Never got past the intro video each time it crashed. Had to power off the PC to get out of the crash/lockup both times. Third bootup is when the video card displayed the red dotted columns. Basically the game ran no more than 3-5 minutes each time.
So far nothing I do is getting rid of the lines. I had turned the system off for 15 min in case it was a heat issue but the lines are still there even in POST.