So I have been playing Skyrim for a few months now and since installing I have had the following issue:
When I load a game (whether new or continuing) the sound loads, but the video does not, all I get is a black screen. The way around this has been to alt+tab out of the game a few times and eventually the graphics will load and the game works fine. I still get good FPS once everything has loaded, but I'm not sure why I have to go through this every time. I have even tried leaving the game running for 5 or 10 minutes before alt+tab to see if it takes a while to load, but that doesn't seem to make a difference. I can lower the graphics and it loads just fine, but I would prefer to have the graphics and a higher level.
I am running Windows 7
Intel i5 2400
8 GB RAM
Nvidia GTX 460
Any help would be appreciated and I will attempt to answer questions as best I can.
is your game up-to-date?
and are your drivers up to date for everything?
check that your windows sound is set to 44100hz instead of 48000
also check all the running processes that you got running. This is first time I'm hearing of something like that I think this is some software issue. Shut down everything you don't need and then some and check it that fixes the problem for you. Might help you figure out what it is that's causing this behavior.
check all your other drivers too, like motherboard bios.
Your system should have no problem running the game