I am trying to install elementary OS Freya on my laptop and I've tried a thousand programs and bootable USBs and nothing, these are the specs:

Processor: 2x AMD Turion (tm) 64 X2 Mobile Technology TL-58
Memory: 1789MB (1157MB used)
Operating System: Zorin 11
Date / Time: Fri 11 Mar 2016 11:57:12 CET
Resolution: 1280x800 pixels
OpenGL Renderer: Unknown
X11 Vendor: The X.Org Foundation
Audio Adapter: HDA-Intel - HDA ATI SB
-input Devices-
 Power Button
 lid Switch
 Sleep Button
 Power Button
 Translated AT September 2 keyboard
 Video Bus
 SynPS / 2 Synaptics TouchPad
 Acer BMA150 accelerometer
 Logitech USB Laser Mouse
 HDA ATI SB Front Headphone
 Acer CrystalEye webcam
No printers found
-scsi Disks-
Hitachi ATA HTS54161

Since the USB booteable stays fixed on the screen with the "e" logo and stay here forever, if I enter in the initial menu and test Live version, only works after giving enough times Esc key, from there I try to install and all it seems to work well in the installation, but when it ends and restarts, turns staying with "e" logo fixed and nothing happens.

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If you follow these steps (based on instructions from the Ubuntu Wiki), you can see where Elementary OS is failing as it tries to start up:

  1. Boot from the USB drive.
  2. Navigate to "try Elementary OS," and press "e".
  3. Remove the quiet and splash keywords (found in the line starting with linux). Also remove the parameter vt.handoff=7, and on the line that reads set gfxpayload=$linux_gfx_mode, replace with set gfxpayload=text.
  4. Press "Ctrl+x" to boot.

What are the last few entries that appear when you try to boot in this mode?

What program are you using to create a bootable USB drive?

You are installing Elementary OS 0.3.2, right? This version fixes several installation issues from older versions.

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