Really hoping you can help. I have recently purchased an Intel NUC system (i3, dual HDMI) and while I love the form factor and design I am having issues using this as a HTPC. The system sets up flawlessly and I can use it to view and listen to whatever in a browser or via XBMC for streaming stuff from my NAS. However, when I turn off all my components and come back to the system later there are no Audio devices detected. The speaker in the task tray will show a red X and when I try to auto detect issues it doesn't find any audio devices. The only resolution is to reboot the system. I am running Windows 8 Pro and have tried both HDMI ports on the back. Again, this only occurs when I turn off my other components and come back later to use the system.
My setup is the Intel NUC is connected to an HDMI port on the back of my Yamaha receiver. My Yamaha receiver is then hooked up to my Samsung Plasma television. It seems when the HDMI signal from the NUC to the receiver is lost, the audio device issues occurs when the receiver starts back up. This isn't an issue with the receiver as I have tried the other 4 HDMI ports and all other devices work, and when I try the NUC on those the same issue occurs when I come back. I am also positive of this as I have a Windows Home Server hooked up to the same setup via HDMI and the issue doesn't occur. The Windows Home Server is 2011 and is running an i3 as well.
I looked through the BIOS on the NUC and couldn't find anything that would SEEM to cause this issue. I am running the latest video HD4000 driver found on the intel NUC downloads site.
I am really at a loss, and unfortunately this is very frustrating. Now, Windows 8 does reboot quickly, but I shouldn't have to do this each and every time I use the system. I really hope you guys an help, otherwise I'll need to offload this great little device and try something else.