# New HD - Can't get USB boot working to install Ubuntu

Here's my setup: -Windows 7 (legit) - Acer Revo Nettop (it's my htpc) -Hard drive is failing - Followed this article: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/help/create-a-usb-stick-on-windows - When i take out the dying drive, insert the new drive, turn on computer with newly created bootable USB drive it starts up and then just sits on:

What am I doing wrong? All I want to do is get Ubuntu onto a brand new hard drive.

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Did you MD5 test the .iso image that you used to create the USB flash drive? If not, you should do that now, and see if it was corrupted (e.g., during download). If it was, you'll have to download the .iso image again and start over.