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Re: I've ruined XP builds for myself

in Milliways
windows xp works online quite ok even now. You need to update the certificates and use a modern retro browser, such as roytam1's compiles. Choose an appropriate browser from http://rtfreesoft.blogspot.com/ and go online. I like basilisk a lot, with legacy ublock extension. Needless to say, going …

Re: Did you miss any significant period of computer development?

in Milliways
From 1988 until 1994 I had a Spectrum clone. I was quite obsessed with it, spent all my summer holidays coding / playing. There was no TV programming nor other entertainment options. I managed to learn on my own the assembly language for it; took me weeks to understand the concept of a file header. …

Re: Replacing BIOS Chips

final results. I bought 3 random bios chips from ebay; I did not care about brand / technical details, I just checked to be 2Mbit and to be programmable with 5V. I have programmed the new bios chips with TL866 and dropped the new chips in the mobos with defective bios chips: 100% success rate, ie 3 …

Re: Replacing BIOS Chips

ok, so started playing and patching bioses. my findings: 1 - I could not find many stocked DIP32 eeproms with mouser / tme. 2 - most I could find are on ebay. 3 - killed a motherboard by flashing a patched bios; I have reflashed it again using TL866 (and the appropriate chip). The bios and the board …

Re: Replacing BIOS Chips

Thanks, I am quite a noob in this so thanks for the patience. The original bios is a 1 Mbit 32 pin dip eeprom. I was thinking of dropping in whatever 32 pin dip eeprom I could find available. Am I to understand this would not work? If hotflashing works, I was thinking that any 32 pin dip eeprom ( …

Replacing BIOS Chips

Hi all I have managed to damage some bios chips (award bios, 32 pin DIP, 1 and 2 Mbit) while attempting hot flashing and / or patching. Let's just say it was not my best day ever. Would it be possible to simply replace those bios chips with generic 32 pin EEPROMS (example: https://www.digikey.com/en …

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