NODEMCU device connect failure

I have a NODEMCU ESP8266-12E that I upload with the example program code found in the Arduino IDE, “ESP8266 Standalone MyLED”. It functions just fine until I cycle power. It makes me upload the program each time the processor is powered up. Any ideas?

There are a LOT of variations on that ESP.

Maybe include a link to YOUR version and a schematic of what you have connected to it.