When you installed the Operating System, did you have the UEFI enabled? If so, did you select the UEFI installation?
For both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, I have not changed anything in the BIOS before installing the operating system
Insert USB Key with OS, turn on NUC, bash F10 key until OS starts to load.
Whatever the default setting is on the BIOS from October 2013 is, is what I used.
Might be related, might not be
Been reading that people are having issues with USB Hubs attached - I currently used two on my system
One unpowered USB 2.0 4 port "spider hub" that has my mouse and keyboard attached and when needed an unpowered USB 3.0 3 port hub with SD card reader
Last night I rebooted my system, disconnecting the USB 3.0 dock and the HDD Dock in an attempt to capture the error messages - no issues so rebooted again
Plugged in the HDD Dock and while boot was significantly slower as system waited for the 2TD Drive to spin up there again were no issues so rebooted again
Plugged in the USB 3.0 hub and system hung on the Intel NUC screen with the F2, F7 and F10 options until the USB 3.0 hub was removed from the front USB ports.
In all three tests, the USB 2.0 hub was left plugged in but the mouse and keyboard are not recognised by the system until Windows loads
If mouse/keyboard are required, they need to be connected directly to the USB 3.0 ports on the NUC
Thank you for sharing this information. Can you please attach here the system information report? How to get it?
System Information: Click Start> Type System Information> Click File> Export> Save File> Attach using Advanced Editor Options.
Hi Kevin, will do once I get my system back up and running
Windows 10 decided it was time to migrate to the next preview build last night and in the process "failed". I have to drop in my Windows 8.1 SSD and try to recover files that weren't backed up and then reinstall
I've gone back to Windows 7 and haven't had the boot device error (although I have been very careful not to leave any USB devices plugged in during reboots)
Out of interest, what is the maximum power draw for the USB 3.0 port on the NUC (there is probably a technical document somewhere) - just wondering if the 3 port hub that was causing me issues is trying to use more than allowed.
Looks like I spoke to soon. Even though I have been rebooting with the USB Dock plugged in for many Windows Updates with no issues, I rebooted after uninstalling Office 2010 (needed 2013 for compatibility), I received the Boot error screen.
Unplugged USB Dock, swapped over USB Keyboard and Mouse from hub to directly into the system, typed N and system rebooted to Windows.