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Windows 10 IoT Core on Raspberry Pi 3 A+ does not boot? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello to everyone,

    please have somebody experience with Windows 10 IoT Core on new model RPi 3A+ ?
    I spend a lot of time with testing more versions of Windows and forums browsing to this issue, but without satisfaction. What is mentioned by Microsoft is only Model 3B+ with Preview version, that is all..

    What RPi 3A+ does with Windows 10 IoT Core:
    -Start with rainbow screen, nothing else. RED led is on (power), GREEN led (SD card activity) is all time off.

    I have tested this versions of Windows (loaded with IoT Core Dashboard):
    -Windows Insider Preview 17744 (downloaded automatically with IoT Core Dashboard from internet)
    -Windows10 InsiderPreview IoTCore_RPi3B_en-us_17661
    -Windows10_IoTCore_RPi_ARM32_en-us_17763Oct
    -17763 107 181026-1406 rs5_release_svc_prod2_amd64fre_IOTCORE_RPi

    Next knowledge:
    -SD card was 16 GB original NOOBS, Class 10. When I put in, Raspbian starts without problems. Than I deleted this card and use for Windows flash. Power supply original 5V 3,5A. Nothing connected to ports and USB, only HDMI monitor. We can exclude HW problems.
    -I played with confix.txt in Windows boot directory, but without success. I changed parameters like kernel.. and .._freq, see attachements.
    -But what is interesting, that system reads this confix.txt file, because it react e.g. on disable_splash parameter. When I set disable_splash=1, than it starts without rainbow screen, only black without HDMI signal.

    I am very grateful for every info and experience...
    Regards Lubos
    Thursday, January 17, 2019 9:16 AM

Answers

  • Hello Lubos Husak,

    RPi 3A+ and RPi 3B+ has similar hardware configuration except the RAM size and Gigabit Ethernet. Since the RPi 3B+ is still not official release so this is maybe the first the concern.

    Another is the RAM size, you can see that the official support RPi 2B and RPi 3B, they both have 1GB RAM but RPi 3A+ only has 512MB RAM. Refer to "Minimum hardware requirements for IoT Core"

    Best regards,

    Rita


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    • Marked as answer by Lubos Husak Monday, January 21, 2019 3:16 PM
    Friday, January 18, 2019 2:18 AM
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  • Hello Lubos Husak,

    RPi 3A+ and RPi 3B+ has similar hardware configuration except the RAM size and Gigabit Ethernet. Since the RPi 3B+ is still not official release so this is maybe the first the concern.

    Another is the RAM size, you can see that the official support RPi 2B and RPi 3B, they both have 1GB RAM but RPi 3A+ only has 512MB RAM. Refer to "Minimum hardware requirements for IoT Core"

    Best regards,

    Rita


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    Please remember to click "Mark as Answer" the responses that resolved your issue, and to click "Unmark as Answer" if not. This can be beneficial to other community members reading this thread. If you have any compliments or complaints to MSDN Support, feel free to contact MSDNFSF@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by Lubos Husak Monday, January 21, 2019 3:16 PM
    Friday, January 18, 2019 2:18 AM
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  • It seems, that the RAM size 512MB is the main problems and thats way it is not possible to start Windows IoT Core. Thanks for tip very much !
    Monday, January 21, 2019 3:18 PM