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So first of all, I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing. I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 along side Windows 7 using the windows installer included in the download, but then when I go to restart and finish the installation, I get this error: http://i.imgur.com/YzNA0Cr.jpg

I at first figured this to be a simple download error, retrying the download twice more after that (once in the browser, once in a torrent client), verifying the MD5 sum both times, with neither download working.

As stated earlier, I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing with installing any operating system other than Windows, so I'd really appreciate some guidance as to if I'm doing something incorrectly.

Thanks!

EDIT: mcelog decode output

$ mcelog --ascii
CPU 0: Machine Check Exception: 5 Bank 4: be00000000800400
RIP !INEXACT! 10:<ffffffff813d340b> {intel_idle+0xab/0x100}
TSC 1db9128ac4 ADDR ffffffff8136f8f0 MISC ffffffff813bf8f0
PROCESSOR 0:306c3 TIME 1396513815 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 9CPU 0: Machine Check Exception: 5 Bank 4: be00000000800400
TSC 1db9128ac4 ADDR ffffffff8136f8f0 MISC ffffffff813bf8f0

Hardware event. This is not a software error.
CPU 0 BANK 4 TSC 1db9128ac4 
RIP !INEXACT! 10:ffffffff813d340b
MISC ffffffff813bf8f0 ADDR ffffffff8136f8f0 
TIME 1396513815 Thu Apr  3 09:30:15 2014
STATUS be00000000800400 MCGSTATUS 5
CPUID Vendor Intel Family 6 Model 60
RIP: intel_idle+0xab/0x100}
PROCESSOR 0:306c3 TIME 1396513815 SOCKET 0 APIC 0 microcode 9
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It is a hardware failure. It could be the GPU - try booting with nomodeset. If that does not help, check the hardware (clean the dust, re-plug cpu, memory, graphics card, try a different CPU etc.) I found the same "Exception: 5 Bank 4" error reported by a user on freedesktop, who eventually fixed it by replacing his motherboard. Does Windows 7 work ok? Interesting that the Linux kernel of the installer booted without error. –  bain May 22 at 0:35
    
What PC is this? Laptop? It seems there is a bug in a common wifi driver which could cause a machine check exception at boot. –  bain May 22 at 0:39
    
It's a laptop. Windows 7 works without problem, and how would I go about booting with that condition? I honestly am entirely new to this. Thanks. –  BoredomKils May 22 at 3:17
    
See How do I add a kernel boot parameter? –  bain May 22 at 9:38
    
Since Windows 7 works without problem it seems this could be a software error. I noticed that your log says the kernel is tainted (has closed source drivers loaded). When you did the install, did it say that it detected any hardware that required (or recommended) close drivers? One thing you could try is to do a full install without internet connection (so it does not download any extra packages). –  bain May 22 at 9:41

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