'Bank One' Computer Crash-- The Whole Thing!!!!

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I don't know if any of you use Bank One (Formerly NBD, or National Bank of Detroit) But today, their whole computer system crashed... Not just at one bank, but for ALL of them. When I asked the teller what happened, she said that they were fiddling around with a new computer system and that's all she knew... I asked if it was Y2K related, and she said that it made sense, but she didn't know for certain... This does not give me a pretty outlook into Bank One's future. They were pretty much helpless, there was nothing that they could really do without their computers! Truthfully, after this incident, I am thinking more and more about withdrawing my money. If anybody lives in the vicinity of one of these banks, than they can check it out for themselves, this is for REAL!! I'd like to hear what everyone thinks... but please don't post mean things. I don't post here often and don't feel like getting picked on just for bringing up some potentially relevant information.... thanx for understanding, and have a great day.... JAKE RYDER

-- Jake Ryder (JAKERYDER@DOESN'THAVE.EMAIL), September 21, 1999


- Did it take down their ATM service as well?

- Was human teller service still available, or did the computer failure stop all transactions?

People might tolerate a failure in their bank for a few days or a week, but not much longer. Please keep us posted as to how long this condition persists.

-- Forrest Covington (theforrest@mindspring.com), September 21, 1999.

Oh to have some money to withraw from the bank!

-- mango (sammy1@indiasite.com), September 21, 1999.

Thanks for the info, Jake. Please post any follow-up info you get hold of.

-- Nabi (nabi7@yahoo.com), September 21, 1999.


Here it says that Bank One is 99% ready. Oops! I wonder how many other companies that are "99% ready" are experiencing/will experience similar circumstances.

-- John Ainsworth (ainsje@cstone.net), September 21, 1999.

I was in Bank One today in Salt Lake City and cashed a clients check drawn on Bank One. No problem. Computer worked fine. I was in and out in a few minutes. So they were not all down!

-- freddie (freddie@thefreeloader.com), September 21, 1999.

* * * 19990921 Tuesday -- Y2K = 101+ days ...


Thanks for the heads up post!

Could you please specify the time--closest hour?--and Time Zone ( e.g., ET, CT, MT, PT! ) _you_ observed this event?

( Note: ATM's are not directly tied to the host banks; they go through a central network system that isn't in real-time mode. Transactions [ xns ] are "memo posted" from each ATM xn and reconciled electronically on maintenance/update schedules. )

Regards, Bob Mangus


Folks, as the Y2K countdown gets shorter, please post as much detailed information ( i.e., Who? What? When [ date/time/zone ]? Where? Why? Contact? URL? Media [ paper/date/page; TV/radio station/date/time/zone ] ) in original event postings ( like this one! )?! It could save bandwidth and follow-up grief from the trolls and pollys.

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-- Robert Mangus (rmangus1@yahoo.com), September 21, 1999.

i think next month will wilder. just a premonition.

-- not surprised. (dogs@zianet.com), September 21, 1999.

"It could save bandwidth and follow-up grief from the trolls and pollys. "

Translation "It will save bandwidth on them asking questions that draw our beliefs into question. They should just sit down and accept this."

Or did everyone totally miss the post earlier in the thread of someone going into a Bank One branch and having no problems?

-- rolling eyes (yep@uh-huh.com), September 21, 1999.

Rolling Eyes, I doubt that anyone missed the good news that this shutdown was only a *local* event.

Bob Mangus, Excellent suggestion. Anybody got time to start a thread based on Bob's model?

This morning, I saw a calm, soothing TV commercial from "your local credit unions" telling me how my RECORDS had always been secure in their hands and how they would continue to be secure into the new millennium. No word on how secure your MONEY is.

Yesterday I was at my bank. It's going to put on a free Y2K seminar with reps from telecom, power, EMA, etc., at a local Country Club, from 9 a.m. to noon on a Friday morning. I think I 'll go! It sounds as if it could be an exceptionally pleasant and upbeat event. (Will post info in separate thread for 'Burgh area folks.)

How absolutely awesome it would be to wake up one of these days and realize I had been deluded all along. I suppose, as unlikely as it seems from my current vantage point, that somehow it will all magically hang together. But I find myself thinking, more and more, about Cory's advice to run for the exits when hear them screaming "Don't Panic!"

-- Faith Weaver (suzsolutions@yahoo.com), September 21, 1999.

"How absolutely awesome it would be to wake up one of these days and realize I had been deluded all along."

Wow. That's my dream too.

Having bought & installed a woodstove, it's now my sincere hope that we never actually have to use it. Once in a while, I'll tell myself that it's all gonna be fine, that the worst that can happen is that I'll spend the first part of 2000 in embarrassment over having been such a fool. Wouldn't that be sweet?

-- please let (me@be.wrong), September 21, 1999.

I'm writing a program right now (well a few minutes ago). It is probably 95% OK. However, that 5% not OK keeps the whole thing from working properly. Does this give you DGIs/DWGIs a clue?

-- vbProg (vbProg@MicrosoftAndIntelSuck.com), September 21, 1999.

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