Hey guys - I had this crazy, seemingly random, crash last night and I was wondering if anybody could help me figure out where the problem lies.
I was in the middle of a LoL game last night - I had OBS and Windows Media Player running in the background, same as always. When suddenly, my PC crashed out of the blue. It showed some weird, purple-ish squares, and froze. The audio started looping and there was seemingly nothing I could do to break it out of this freeze, so I turned off the PC and tried to restart it.
When I restarted it, the resolution had changed to 800x600, from the usual 1920x1080, and there were a bunch of horizontal lines all over the screen (digital artifacts?) (the lines were short and multicoloured, though mostly yellow, and were spread randomly around the screen). From then on, whenever I tried to start the PC, it would show a different loading screen than usual, that looked like this. image0.png 2.38KB 0 downloads As opposed to the usual Windows 7 loading screen - then it would just go to a black screen and remain there until I turned it off again.
The only changes I had made to my PC on that day were downloading teamspeak (from their official website) and downloading a new desktop background.
Eventually, about 16 hours after it first crashed, and maybe 6 hours after my last attempt, I was able to load up the PC into safe mode. I ran a virus scan and nothing was found. I then restarted the PC, and it loaded up as normal (although it ran somewhat slower than usual for the first few minutes). I guess my PC must have done some sort of system restore, as my desktop background has changed back and teamspeak is nowhere to be found.
It seems to be running normally now, but I'm paranoid that it might happen again at some random time (I play a lot of League, and having it crash during ranked games as it did yesterday would be very problematic).
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium Edition, 64-bit Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
PSU: evo labs E-750XB
CPU: Intel Core i7 960 @ 3.20GHz 3.19 GHz (whatever that means)
Motherboard: GIGABYTE G1.Guerrilla