Honestly, I have not used Linux in quite a while, new to Manjaro(have it on one other machine). I try to install Manjaro KDE(manjaro-kde-16.06.1-x86_64.iso) and it gets stuck when I get to that line in the title... I verified the iso it is good, and I already used it on my old laptop(for my mother) where it worked perfectly. Now on my new laptop both options(open-source and nonfree) freeze on the start job for MHWD(MediaHardWareDetection), the timer keeps going but it'll go for infinitely long.
The laptop: https://www.amazon.com/GL502VT-DS71-Gaming-Laptop-NVIDIA-GTX970M/dp/B01FFRD220