On every boot up, the NUC crashes to blue screen, it restarts after gathering information and then will sometimes crash or will boot to Windows 10 fine. Once booted up... it can be unstable for a short while - but usually after 5-10 minutes, the computer runs fine. I've updated to the latest bios and the system was built with high quality components. What would make it crash everytime on start up???
Was it once working good? Or, it is a new installed system?
If it is a new system that never ran, please describe the P/N of the RAM memory modules and drives.
Except to update bios, did you install any drivers?
Had been stable - but bios and driver updates have been installed that appear to be the issue. Samsung EVO 960 500 GB main drive, 16GB Crucial Memory DDR4-2133 (CT2K8G4SFD8213) + a Seagate Hybrid 2.5 in harddrive. Currently at bios 72. with all other drivers up to date except the latest Management Engine which I assume is associated with the latest bios.
You should update your BIOS using recovery method with the Security Jumper Removed
Removing this jumper is what signals that the Recovery BIOS should be invoked in its most-thorough mode of operation. BIOS 73 is the version that installs the BIOS Security fixes. Upgrading from there to the latest BIOS can then occur without using the BIOS Recovery process.
Thanks for all the support. I updated the bios per the instructions (straight to V76) - set to default and saved. I then updated Chipset and MgmtEng. So far - everything went smoothly and the system boots up without crashing.
I did remove the data 2.5in drive prior to all of the updates. Wondering if it could be placing too much load on the system at boot up? Its a Seagate Momentus XT drive. I will reinstall the HD after putting the system through some additional checks just to validate stability.
I will let you know how it all turns out.
Again - thanks for the help!