I know this doesn't count specifically as a 'crash', but I have a very irritating problem that started on my PC last night; I cannot log into my profile anymore. There are no errors, it just won't log in.
I had previously enabled 'verbose login' using UWT (I like to see exactly what my PC is doing), and I can see both 'Administrator' and my account name on the login screen, but this is where it gets interesting.... I can log into the Admin account without any problems at all, and I can log into my account if it starts up in Safe Mode. Then when try log into my account normally, I enter my password, it gets to "Preparing your desktop", sits there for about 15 seconds and returns me to the login screen. WTH?
I've tried running the System File Checker in safe mode from my profile, it said it had found and fixed a few problems (after restart my custom Start orb is reset to default), but still no luck with my profile login.
Can anybody suggest anything else? Obviously short of a format and reinstall.. Lol. I'll leave that as a last resort. Edit:
Also, just to cover the last thing I did before this problem came up: i've been trying to get ATITool running to tweak my GPU settings, I ended up try a few different things, one of which was putting Windows into 'drive testing mode'. I decided to undo that because it still didn't work for what I wanted and I had an irritating watermark in the bottom right corning that shows "Windows 7, Test Mode, Build 7600"... I just wanted to get rid of that.