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Intel Nuc will not boot from USB

Alex_Muc
Beginner
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Hello.

I got an Intel NUC Celeron and I'm having extreme problems getting it to work.
My problem is that it does not start from the USB stick or from a hard drive that already has an OS on it.
Bios update was done, and also factory rest.

Does anyone have any ideas what else I can do here?

Thanks for the help. Alex

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AlHill
Super User
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What model NUC do you have?  Be specific.

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
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Alex_Muc
Beginner
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Hi,

the Regulatory Model is a NUC7JC.

AlHill
Super User
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Take a photo of the bottom of your nuc and paste it in your response.

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
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Alex_Muc
Beginner
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AlHill
Super User
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Ok, you have a NUC7CJYHN

https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/214624/intel-nuc-kit-nuc7cjyhn.html

 

Is your USB stick or disk UEFI bootable?  Or, are they legacy boot?

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
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Alex_Muc
Beginner
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Beide sind UEFI-bootfähig.

Alex_Muc
Beginner
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AlHill
Super User
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Is the bios set to boot UEFI?

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
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Alex_Muc
Beginner
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That's what you mean, right?IMG_8792.jpg

AlHill
Super User
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yes.

 

Doc (not an Intel employee or contractor)
[Maybe Windows 12 will be better]

Alex_Muc
Beginner
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As an addition, I have already used the same stick for an Intel Nuc Core i5-1145G7. Everything worked out there.

LeonWaksman
Super User
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I don't know what OS you trying to boot. Probably not Windows? If this is not Windows USB/HDD, in Advanced>Boot section, disable the Secure Boot.

 

Leon

 

Alex_Muc
Beginner
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I've tried both Windows 10, Proxmox, and Linux Debian.
I've also disabled Secure Boot to no avail.

Alex_Muc
Beginner
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I can also see and select the USB sticks when starting with F10. After that, however, the screen remains black and nothing more happens.

LeonWaksman
Super User
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I suggest that you prepare a Windows 11 installation USB, using Microsoft Media Creating Tool and check.

 

Leon

 

Edit:

If this will not work, I suggest that you update BIOS again, using Bios Recovery method.

 

Alex_Muc
Beginner
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Windows 11 doesn't work either. I tried it both as a USB stick and as a DVD.

 

I can start the bios recovery method, but the screen remains black.
I have now also removed an SSD from another computer that already has Windows 10 on it. The SSD is recognized in the bios, but it still cannot be started.

 

Alex

LeonWaksman
Super User
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Hi Alex,

1. On the BIOS image attached to your post above, I can see TrackStorTrackStor USB device and SanDisk Extreme (which is probably the USB you tried to boot from). Please leave in the USB port only the Windows Installation Media USB.

2. You did BIOS update (probably with F7)? and there was video output during this update and you got message that the update was successful?  Now when you are trying to recover BIOS, there is no video output?

 

Leon

 

 

 

Alex_Muc
Beginner
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Hi Leon,

Regarding 1: I have tried it both with a USB and with several USB sticks. I have already tested all USB ports, unfortunately without success.

Regarding 2: When I first updated the bios via the bios settings, it showed me the status and everything. It also showed as executed.

I'm slowly running out of ideas.

Alex

LeonWaksman
Super User
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Hi Alex,

Sorry, but I don't know how I can help you. I don't understand the status of your NUC.

1. You can boot into boot into BIOS.

2. BIOS is set to default setting (i.e. all USB ports are enabled and Fast Boot is disabled).

3. You have video produced from BIOS

 

With all the above, I don't understand why the recovery process is not starting. 

 

Leon

 

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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When in doubt, try different RAM.

...S

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