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[ubuntu] Bricked my laptop while trying to format and install Ubuntu 12

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http://ubuntuforums.org – So I wanted to format my old laptop which used to have Ubuntu 10 on it and Windows 7 (32 bit I think). I downloaded the latest version of ubuntu and set it up to boot from a USB drive. I then booted from the USB drive, as I wanted to remove everything from my laptop I choose for the old Ubuntu 10 and Windows 7 to be removed and a fresh install of Ubuntu 12 to be setup, everything ran perfectly during the setup, I created my username and pw etc etc, then at the end it said I needed to restart which I did. After it restarted it froze on a startup screen showing Acer and F2 <setup> and F (Hardware)