There are some cheat codes you can enter on startup that may help.
On the first screen where it asks you to press Enter to continue, type in:
linux noacpi noapic nopcmcia noagp vga=normaland press Enter. If you are using VL6 Std or SOHO, the command would be:
gui noacpi noapic nopcmcia noagp vga=normal
There are other codes to try, but these would be a good start. Post back with your findings.