A couple of weeks ago I installed Last Epoch for the first time. It was the only game installed on my system at the time, and since downloading it, I had not downloaded or installed any other programs.
The game played well, but did experience a crash from time to time, nothing serious. However, about a week into playing the game, one of the crashes caused my computer to BSOD, and on attempting to recover, I started getting multiple book errors, resulting in a boot loop. Eventually, I was able to get back to the desktop after doing a system restore, and ran a scan / DISM protocols and came up with the fact that my EhStorShell.dll was corrupted. This file had not been corrupted prior to these crashes as I’d just gone through a cleanup about a week earlier and had the reports showing an all clear.
After being up for about 2 hours, the machine once again started crashing/boot looping, and eventually ended up requiring a full HDD format and reinstall of windows. Once I was able to do so and got windows back up and working, I ran a memtest that showed my RAM now had a hardware problem and needed to be replaced.
At this point everything is back to normal, I have a fresh install of windows and new RAM. I wasn’t able to provide any of the standard requested files due to the format I had to perform, so I’m essentially here to ask if there is any chance that LE could have been responsible for the breakdown of my system. It was the only change I made to my system in at least a month before things went wrong, and for as much as I was genuinely loving the game, I’m hesitant to reinstall now that things are good again for fear that the issue might repeat.
Any insight into this issue would be appreciated.