I and others have had the same problem. I and others have returned the NUC. I and others have noted high CPU temps. Could you please tells us what your chip temp is and RPM of the fan? TIA
This exact same problem has just happened to me tonight.
I can't get in to windows to install/uninstall anything. It just reboots automatically as soon as it boots.
Is the NUC effectively bricked?
Some on this board think your problem is caused by heat. Could you please post your CPU temp. TIA.
I sent mine back because of the same problem.
We need to narrow down the issue. Did you install the latest BIOS version and enable M.2 slot option at Devices>PCI tab?
Then, make sure memories are running at 2133MHz at 1.25V or less. Install the latest chipset and Management Engine drivers available in the link below:
If problem continues, let me know if you have a customized BIOS configuration and please tell me when you are getting BSOD (specific software, video, game or any other)
I didn't update the BIOS, it was left with whatever it came with as I had read problems about 033 (now removed). Hence I never needed to enable m2 (I had an m2 drive installed).
Your advice to install drivers is useless - the NUC can't be booted into windows or any other operating system without crashing and rebooting. Not even USB sticks work.
If you search this problem I would say it's happened to at least 10 other people - all exactly the same issue and all had to return their machines. It appears there is no fix - even if there is, there is no way to apply this fix.
Nothing caused my machine to crash, I was just simple watching an mkv through kodi when it froze. After rebooting I was never able to get into windows again.
I am picking up a replacement next weekend, but sadly I fear the exact same thing will happen again.
Please tell us what your temps are?
I couldn't tell you what they were when it first happened as I didn't check.
I just turned my nuc on for the first time in a few days and temps are:
CPU core 31, memory temp 38, motherboard ambient 33 and PCH 42. Fan is about 870.
Thanks. That shoots down my overheating theory. Those are the lowest temps and fan speed that I have seen posted. I wonder if some smart person could determine if some components have dropped off line. Anyhow it sure doesn't look like its working very hard. When you get your next NUC suggest you check the temps as soon as possible, any way that's what I intend to do.
Thanks again for the update.
I think your actually spot on.....
I left my NUC on for the past 15 minutes in the never ending booting up/restarting/booting up cycle that it's stuck in.
I just looked at the BIOS again and the temps are now:
CPU 238, memory 59, motherboard 53, PCH 65. Fan speed 0. All values are fluttering slightly except the fan speed and CPU temp.
Obviously I dont think my CPU is at 238 or I would be smelling smoke, but clearly something has malfunctioned. Could be the CPU has burnt itself out, or maybe just the sensor.
Either way, I think that is the issue!
Edit - just powered off the unit for a few minutes and powered it back on. Instantly heard the fan at full speed 5000+ rpm and the CPU temp was 77 and rapidly falling to mid 50s in a few minutes. I think it must be somehow related to faulty temperature management which has somehow damaged either the CPU or the motherboard which windows is detecting.
I just had the same repeated blue screen issue start for me overnight while I left my NUC 6i5SYK in sleep mode. It would not wake this morning. I cannot boot to Windows 10 but can get to the BIOS. Is there anything that can be done? I always make sure that the drivers and BIOS are up to date. I reseated the memory and M.2 drive but still get the BSOD every time, with different error messages most times. The NUC has run without problem for the past few weeks.
For the record, this is a fuller accounting of the blue screen problem with my NUC6i5SYK.
OS: Windows 10 Enterprise 64-bit
Drive: Samsung SSD 850 EVO 500 GB
Memory: Kingston HyperX Impact 16 GB HX421S13IBK2/16
Temperatures seem good (CPU core 46, Memory 42, Motherboard Ambient 38, PCH 44). I set the fan BIOS setting to "Cool". Drivers are all up to date. There have been at least 12 different blue screen errors and typically no two errors are the same in a row. On two occasions Windows booted to the login screen but then within 3 seconds the PC blue screened.
Had the same thing. It was bluescreening badly and at the end it just died. Had to RMA mine. Just got a new box and it's working fine. The only issue I have is black screen after resuming from sleep.