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I formatted because the Windows XP I was using wouldn't let me view the drive in the window without formatting first, so I just said what the heck.

Turns out, after using the Linux USB creator, placing the ISO on disc properly and booting, BIOS hangs; no bootloader, no startup, nothing.

Windows XP's formatting screwed something up with my USB's filesystem, and I'm uncertain of what to do.

Help?! My business depends on me using an OS, so prompt ideas are a must and very appreciated(no money).

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possible duplicate of My Ubuntu LiveUSB won't boot after formatting it on Windows XP. HELP! – hhlp Dec 19 '12 at 15:30

Try formatting the USB stick with ubuntu's "disk utility". Then create a bootable again using start-up-disk-creator or universal USB installer.

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How can I format it on Ubuntu if I can't boot Ubuntu up in the first place? – Bigyellow Bastion Dec 13 '12 at 21:52

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