Sometimes the USB drive is listed among the hard disk drives (HDD).
F12 > Hard dish drive > USB drive name
It wasn't, I looked around. Thanks for the suggestion though.
I did manage to get Win7 on a DVD and tried booting to the DVD drive.
-Turn on laptop
-Pick Disc Drive from boot menu
-Get a "Checking Media" in the top left for about 5 seconds, followed by "Checking Media [Failed]"
Tried the same thing on my Acer Aspire, and again, it worked flawlessly. I'm really stumped here.