After creating a bootable USB stick on my windows computer, I turned off a seperate computer, a laptop that I owned and plugged the USB stick into the computer. I turned it on and the splash screen for the manufacturer came up, in this case, Acer. I waited 5 minutes and nothing changed, F2 and F12 were unresponsive.
I turned off the computer, plugged the USB into my netbook and booted that up. Again, it froze on the manufacturer splash, in this case, HP.
When I plugged the USB back into my main computer, it is called "Install Ubuntu (E:)" and seemingly has all the required files on it. I booted both laptops back up after removing the USB stick and both computers rebooted Windows without issue.