Hi and thank you both for your quick replies
I built my computer myself so everything in it has a different company name, but the computer itself is around 3 years old now I believe, so I realize that it's considerably outdated but still I know it shouldn't be running this way.
I have 1.8ghz Processor, 2 gigs of ram and a 256 graphics card.
I haven't actually checked the error reports as I'm not that savvy and wouldn't know where to look, same for the task manager unfortunately I'm always worried that I'll stop something that's important from running, but I know if the process is obvious, such as "Zune launcher" to close it.
The crashing happens without a message, it just freezes every process and the mouse and screen and I'm forced to hard reboot, it's never actually done that before.
This is all I'm able to tell off the top of my head, if you need specific information I can look where you tell me and give it to you, but as for knowing where to look I'm sorry but I'm not quite sure of that myself heh.