PC saga … waiting for 4th replacement PC now

This is now officially getting annoying. I still haven’t managed to migrate to my new PC.A quick recap:

  1. Helpdesk call put in on 03 December, can I have a new/replacement PC please?
  2. Replacement #1: I’m told I can get Mark’s old PC (IBM 8215) but it runs Windows 2000 and the BIOS is locked and the hard drive is too small. I put in call for larger hard drive.
  3. Replacement #2: PC tech turns up with new IBM 8215 installed with Windows XP and new, larger hard drive.
  4. I install my software, migrate my data. Install second graphics card … it doesn’t work.
  5. PC tech turns up with 3 different graphics cards. One of these should work. None of them do.
  6. I try them in also in Replacement #1 (Mark’s old 8215). They don’t work in there either. So the issue is not the cards, it’s the PC.
  7. Replacement #3: PC tech turns up with replacement IBM 8172 (exactly the same as I have now), swaps hard drives and leaves with Replacement #2.
  8. But it doesn’t even recognise that there’s a hard drive installed!!

And that’s where I am now. My current PC is crashing a lot (3 reboots required this morning) and I don’t yet have a replacement that works. Quite frustrating.

UPDATE: My 4th replacement PC arrived, worked and now all is well … hoorah for the IT techies.

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

4 thoughts on “PC saga … waiting for 4th replacement PC now”

  1. You *are* kidding, right?

    Thing is, I used to use a Mac. The first proper computer I used was a Mac, for three years I only used Macs.

    I’m just not interested in Macs now though. For me it would have to be Windows XP and Linux. Although, to be fair, the Psion EPOC32 operating system is still my favourite. 🙂

  2. Half kidding. I knew what your response would be. But I still do like Macs. I occasionally get pangs of nostalgia for the 24 hour access computer suite in the Butts Wynd building, circa 1990, full of Mac Classics… Ah. Those were the days.

    I actually still own three old-style Macs. A Powerbook 180, a Quadra 630 (dual processor – one 68040 at 33Mhz and one 486 at 50Mhz! The first Mac that could run Windows 3.1 natively!) and a Performa 5500 – the last ‘all in one’ Mac before they invented the iMac. All are up in my loft, however. Sob.

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