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).
PS: I checked the contents of the disc, and they are all okay.
1.Formatted the USB because Windows XP said I couldn't access the drive contents without formatting it first. I initially only took this step because I changed the a setting mistakenly on Ubuntu's system settings that resulted in the drive being unable to boot. This resulted in my 16GB flash drive shrinking to 2GB.
2.Used Linux USB PenDrive creator program, selected appropriate drive letter, selected appropriate Ubuntu 12.04 ISO 32-bit file, and waited until finished.
3.Unmounted USB drive, plugged into my computer, BIOS already configured to boot from USB, not hard drives containing any other OS, and BIOS just shows the stupid flickering input character in 80x25 text video mode.