sorry for the delay on this power down problem.
This action is not happening because of a timed task. Nor is it happening (according to the Reliability Monitor. Even the Event log does not synch with the Reliability Monitor. From around 8:00am each day the power down indication shows multiple events, and I don't even notice. I just keep working. However, when I click Shutdown at the end of the day I wait until the NUC power button light goes out then switch off the monitor. then the speakers. All computer lights, external hard drive lights,the Powered SB lights and the speakers light is off.
Next day I power on the Monitor and speaker and mouse. then I press the NUC Power button. No beeps (fast boot is not activated in the BIOS) the computer starts as normal to the Lock screen, then sign-in. Mostly..
No messages about power down unexpected or such.
History: for some time (2 or three months) the computer boots to a plain screen. No cursor, just blank. A Ctrl-Alt-Del fixes it every time. No failed to boot messages in the Event log or the Performance Monitor.
so far I haven't found any answers or clues as to why this is happening.
I have attached files that should give you the information you asked for. but to get the Drive C M.2 card information I need to take the NUC apart. I thought I purchased that from Crucial but maybe it was intel. I will follow up with the information tomorrow.
Thank you for looking at this.
Please note I have been a Microsoft Partner and started Certifications in the 1990's with MCSE. continued through to SBS and Windows 7 and Server 2008
Thank you for the information, I really appreciate it.
Do you get this issue too often?
At this point I suggest doing the following to try to isolate the issue:
Unplug every component you have install to the NUC, by every component I mean printers, cameras, keyboard, mouse etc, also disconnect the power adapter from the NUC and from the power outlet, leave it like that for a few minutes and then plug them back on, one at a time.
First, connect the power adapter and not anything else, start the system, let it access Windows and use only the keyboard and mouse, try to use the computer like that for some time to see if we get the same problem, if you don’t get the same problem, then connect any other component that you may have to see if one of this components are causing the issue.
Make sure you have the latest BIOS and drivers and to run Windows® update to install all available updates, you can download the latest drivers here:
The latest BIOS can be downloaded it here:
Please see F7 BIOS Update Instructions for Intel® NUC
If the issue persists, try this:
If this happens too often try to access in safe mode to see if you get the same problem, if you don’t get the same problem in safe mode, then try to do a system restore to see how it goes.
I have read in the internet that this message should be automatically generated after any unexpected shutdown/power loss. Is there another power adapter that you can try?
I hope this can help.
Thanks for the support. the problem happened just about every day at random time.
since my last post I have been NUC downloading drivers to a clean install of Windows 10 Pro. Not a simple job.
One item that has caused me difficulty is the sequence of driver install. Also the need for caution when selecting drivers, the download page switches from NUC6i7KYK.Windows 10-64 to Any type of driver for any type of OS. Caught me a couple of times.
Just as soon as I can get the NUC drivers installed and stable I will run the Performance monitor with all peripherals detached, and add them sequentially to find out if the unexpected shut down happens. give me a day or to and I will post the results.