After working perfectly for about a year my NUC would not boot and gets stuck on the blue screen
Not sure what the difference is and any advice on the fix would be greatly appreciated. It runs a custom museum interactive so I really cant afford to reimage or do anything that will delete the working files.
In order to get better information about your system, please download the Intel System Support Utility (SSU). Run the SSU scan (check "Everything") and save the results. The .txt file with the results please attach to your post.
1. From the SSU report, looks that you have never updated the BIOS and probably neither the drivers in your NUC. Since your NUC worked good, I'm assuming that the Chipset Software was installed once. If not or if you are not sure, download it, unzip and run the SetupChipset.exe to install it. Reboot your NUC. No need to install it again if was already installed.
2. Download the HNKBLi70.86A.0067.EB.msi file. Double click on it and allow your NUC reboot to update BIOS to version 0067 (currently you have installed 2 years old version 0057). After BIOS is updated, I suggest that you should reset BIOS to default settings:
2.1 Power ON your NUC and when you see the Intel NUC logo, repeatedly press on F2 key. NUC will enter BIOS settings.
2.2 Click on F9 (confirmed by "Y") to set BIOS settings to default.
2.3. Click on F10 ("Y"), to save the settings and exit from BIOS to Windows.
3. Download and install Intel® Management Engine. Reboot your NUC.
4. Download and install AMD Radeon Graphics Driver Version 20.2.2. Double click on the downloaded .exe file and the installation will start. Once finished, you will be asked to reboot your NUC. This AMD driver is the main graphics driver for your NUC.
5. Finally, download and install the Intel Driver & Support Assistant. This application checks if you need further drivers update and will help you to keep your system updated.
Hey Leon, thanks for that.
I have completed all the steps as you suggested and I am still getting the blue screen on boot (without keyboard and mouse) but if plug my keyboard and mouse in while the PC is off and turn it on, it boots up fine. So weird.
Stop code: 0xc000021a
Any further advice would be fantastic.
1. Please generate an updated SSU report and attach it to your post.
2. Did you reset BIOS to default settings?
3. You may also try to repair your Windows installation with an in-place upgrade. This will replace your Windows installation, without affecting your data and programs.
Thanks so much for your help Leon. This is now resolved.
Yes i did reset the bios back to default with no change.
I did an in-place upgrade as you suggested and it has fixed the issue. It did delete a lot of by apps and config but luckily Windows cretaes a log of exactly what it removed.