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Thanks for the reply leafo. Sorry about the late response, I've been without a computer since I posted here. Turned out the video issue was a dead/dying video card.

TBH, I think the issue was my computer but it did give me cause to reflect.

Could a game crash a computer semi/permanently?

Re: alternate user; do you mean create a guest user that has no privileges? That sounds like a good start.

I think I might run any downloads in a window (rather than fullscreen) until I'm sure they're ok. That way it's at least easier to exit out of the program.

Is there a technical discussion thread that covers this sort of stuff already?