My apologies if this is not in the correct section. The last few months my computer's display driver has been crashing, and the last 10 days or so if has turned from just the display driver crashing and recovering to the entire computer siezing up. I amnot very computer savy and could really use some help. I got the following from the event log, buit I have no idea what it really means. I do not have the any other time except when I play games.(WOW & Bad Company 2) I have not seen any specific pattern as to what might be causing this to happen. Sometime I'm fine for hours other times, it has multiple times in an hour. I greatly appreciate any and all help.
A problem with your video hardware caused Windows to stop working correctly.
Problem Event Name: LiveKernelEvent
OS Version: 6.1.7600.2.0.0.768.3
Locale ID: 1033
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OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Please provide a full description of your system. Is your video card the original one that came with your computer, or is it a newer one? How old is the computer? Have you been able to clean all the accumulated dust out of it, and out of its heat sinks? Are all of its fans working?
More information would help, but code 117 is very often due to video driver. Try removing the display driver and installing a fresh. Post your minidump, or possibly give more details if the issue continues after trying that.