Hitfilm Pro now crashing whole laptop suddenly and consistently...
I've been using Hitfilm Pro for over a year and it's been awesome. My laptop is a beast: I've listened to hours long youtube videos in the background while SIMULTANEOUSLY (albeit slowly) multitasking with video editing in Hitfilm Pro. I've never had any computer problems that I can think of until now. Now my laptop crashes and restarts all of a sudden in the middle of playing a simple Composite Shot. I don't eve hear the fan working hard or anything.
The first red flag was that I saw a yellow icon that there wasn't enough memory to prerender a clip even though I had plenty of memory. So I went through my system and deleted/uninstalled things that I didn't think I needed maybe like Quicktime to really pump up the available memory. Since it's been so long since I've had Hitfilm I can't recall any issues when first starting to use Hitfilm but maybe I had to download some kind of version of Quicktime to use certain clips even though I use Windows.. Is that possible? Still, it never crashed my whole laptop and nothing else does either.
I've even restored my laptop to factory settings and the sudden crashing problem persists when I play back a Composite Shot... Please help figure out what the heck is going on all of a sudden.