Moving to a new PC

My PC at work has been playing up over the last few months. Sometimes when I plug in a USB drive, for example, I get the dreaded Blue Screen of Death.   I suspect that it’s an issue with Windows rather than a fundamental hardware fault.

However, to prevent as much downtime as possible, I’ve been gifted a new PC

  • IBM/Lenovo ThinkCentre 8215-CTO
  • Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20 GHz
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 200 GB HDD
  • DVD-RW
  • Windows XP Professional SP2 (version 2002)

which I’m now running side-by-side with my current (sick) PC. I now have 4 monitors on my desk!

Tomorrow’s task will be to migrate my files over, get the new PC connected to the network, and install printers and Microsoft Office 2003.

4 thoughts on “Moving to a new PC”

    I should have explained: The four monitors are spread between two PCs:

    Old PC: IBM 8172-CTO has 3 monitors
    New PC: IBM 8215-CTO has 1 monitor while I set it up

    The Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20 GHz is a single-core hyper-threading CPU. It’s like it has some kind of split personality condition, and appears as two CPUs in Device Manager. Dual-core would be nice, quad-core would be nice, but single-core it is.

    Sadly it didn’t feel much like techy heaven last night at 20:45 while I was still in the office struggling to get my new PC to recognise the second graphics card from my old PC.

    Error 1806: PCI Plug ‘n Play Resource Conflict

    or something similar. And if I didn’t get that then it was a reboot cycle:

    Windows loading splash screen
    Blank screen

    In the end I gave up around 21:00 and came home. Bah!

  2. Your old 8187 that you got replaced (twice)… the first one you had the resource conflict error on, I think I have it now. I got one of the same ones on ebay and it gets the same error with a wireless card.

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