I'm new to the forums and feel as though there may be a lot of knowledgable people here :D
About 2 months ago I had an issue appear on my MSI Laptop
Windows 7 64bit Home Premium, i7 2ghz, 4gb ram, Nvidia 540m, not sure on the motherboard make but can update once I look at it (At work atm), 500gb HDD
Upon switch on the bios appears, the windows logo appears and lots of HDD activity, then the screen goes black and the HDD light flicks every second, literally, and after about 45-60 seconds the desktop appears, loads fine and everything is hunky dory. No performance issues while in Windows.
During a safe mode start the drivers & system files appear on screen but refresh a new file on the screen every second. It looks like a refresh rate issue when they are appearing as the whole screen takes a second to push all the files up the screen and add a new line to it.
I had looked in the BIOS and it all looks fine, loading default values makes no difference
I have done a recovery from the MSI Recovery Partition to reset how it was when I got it a year ago, makes no difference
Used a Win7 DVD and done a Startup Repair, makes no difference
Used a Win7 DVD and done a command start and used 'bootrec /fixboot' and 'bootrec /fixmbr', makes no difference
Uninstalled Nvidia drivers with a clean install to the latest version available, makes no difference (although I wouldn't expect this to)
Installed latest Intel HD 3000 drivers, makes no difference (again, wouldn't expect it to)
Done a memtest, all 100% fine
Done chkdisk, all 100% fine
Defragmentation of the drive has 0% defragmented
In MSCONFIG changed it to not do anything in the STARTUP, makes no difference.
Stopped all services that aren't required i.e Adobe update etc
No critical errors appearing or known
A boot log reports the following items unable to load driver:
4 instances of NDProxy.svs
1 instance of vga.sys
1 instance of srv.sys
The above 3 files exist in the directories asked for so not sure why it can't load them.
Although the laptop works fine when it's loaded, the additional time on this blackscreen is just winding me up as it didn't do it before.
Any ideas or clues as to what to attempt to fix it. If nothing can be done I can live with it because as I said, once windows is loaded there are no performance issues or errors whatsoever
I will try to answer any questions you put forward as to my system and thank you for any comments in advance