I have an Alienware Aurora DDR that is about 4 years old. It has an AMD thunderbird 1400mhz 266 processor that is sitting on an ASUS A7m 266/550/WOL/2DIM motherboard. IT has a gig of ram. I was using it today to play an internet game on greasemonkeysteve.com website. It froze out of no where and I rebooted the computer. When i booted back up it showed me the BIOS screen with the following error message in the advanced block of the BIOS: "During the last boot-up, your system hung for an improper CPU external speed setting. Your system is now working in safe mode (BUS: 100mhz, DRAM:100mhz, PCI:33 mhz). to optimize the performance and reliability, make sure the CPU speed conforms to the specifications of your CPU." I dont have a firm grasp on the BIOS really but what i did do was go to the exit block and loaded setup defaults and saved. After that i saved and exited and when it restarts it locks up after it detects the primary master and primary slave and the floppy drive light will not shut off. ANother problem i have while in the bios is the computer will freeze up when i go to the BOOT block of the bios menu . I have never had a problem of this nature before any help would be greatly appreciated.