I have been using Ubuntu on my laptops for some time now, but I wanted to try Mint on my desktop. I chose LMDE as a way of getting away from Ubuntu, but when I burned the DVD and tried to boot the disk, I got the initial screen that says "automatic boot in" 10..9..8.. etc. I can get the boot menu where I can choose to boot linux mint, or compatibility mode, etc. But once I make a selection or let the 10 seconds elapse, the machine seems to act like it is thinking for a minute with a blank screen and then the "thinking" (read: disc spinning, etc) seems to stop and then nothing. I'm left with a perpetually blank screen and no sign of life.
The Version I tried installing is LMDE 64 bit 201303. I've tried it with DVD's and USB. I've checked the image as well.
My Compy is a Core i7, with Asus P8Z68 MoBo, and an Nvidia Geforce GTX 570. The image is the Cinnamon desktop edition
Any ideas as to why it isn't working? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I've done a fair bit of searching around to see if anyone has had the same thing yet but I couldn't find anything that sounds like my particular problem.