Computer crashed and switched hard drives, I fixed the HD priority in bios but it's still crashing/giving driver errors.

First i'll start this off with the fact that for a few months now i've been getting "Display driver has stopped responding and restarted" errors. In addition to that I blue screen if I run a site like Twitch or Youtube while gaming. I've checked the temperatures and i'm not overheating, so that's not the issue. Other less cpu (gpu?) intensive sites don't cause the blue screens, although running multiple programs does seem to increase the driver error occurrences. I've tried updating my drivers and reinstalling them but that didn't work. All of those problems aside I have an even bigger problem and i'm sure they're all related.

I was talking to a friend on Discord when all of a sudden the pc crashed, restarted, and brought me to the windows repair screen asking me to reinstall Windows. The first time this happened I figured no big deal and reinstalled Windows (i'm lazy). This time, however, I checked my bios and found that my hard drive priorities had changed. It was trying to boot from my HD rather than my SSD (the one with Windows on it). I switched the priorities and restarted and i'm up and running again. The display driver error still happens though, so I imagine that didn't fix the problem. So, any clues as to why this might be happening? Any information would be greatly appreciated, thanks for reading and sorry if the category is off.

Hardware:
MOBO - Gigabyte Motherboard ATX DDR3 2600 LGA 1151 GA-Z170-HD3 DDR3
GPU - AMD Radeon R390
CPU - Intel Core I5-6600K
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  1. You may have a defective motherboard or a PSU which has problems.
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  2. What size PSU do you have? The 390/X is a power hog and can at times require a 600W psu especially when overclocked. But it could also be as simple as a borked gpu drivers (good ol' amd am i right?) It could also be an unstable GPU overclock as i've seen that many times with bad gpu overclocks.
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  3. Sorry for the late response. PSU: CORSAIR - CX Series Modular CX750M 750W ATX Power Supply. Now, I never personally overclocked anything, but should I reset the settings in my bios? Also, what would you do about bad gpu drivers that I haven't done? I tried updating/reinstalling them.
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  4. BIOS has nothing to do with the drivers. Your fault si hardware, maybe a forgotten jumper on motehrboard, a failing bios, a failing motherboard, insuficient power to motherboard, any bios related problem is in most cases a hardware or a corrupted bios. Try to reflash your bios.
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  5. dylancmcd94 said:
    Sorry for the late response. PSU: CORSAIR - CX Series Modular CX750M 750W ATX Power Supply. Now, I never personally overclocked anything, but should I reset the settings in my bios? Also, what would you do about bad gpu drivers that I haven't done? I tried updating/reinstalling them.


    Your best bet for the driver issues would be to use the AMD Clean Uninstall tool, link here: http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/AMD-Clean-Uninstall-Utility.aspx

    Then after that finishes (before restarting) run Display Driver Uninstaller, link here: http://www.wagnardsoft.com/DDU/download/DDU%20v17.0.7.5.exe

    It will ask you to reboot into safe mode so it can complete its thing. Then follow up with installing that latest GPU driver from AMD's website.

    If none of this works then it sounds like is definitely a hardware problem at stake.

    The easiest way I can think of to get a hint of what could be causing it would be to pull up Event Viewer in Windows (Any version from Vista to 10 has this.) Look for any critical errors and post back the error it shows.

    -edit: Also clearing your CMOS sure won't hurt anything, but it may also not help if its nothing to do with the cpu.
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