Thanks Romeo! I've used bleeping computer in the past and everyone has always been MORE than helpful, I just couldn't remember my us/pw combo to get in
Alright, so I tried to run GParted Live from bootable USB stick but when I change the boot order in the BIOS and boot up I get "Disk error. Press any key to restart".
I appreciate the advice about having Acer replace the disk, but I'm done dealing with Acer at this point. If I can get this baby back up and running, that's great, but if not, no big deal.
Any other advice based on not being able to boot from USB?