Brand new Dell Precision M4700. You can restart or shutdown the laptop at numerous times and on occassion the laptop gets stuck at the splash screen (where the windows come together), and will sit there for hours on end. Sometimes a single hard reset will allow it to boot, and be on it's merry way.
System runs great once it boots into Windows.
I'm not running any external drives on it. I've encountered issue on and off docking station, or running on power and or battery.
M4700 with core i7, 16 GB Ram, Quadro K2000M, 256 GB Seagate OEM SSD.
I checked hard drive with HDTune, and it checked out okay, except for 1 communication error, so to be on the safe side, I had the drive replaced. Still did it.
Did a repair installation of Windows 7, still doing it. There's nothing different installed on this machine that isn't the exact same as the M4600s at the office..
Is there a log that can be looked at, and or turned on to see what's causing it to hang at the splash screen? A few times it will go past the splash screen, but never displays the welcome screen (displays just a black screen).
I'm almost tempted to ask for a replacement board