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BIOS has Detected Unsuccessful POST Attempt(s)

Stanislav1
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I cannot restart my NUC properly because of "BIOS has Detected Unsuccessful POST Attempt(s)" error message. I just cannot get rid off this error. Basic advices didn't solve the problem. Ones I forget USB in socket during the boot process I get this error for ever. I tried go to BIOS and save it F10 I even flashed new bios, there is no hope. I tried even reinstall W10 and it happened to me during the install when setup restarted PC with install USB in drive. I tried almost everything. Someone to help?

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Stanislav1
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Hi Leon,

sorry if my post are not consistent. I am IT specialist and I ofcourse tried everithing you said I installed w11 and for a while it looked like the problem was solved BUT the error appeared again after few restarts.

Don't ask ME why the The ONE backup is fine and the other is not, why if I do updates on fine backup post attempt error comes to place again all these are my questions for YOU. It seams that problem with M2 card is very coplicated and sw dependant because I installed win ok when I bought my NUC.  I replaced the M2 card with classic 2,5 HDD and problem disappeared but comp was terribly slow. Now I installed clean W11 on SSD 2,5 And everything is fine so far.

At the moment I think the problem for me is solved but definitly not for allot of poor guys aroud the world complaining for same trouble with NUC computer without IT knowledge.

Thanks for all your advice.
Stanislav

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LeonWaksman
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In BIOS settings, under Advanced > USB, set the USB port where you connect the problematic USB device to No Detect (instead of Enable). The device connected to this port will be not detected by BIOS, but it will be available to the OS.

 

Leon

 

Stanislav1
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I tried bud it didn't help.

I changed setting for all USB ports. Cold start OK but a soon as I reset PC I get "post attempt" message again.

I also tried disconnect all USB ports except for keyboard same problem.

Stanislav1
Novice
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I also disabled all boot options (network, optical....) only USB and HDD are enabled.

LeonWaksman
Super User
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Can you try to power ON your NUC with empty USB and Thunderbolt  ports (for a test disconnect the keyboard as well)?

What is your NUC model?

 

Leon

 

Stanislav1
Novice
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Yes sure but cold start is ok this happens only when I try RESTART pc. So I disconnected everything except hdmi cold start was ok then I connected mouse and without logon to WIN I chose restart PC and disconnected mouse. PC did restart and I got postattempt error.

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LeonWaksman
Super User
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From the CPU number on the attached image, I guess that you have NUC8i5BEH. 

Check in BIOS, in Advance>Boot, that the SSD (Windows Boot Manager) is the first device in the Boot Configuration (rather than USB).

 

Leon

 

Stanislav1
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Yes it is NUC8i5BEH. 

I cannot chose there is only hdd

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LeonWaksman
Super User
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One of the differences between the Cold Start and Warm Start is that in Warm Start the system skips over the POST, so could be that the message you see is an old message, stored in the BIOS Log. Enter BIOS, Advanced > Main and in the Event Log rectangle, check the Clear Event Log. Click on F10 (Y) to exit to Windows.  You may want also to restart Windows in SAFE mode. Sometime Window problem (if exists is fixed). 

Check the Reboot (Restart). 

 

 

Leon

 

Stanislav1
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I tried both but after restart win in safe mode again "postattempt" error message

Stanislav1
Novice
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Hi Leon,

I found something else:

I tried one of my older backups. After installation problem with “post attempt” disappeared.

As soon as I installed MS update “Function 20H2” problem with post attempt was back for ever.

As I see it now my problem is not about USB ports, hardware or drivers but about something in MS update.

Can you look at the problem from this side, please?

It is unbelievable that it is just me there must be many other users with the same NUC HW and win 10.

Tkanks

LeonWaksman
Super User
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Hi Stanislav,

In my last post I wrote that since the warning appears only after warm start it is not detected by Bios (since the POST is skipped). I suggest that you should try to Repair your Windows with an In-place Upgrade. Using this method all your data and programs will be unattached and the Windows 10 will be replaced.  Use the method with the .iso file. 

Since you have NUC8i5BEH (which is compatible with Windows 11), if you want, you may upgrade to Windows 11 using the same method with .iso file. 

During the above procedure, your current Windows installation is stored in directory Windows.old, giving you option to go back.  Any way you have your backup.

Leon

 

Stanislav1
Novice
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Hi Leon I probably solved the problem myself. All troubles were caused by M2 card with KINGSTON. The error message comes back even if standard HDD is used for system (w11) and M2 card is inserted as data storage. Do you have some knowledge about the problems with some specific MS cards? Can you recommend 100% compatible one?

LeonWaksman
Super User
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Hi Stanislav,

I have to admit that your post are not consistent. In your other post you mentioned that old backup works correctly, now you say that the SSD causes this error. 

Did you tried to perform a repair of Windows, using the upgrade method (as suggested in my post)?

Any way, here you have a list of Intel Validated Components for your NUC. BTW, there are some Kingston SSD as well.

 

Leon

 

Stanislav1
Novice
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Hi Leon,

sorry if my post are not consistent. I am IT specialist and I ofcourse tried everithing you said I installed w11 and for a while it looked like the problem was solved BUT the error appeared again after few restarts.

Don't ask ME why the The ONE backup is fine and the other is not, why if I do updates on fine backup post attempt error comes to place again all these are my questions for YOU. It seams that problem with M2 card is very coplicated and sw dependant because I installed win ok when I bought my NUC.  I replaced the M2 card with classic 2,5 HDD and problem disappeared but comp was terribly slow. Now I installed clean W11 on SSD 2,5 And everything is fine so far.

At the moment I think the problem for me is solved but definitly not for allot of poor guys aroud the world complaining for same trouble with NUC computer without IT knowledge.

Thanks for all your advice.
Stanislav

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