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A problem has occurred and windows as been shut down to protect my computer.

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Joined the club of 99% of Windows users, you have. It's common, it's sometimes related to drivers, sometimes it's just a soft error, and what you do is to start Windows up again. It is a classic fall down/get back up.

So it's obvious you misfiled the problem. It's a Windows issue, not a PC Desktop problem. You can install another OS and learn about it instead, with no loss in your petty investment so far, and there are many good choices.

If it gives you that error again immediately, start up in safe mode and see if things get any better; if so, you can go determine which driver has somehow gone bad on you (perhaps a soft error during disk write caused it,) if not, it could be a stopped fan, dusty box interior, RAM that has crept out of its socket somehow, or other common problems.

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