I disabled the driver
verifier, but it didn't change anything.
As the far as the antivirius/malware stuff goes it doesn't really matter because I want as far to install a clean version of Windows 7 on a new drive, because my old drive was acting strangely... But that was a different issue that I have solved.
As for the random crashing, I still don't know what is causing it. It maybe hardware related but I don't know. Basically my system is 100% stable when at desktop. As soon as I load a 3d program it seems to restart the pc after a little while. It seems if the gpu is cold it can run for maybe 5-7 minutes before causing the restart. However if the pc has been on a while it seems to crash almost immediately after loading a level.
I haven't changed any of my 3d settings, merely been using the set up that I have used for the past year that was always 100% stable before.
Basically I haven't changed any major settings recently, this 3d game pc rest just started to happen. As for the clean windows install. I figured it was some corrupt system file some where or something, but obviously not the case.
If you guys could help me out I would be very grateful.