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SATA1 hard drive not seen by BIOS anymore

I haven't had much success with storage at all because all my hard drive and USB drives have gone faulty and all on them on this very old PC except a few USB. Motherboard: ...
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Hard disk not detected in BIOS, disk does spin up when powered

A friend asked me if I could fix his laptop, with the description "black screen on boot". Having tried using his laptop I immediately noticed that the laptop's BIOS claims there is no hard disk ...
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Updating my graphic card firmware to latest version but my sound card disabled and won't work

I have below device: CPU: Intel 3570K RAM: 8GB DDR3 1600 Mainboard: ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe (with latest version of BIOS) Power: Green 685 VGA: AMD 5970 When I changed BIOS of graphic card (AMD ...
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Is is possible to update BIOS to UEFI?

I just ran the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant on an older machine (just for fun) and was informed that due to lack of UEFI firmware, Secure Boot would not be supported. What I want to know is, is it ...
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New BIOS image for RAID controller? [closed]

We have a LPCBX520-A2 (S/N: P382211207) RAID controller which I (think) is an LSI Logic MegaRAID 320-1 that has corrupt firmware. I need a new BIOS image to flash back onto it. Is this something you ...
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Where is the chip that stores this drive's firmware and can I tell what version it is by looking at the PCB?

This is a pic of my old drive's PCB: Can someone point out the chip that stores the firmware? Also, is it possible to determine the firmware version just by looking at it? Update: The marked ...
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BIOS image unpacker or extractor

I want to see unpacked PC BIOS image code. First way which I see is to download BIOS Flash update from vendor, but it is packed. How can I unpack it? Vendors interested are Gigabyte, ASUS, Supermicro, ...
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Comparing BIOS firmware dumps to check for tampering

I don't know much about this subject, but I imagine that I could compare the BIOS contents against official firmware to check whether it has been tampered. Is there any tool that can help me with ...
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What Steps To Take To Reduce Chances Of BIOS Update Failure With Laptop?

I need to update BIOS but i am affraid of failure which will render laptop useless and only sending motherboard to manufacturer for BIOS replacement chip can solve the problem. Should i run laptop ...