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Nasty HD problems

Robert Baer
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I have hard drives that causes my BIOS to freeze,and are not
accessible to older computers where the BIOS sees the drive.

Is there a (nasty?) way to alter a computer so that there is a very
simple-minded BIOS (say on the order of a Compaq Presario 5185 AMD K6-2)
so then an extensive HD test suite could be used?
The BIOS of an ASUS P2L-B P2-180 is too sophisticated and hangs; a
286 only "knows" CHS and maybe cannot support LBA even with fancy software.

Next, where can one get a fairly extensive test suite and what OS
would one be forced to use?
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