Well it's official: I killed my Acer
Approx. 2 months ago I was showing off my aspire one to a buddy and nonchalantly dropped it from about waist high, while it was running. It kept running and showed no signs of failure until 2 weeks ago when I went to access some pics that I had on it only half of the pics actually loaded the other pics only partially showed. I figured they might be corrupted. On two occasions since, the PC has locked up. Today it finally dumped out and will not load past the BIOS screen. It is also giving me an error that some of the boot files are missing or corrupted.
I'm going to contact Acer to see about a new drive, and in the meantime I may go up to wally world and grab another since I use it for work.