Hey guuys

MY gateway pc crashed after i was running aim, now when i tried to reboot it, it wont go pass the windows loading screen. Ive also gotten an error msg where it doesnt detect the hard drive but thats gone now. Ive tried hitting F8 and going into safe mode but nothing happens. I dont know what else to do. The Gateway is approx 5 yrs old and it has a IDE hrad drive.

There should be a jumper on the motherboard that allows you to clear the cmos. Switch the jumper to the other pins. If you do not know where it is, removing the battery from the board will do the same thing. Leave it out for a few minutes, then replace it.
The clock will need to be reset in the BIOS.

Just to add that that may, or may not, fix the problem.