Hay, I'm so old I remember (details fuzzy) that PCs with CPM (Control Program for Microcomputers) had no BIOS to worry about. You make a boot floppy that defined your hardware.
I won't use a debit card untill they make crediting the account just as fast as a debit action. In other words, never.
Outlook personal data files *.pst files hold the archived data. The copy of the Exchange database is in the *.ost file. Let microsoft release that file format and we might be able to replace the Exchange data store.
The way to go is the 8 bit SCSI card, my friend. Adaptec ST01 is what you want. Actually, a 8-bit IDE host adapter should be fine. I might even have one of those as well. I just scrapped a SCSI floppy drive a few weeks ago. Reply if you're interested...
Phase 2: Ask if they will pay you $50 to fix the computer.
Phase 3: Get charged with theft and receiving stolen property!
I'm looking to use my old C64. After all, I got plenty of old TV's that won't work without a converter box now.