I am trying to install 13.10. I have created a startup USB with the built-in startup disk creator and I have also tried using unetbootin, both give me this error on boot-up, just a black screen with the message "Machine check error".
I am using an ASUS zenbook UX31. It is working fine otherwise, and I have boot from USB without problems with other versions of Ubuntu several times before. I have seen this duplicate but the accepted answer there is a workaround, not a solution - I can not boot from CD because I am using an ultrabook without any CD drive.