sorry in advance, I am completely computer illiterate but I am out of ideas and need some help.
Around a week ago my computer started crashing. It has only happened while I am playing a game or something, albeit that is what I am doing the majority of the time while I am on this computer.
While playing, my computer would completely freeze, unresponsive to everything except for turning it off. Weirdly, after turning it off, sometimes when I turned it on the computer would not boot up (the light would turn on, but no loading screen of the BIOS, windows, etc...just a black screen with sometimes a small DOS-looking cursor flickering in the upper left). I would turn it off, wait a bit more, then turn it on, and usually windows would start then. This happened a couple times over the course of a few days, and then started happening multiple times a day. I took my computer out of this little cabinet it was sitting in, thinking it may be overheating, but it kept happening.
I then updated the drivers to my graphics card yesterday. Since doing that, the above crashed haven't happened, but now my computer just will restart itself sometimes while playing (ie: it won't freeze, but just restart as if I had hit the reset button).
Any help would be much appreciated. Again, I am really sorry but I am completely computer dense, but I really really do appreciate all the time and energy you all devote to helping others like me.
Please let me know what other info you need from me
EDIT: I googled how to tell if my comptuer crashed, and I came across this "reliability monitor" program. Below is one of the critical events from it, copied+pasted
Edited by urzuz, 05 May 2018 - 02:41 PM.