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Trying to boot any version of linux or boot-repair off USB/DVD fails

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http://askubuntu.com – I am trying to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 13.10. After using Lili USB creator and also burning the Ubuntu .iso onto a DVD, I tried both, (at different times!) and I get to the purple menu that asks whether I want to Try, install, or check disk. Any option I select yields a blackish screen with a random letter highlighted (probably 8 size font) in a random color. I have tried the UEFI boot as well, and I get a GRUB menu asking the same options, and yielding the same results. I have tried nomodeset, and that hasn't seemed to work. Anyone got any ideas? System Specs: ASUS P8Z77-V WD 500gb H (HowTos)