Error "167 no processor bios update" on IBM 300PL type 6862

Just bought two used ibm desktops, and when booting up get msg below:
Error "167 no processor bios update" on IBM 300PL type 6862

I guess this means the bios needs to be loaded or updated.  However, I've been to the ibm site and can not download the bios.  Been to other sites also, and do not seem to be able to download the bios anywhere.

Has anyone seen this problem?  is it really because of the bios? Anyone knows where I can download a copy of the bios for these computer?

Thanks in advance.
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Solo PascualIT SupportAsked:
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Solo PascualIT SupportAuthor Commented:
Snowguy:

Thanks for your first link.  I am glad to see something specific about it.

However, the second link is inaccessible.  The problem I am having is that these downloads are not working.  
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SnowguyCommented:
Humm it opend for me try it again. If not I can email it to you but I have to leave right now will be back in a couple of hours.
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baz_can_fix_itCommented:
Hi try this :

http://www-3.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/JBAR-3TYSNA.html?doctype= 

The file you want is nvjt58a.exe

make sure when you are installing it, you don't disconnect from power accidentally else causes problems...Cheers and good luck...
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SnowguyCommented:
Humm same link that I posted.
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baz_can_fix_itCommented:
Oooops :) losgadas the link I've given you is from same site but diffrent location as Snowguy...Sorry i didn't read his.... plz give him the points if the linked helped you...Cheers
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Solo PascualIT SupportAuthor Commented:
Thanks!  Snowguy.  Last night I was able to download the BIOS update and fix the computers.
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brj319Commented:
I have the same problem: Error "167 no processor bios update" on IBM 300PL type 6862 - and the bios update has not solved the problem for me...I still have that Error 167 message on boot......

Does anyone have any other inklings...ideas...suggestions.....I am at this moment re-installing my OS(WindowsME) while I am writing this to see if it helps....

ANYONE...PLEASE HELP!!!
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brj319Commented:
I have the same problem: Error "167 no processor bios update" on IBM 300PL type 6892 - and the bios update has not solved the problem for me...I still have that Error 167 message on boot......

Does anyone have any other inklings...ideas...suggestions.....I am at this moment re-installing my OS(WindowsME) while I am writing this to see if it helps....

ANYONE...PLEASE HELP!!!
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