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      POST 0162 Error when flashing to a previous level BIOS - ThinkCentre


      After downgrading the BIOS on the system, the user will notice a POST 0162 Error message during reboot.

      The POST Error is displayed when the user downgrades the BIOS from a level equal to or above the version listed in the following table to a level below it.

      M92 / M92p / M82/ Edge 92 9SKT58A
      M92z 9NKT47A
      M72z / Edge 72z 9PKT29A
      Edge 92z 9XKT25A
      M72e / Edge 72 F1KT44A
      M72e (Tiny) F4KT31A
      M62z F0KT31A
      M78 9ZKT34A
      Edge 62z F8KT27A

      EXAMPLE:  The system is shipped with BIOS 9SKT58A.  The user downgrades the BIOS to 9SKT41A.  Upon reboot, the system will display a POST 0162 Error.

      Affected configurations

      The above symptom is associated with, but not limited to, the following systems:

      • ThinkCentre M62z, Edge 62z, M72e, M72z, Edge 72z, M78, M82, M92, M92p, Edge 92, Edge 92z

      Applies to:

      • All Operating Systems

      Additional Information:

      • This is an expected behavior for these BIOS levels.

        Follow the steps below to clear the POST 0162 Error:

        1. Enter BIOS Setup by pressing F1 during POST.  All BIOS settings have been reset to their default values.
        2. Make any changes if necessary.
        3. Press F10 to save the settings.
        4. The POST 0162 Error will be cleared.


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        • Alias ID: SF13-D0002
        • Document ID: HT076265
        • Last Updated :17 Jun 2014
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