I've been trying to install LM 14 on an older Gateway W430UA laptop, 32 bit, 1.6 GHz, 150 gb HDD, currently running Win Vista. It hasn't benn turned on for about 4 years. I start up, boot from CD/DVD and get to the "Reboot in # second..." screen. Then it goes black, flashes silver for a moment then alternates screen off and black screen for however long (I've waited up to 20 mins).
I tested the disk on another laptop I have, Toshiba Satellite A505, 64 bit, 2.77 GHz, 500 gb HDD, currently running Win8, but was previously running Win7 & Ubuntu 12 dually. Everything worked exactly how it should (I didn't go through completely with the install) and I got to the desktop screen where you can play around or install LM.
What could the issue be with the Gateway laptop that I would be getting this black screen?
Edit: I have the MATE 32 bit version on LM 14.