My computer problem began about a week ago; nothing in particular has occurred that I'm aware of in that time. I tend to leave my computer on for long periods, so I first noticed that when I go to turn my monitor on that I'm somehow 'logged out' of Windows and several application crash warnings are popped up (I don't normally use the login process, so this was odd). I click out of these windows to find the desktop and couple Windows Explorer windows that were already open have the text labels blanked out, or blank out when I mouse over them or single-click on an item. The title bars in windows are also blank. This happened later on while using the computer where text labels and icons suddenly begin to blank out and there are eventually windfall crashes of running applications. I haven't always had Chrome open when this happens, but if I do, any and all plugins will crash at once, and any new tabs I attempt to open almost immediately crash. Sometimes I'm able to restart or shut down normally if this starts to happen, but if it goes on too long, I have to manually restart the computer. I can't quite pinpoint a trigger for what's going on when this gradual meltdown happens, but I almost think it might be when one of my hard drives is accessed in a certain way (?). I have 14 HDDs not including the system HDD. Anyway, hopefully someone has an inkling as to what's going on here. I don't know if it could be a virus or hardware failure. It has inevitably happened every time I've used the computer over the past week, but not necessarily at regular intervals. P.S. GMER crashed during scanning, so I don't have that log. My system: WinXP SP3, Intel Q9450, 4GB RAM.