So this has been going on for a while but as of recently it has gotten a lot worse. When this first happened, my computer would boot up and skype would not work. It would just pop up with a box that says Skype has stopped working. Now it's sometimes my chrome, spotify and sometimes my audio device just has the 'x' on the speaker icon. So usually i would have to just keep rebooting it til all the programs work (usually after 3 boots). I have looked into the hardware side of things; graphics card seems to be working fine, power supply is new. I suspected faulty ram but after running the memtest86, it came up with 0 zeros. I do know that my windows may have some corrupt files but do not think that it is the cause.
What would possibly be causing this? I will be reformatting soon but i would like to know if it could be something else (hardware part), just so i can replace the part and have a fresh windows and a fully functioning computer.