I get to grub's boot options, select non-free drivers, choose to boot to Manjaro, and then the screen goes black. After a few seconds the drive audibly spins up for a moment then a blinking white cursor appears on a black background and nothing else happens.
I have also tried with free drivers as well. In that case the screen only goes black and nothing else, not even the cursor.
I used the windows program recommended in the manjaro user guide to burn the disk.
I cannot use a live USB because of my motherboard. It just doesn't seem to be a feature for my motherboard, it won't recognize any usbs from uefi, and the manual for the motherboard only mentions installing from cd/dvd. It is an older one.
2 MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GD5T OC graphics cards
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge Quad-Core 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W BX80637I73770
CORSAIR RM Series RM1000 1000W ATX12V
ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard