in crashing as well.
My specs are:
Time of this report: 10/30/2012, 18:40:23
Machine name: ONE
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.110622-1503)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Studio 540
BIOS: BIOS Date: 08/25/09 12:43:46 Ver: 0.0.1
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q8300 @ 2.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.5GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4096MB RAM
Page File: 1560MB used, 6627MB available
Model: PLDS DVD+-RW DH-16AAS ATA Device
Driver: c:\windows\system32\drivers\cdrom.sys, 6.01.7600.16385 (English), , 0 bytes
Above is a poor photo of the crash.
Edit: I just tried to burn it at 6x speed thinking that the higher burn speed was risking file integrity but the problem persists even after redownloading the ISO and burning at a lower speed.