Yay another computer problem! I should probably just buy a new computer at the rate I'm going.
Anyway, I recently upgraded my ubuntu laptop to 13.10 wondering if there were any updates which would prevent it from using all of my computer's resources, but now it runs even slower (which I wasn't sure was possible) so I've decided to go down the route of putting a lightweight distro on it instead. I thought I'd try Peppermint and I have the ISO, I've burned it onto a USB using ISO to USB which I've used in the past, but when I instructed my laptop to boot off it it claimed there was no OS on it. So I stuck it into my XP desktop to see if it was the drive or my computer being stupid and my desktop won't give me the option to boot off USB (I can boot off a Floppy which is impressive given my lack of drive for one) so I've now no idea whether it's the USB itself which is corrupt or my computer is more dead than I thought it was. I don't have a CD drive in it so I can't install anything that way, USB was pretty much my last hope when it came to putting on a new OS. Anyone got any ideas as to what else I could try?