Usually, most distributions will tell you to hit enter to install, or an (F) key for other options. When you select the proper (F) key you'll get a boot prompt where you can enter a kernel parameter such as:
Look around at those (F) options when you first boot the CD to find other options, one of which would be the command to do a text installation without graphics till you can install proper graphics driver after the OS is up in command line only. You may be able to find the right command to instruct the installer to use the proper open source graphics driver. Because it sounds like a graphics issue, what type of graphics do you have?
What i really want to do is completely get rid of windows and move to linux (I'm sick and tired of all its problems)
What may be too obvious, is that they (different operating systems), all have their quirks and their advantages.