So I originally had my Windows 10 OS on a SSD and had an additional HDD for mass storage. I partitioned the HDD and migrated my OS to the HDD and wiped my SSD with the intent of installing Linux Mint on it.
I got a USB stick, formatted it to FAT32, and flashed a Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon ISO to it using YUMI.
Went into my BIOS, turned off secure boot, and booted from USB. When I selected the distro to load, it starts booting but then just freezes. I get an error message "can't disable ASPM; OS doesn't have ASPM control." This is where I'm stuck. Most of the Googling I've done has led me to articles that look like it's for people already familiar with an using Linux, particularly Ubuntu, and not for new users who are trying to install for the first time. So I'm at a loss.
Also, I tried booting Linux Mint 18.2 Cinnamon and this one booted but then my display just turns off.