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The media failure means either the hard disk has failed and therefore cannot boot up the notebook.
Try reseating the hard drive first, so it makes proper electrical contact. If it still fails to boot up, then go to the BIOS setup and check to see if the BIOS detects the hard drive. The BIOS may have a hard disk diagnostic program, if so then run this program to check the hard disk. If the hard disk is faulty, then a new hard disk is needed and install Windows on this hard disk plus the Acer's device drivers and your programs to get a working computer again.
Please be a little more specific as to when you are recieving the error and word for word exactly what it says. Its hard to determine if it is a hardware or a software failure at this point. You could try booting off a windows xp disc, going into the recovery console and using the command chkdsk /p /r, it will try and locate bad sectors on the harddrive and fix them. I should let you know that harddrives are usually the first hardware component to fail in computers and have a life expectancy of 3-5 years.
PXE media failure means the system is trying to boot via Network card not your hard drive.
When you performed fdisk then formatted the disk, you might have not selected an active or logical partitioning to support the OS. Run the PSA diagnostics by holding the Fn button before turning on your computer. If it gives you an error, it means your HDD has gone bad and needs to be replaced.
If it freezes during the the loading of files during the installation, it means that your RAMs are bad because the windows loader dumps all the information to the RAM chips. If it does hang during the installation of files, two points of failure are to be looked upon, the RAMs and the HDD.
I recommend you reset the BIOS to the factory settings as to reset the boot priority so it does boot to HDD first, not to any of the bootable drives available on your computer.
I believe you should get it replaced because if in case you do reseat them which is a possibility , will not stick for a long time. and will fall off again. so better to get the keyboard replaced. I know how kids are , I lost my system screen due to my 6 years old niece. you tc and hope you find it helpful.
since ur computer is infected with the virus all u need to do is that if it is wired internet connection all u need to do is u need to go to the safe mode with networking by pressing the power button and then keep tapping the f8 key on the keyboard and then select the safe mode with networking and then log into the wiindows and then try and connect to internet and ran the antimalware byte and run the smitfraud fix and also run the combo fix find it at www.gur.in or u can call up the cyberdefender.com (premium tech support ) for the advanced troubleshooting steps).
I don't think its a hard drive failure thats causing that message, basically PXE means your computer is trying to boot from a network/server. All you have to do is go into your BIOS setup right after your computer boots. Then make sure your BIOS is set to boot from your hard drive and not anything else (floppy, network etc.). And if possible disable any PXE settings.