So I've had some problems with my desktop, whether it be game crashes or browser crashes and a couple system crashes (bsod) which is all I really do on this computer.
All of these crash to desktop, and give me some error message about, critical error, or xxxxx.exe has stopped working, and windows cannot find a solution.
Just to name a few games I've had problems with are,
Borderlands the Pre-Sequal ( which is the worst at the moment, with about 10-20 minutes play time before each crash)
World of warcraft,
League of Legends (not as often)
Problematic web browsers are, Google Chrome (tons of crashes) and Firefox, with tons of crashes also, I don't use Internet Explorer because I do not like it at all, so I cant be sure if that has crash problems.
I haven't really had many crashes with other programs like, skype, spotify, VLC, I dont use many other programs other than those.
I've been to microsoft chat many times about these issues and all they tell me is try this and this and come back if you need more help, then tell me these problems may not be windows related.
I've seen a couple other threads with the similar problems I'm currently experiencing, but they only had half of a solution or no solution before the OP doesn't respond with results, or the provided solution did not work for me.
A couple things I have tried:
Ran sfc scannow - resulted in some corrupted files have been fixed, and some have not, I'm not sure how to see what was fixed and what wasn't so i'm not sure what that solved. The crashes still occur.
Updated all the drivers I could.
No new windows updates found.
Memory test ran, with no found issues.
All browser caches have been cleared as well as temp files deleted, ccleaner has been ran, restarted, crashes still occur.
Compatibility mode for windows 7 has been used, crashes still occur.
Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
Intel Core i7 4790K @ 4.00GHz
Haswell 22nm Technology
12.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. Z97X-UD5H-BK (SOCKET 0)
Intel HD Graphics 4600 (Gigabyte)
4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 (EVGA)
476GB Crucial_CT512MX100SSD1 (SSD)
931GB TOSHIBA External USB 3.0 USB Device (USB (SATA))
HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GP60NB50 USB Device
OS Name Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro
Version 6.3.9600 Build 9600
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name ME0WTWO
System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model Z97X-UD5H-BK
System Type x64-based PC
System SKU To be filled by O.E.M.
Processor Intel® Core i7-4790K CPU @ 4.00GHz, 4001 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. F6, 6/17/2014
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Embedded Controller Version 255.255
BIOS Mode Legacy
BaseBoard Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
BaseBoard Model Not Available
BaseBoard Name Base Board
Platform Role Desktop
Secure Boot State Unsupported
PCR7 Configuration Binding Not Possible
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.3.9600.17196"
User Name Me0wTwo\ME0WTWO\Me0w
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 12.0 GB
Total Physical Memory 11.8 GB
Available Physical Memory 9.68 GB
Total Virtual Memory 23.8 GB
Available Virtual Memory 21.4 GB
Page File Space 12.0 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in Firmware Yes
Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection Yes
Taking from event viewer some of the faulting modules are
Also there are countless game.exe crashes
If there is any additional information I can provide, I will be happy to. ^^