oh and another thing - when it is frozen the light on the NUC showing activity is solid on. And if I have task manager open it shows disk usage usually at 100%.
but like I said above...it does it even now that I've wiped the drive and started over fresh...same problems.
and it does it in safe mode....
It basically runs like there is hardly any RAM in the system at all...even though there is and I've run numerous tests on it that says it's fine.
could the chipset be the issue? It just started recently
Found a solution...for some reason my BIOS was like version 27 and its in the 40s now. I have no idea what happened and why it all of a sudden stopped working right. I updated the BIOS to the most recent version and all seems well.
Maybe some new windkws update that had installed was not comparable with the bios previously installed....whatever the reason...its been working smooth for an hour now...so hopefully all is well.