Computer goes to gateway logo beeps once then goes to black screen

This is very odd and I have never seen this before, and none of the threads I have read have helped so I figured I'd start my own. The problem is yesterday it was working fine, I turned it off, admittedly I did hold the button down to turn it off so I'm not sure if that would ever cause this. I come home today on my break hoping to play some games and it sits there at this black screen.

I get the gateway logo to pop up the mobo beeps once, the little cirlce below the gateway symbol spins and then the t.v. (that I switched to in order to see if an hdmi cable would help it) loses signal for a second then goes to a black screen, I've tried spamming f8 shift f8 f12 everything, I can't get into the BIOS it's just a black screen, occasionally I have been able to get a cursor to pop up as well.

Any ideas guys?
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  1. Try clearing the CMOS on your system - this is generally a good place to start.

    Unplug the computer entirely, and take off the side panel. Somewhere on the motherboard there should be a thin silver battery - take this out, and hold the power button for a few seconds to drain any remaining power out of the system. Replace the battery and plug everything back in. The first time you restart it, the BIOS will have lost all its settings, so you'll need to go in and fix the date and time.

    That's usually a good way to start troubleshooting a system that randomly won't boot, especially after a hard power-down. If that doesn't work, we can take it from there.
  2. someguynamedmatt said:
    Try clearing the CMOS on your system - this is generally a good place to start.

    Unplug the computer entirely, and take off the side panel. Somewhere on the motherboard there should be a thin silver battery - take this out, and hold the power button for a few seconds to drain any remaining power out of the system. Replace the battery and plug everything back in. The first time you restart it, the BIOS will have lost all its settings, so you'll need to go in and fix the date and time.

    That's usually a good way to start troubleshooting a system that randomly won't boot, especially after a hard power-down. If that doesn't work, we can take it from there.


    No dice, nothing has changed.
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