I have a slightly different set up but have also experienced this multiple times (but not all the time)
NIC6i5SYK; Samsung 850 EVO SSD, 2 x 4GB Kingston Hyper X, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
My powered logitech speakers are just connected to the audio port on the front of the NUC. My monitor connects via mini display port.
I also get the "when I boot the device, I get a red X symbol on the speaker icon in the task bar telling me that no audio device was found. When I click on it, Windows identifies the issue and prompts me to restart" I have reinstalled the audio drivers and still experienced this.
I had the some problem. What seems to have solved it for me is selecting the HDMI output as a default in the BIOS:
Under "Advanced - Devices - Video" the value "IGD primary video port" by default set to "auto". Set it to "hdmi", reboot and voila, problem solved.
Probably something to do with my (Dell) monitor being too slow in waking waking up as a signal on the hdmi port appears. Changing this even seems to speed up booting a little, but that might be wishful thinking :-)
this solved my problem. No more audio issues so far.
The issue appears again now. No idea why, but now I have the same problem again.
I've try to set the "IGD primary" to "hdmi" but sometimes it works and sometimes not.
If I have no sound I just have to restart and it works again.
It's a very annoying problem.
Instead of rebooting, go into the Device Manger and disable and re-enable the Intel Display Audio under Sound. video and game controllers.
Into the Device Manager it says that there is a device it cant install, and I can't update the driver !
Make sure you access the Device Manager as an Administrator.
Some monitors also have drivers to be updated, you could check in the manufacturer website to update that possible driver from the monitor.
You could also check the playback device that is selected in your system, right click on the sound icon in the system tray and select playback devices and select the speakers from your monitor as default.
There is a troubleshoot wizard for the playback devices, you could also try that option, in the screenshot below you can check how to bring that up.
I look forward to your outcome with this.
thanks for your hints, but none of these help.
I tried to follow the suggestion by Donald, but the Intel display audio device is not listed in the device manager, instead the Audiocontroller is not detected and gives me a warning sign. I guess this one would then load both the display audio and audio jack devices.
When I click on the speaker icon to select the audio device, it tells me that no audio device is installed.
For my monitor, I could not find any appropriate driver on the manufacturer's website (BenQ).
The troubleshoot wizard will prompt me to restart, on the next boot it works, but the boot after I face the same problem again.
I would really appreciate a solution for this annoying problem, I need to reboot my machine again and again.
I am not the only with that problem.
Exactly the same !
So I performed some tests on my end with the Intel® NUC Kit NUC6i5SYK.
What I did:
1. Clean Windows 10* installation 64-bit
2. Installed chipset driver: Download Chipset: Intel® Chipset Device Software for Intel® NUC
3. Installed graphics driver: Download Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics Driver for Windows 7*/8.1*/10* for Intel® NUC
The built-in speakers of the HDTV (T24C550) were were recognized and enabled after installing the graphics drivers. They were also recognized and usable after I rebooted the unit several times.
-Intel® NUC Kit NUC6i5SYK
-4 GB of RAM
Please make sure you have the chipset driver installed in your system.
Some additional troubleshooting would be:
-Test your system with a different cable.
-Try to use a different HDMI port if available.
-Perform a clean installation of Windows 10* to discard issues in it's installation as the possible source of the issue.
-Test the DisplayPort instead of HDMI.
I look forward to your outcome with this.
I installed the mentioned chipset driver (which is not listed under Drivers & Software for the NUC!), but I still see the problem. My monitor has only 1 HDMI port and no display port. I will need some more time to get and try another HDMI cable, I will then post the results.
I am unwilling to install Windows again; I would prefer to wait and see if boudrida finds a solution with one of your hints.
One thing that could be a problem is that I tried to install the Intel OpenCL SDK. Although I have uninstalled that, some OpenCL drivers are still listed under draphics card drivers in the device manager.
Do you have the option to test your system with a different monitor, maybe a TV?
This is to see if the issue follows the monitor or the NUC.
I look forward to your reply.