Hello and thank you for taking the time to read this.
I am having trouble with my computer. I am currently running Windows Vista 64-bit, service pack 2.
My computer was running fine last night and was even working normally when I turned it on this morning. The problem started when I started watching videos on YouTube; halfway through one of them my screen blacked out. It would intermittently pulse gray for a split second, then return to black. Ultimately, the computer blue-screened and I had to reset it. Upon booting back up, the computer seemed to be working normally again, so I gave it a few minutes and then started playing a video game (Mount & Blade: Warband, if knowing which is important). A couple minutes into the game my framerate crashed, giving me a new frame every 5 to 10 seconds. Several minuted after this started, my computer blue-screened again, forcing another reset.
This time the motherboard splash screen that first pops up upon startup was filled with graphical glitches/artifacts, and the boot information feed that comes up after that poured out a seemingly random sequence of numbers, letters, and other characters in place of the actual boot information. The computer got to the Windows loading screen before the monitor blacked out and the computer blue-screened again.
At this point the computer will start up fine in safe mode, but I will always blue-screen when attempting to boot in normal mode. I'm at a loss as to what the problem is. Below is the crash report and blue-screen information:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6002.2.2.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
OS Version: 6_0_6002
Service Pack: 2_0
Files that help describe the problem:
STOP: 0x00000116 (0xFFFFFA800C83C10, 0XFFFFFA6002D3E3378, 0X0000000000000000, 0X0000000000000002)
nvlddmkm.sys - Address FFFFFA6002D3E378 base at FFFFFA6002C09000, DateStamp 50f94c87
WHAT I'VE TRIED SO FAR:
I gathered that BCCODE: 116 is related to a graphics card/driver issue, so I tried wiping and reinstalling my graphics drivers, which did not work. I then tried booting Windows using the last known good settings, which also did not help.
Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!