I have ran into issues with After Effects that are severely frustrating. I work on small and big projects, yet, no matter the size of the project I have, it will still trigger a BSOD seemingly out of nowhere. It is most consistent with exporting I notice but still crashes sometimes when I am simply editing, I have no idea what causes this and there isn't a single action or effect that causes it. I have exhausted nearly every option so far and have contacted Microsoft support 5 times and Adobe support 2 times over this. I am on the newest version of Windows 10, with the newest version of After Effects, with the newest version of graphics drivers. My last contact I had with Microsoft support suggested I reinstall After Effects, and to do an "in-place upgrade" on my Windows, yet it still occurs. I get no clear indication of what causes the BSOD error, it used to be a wide range of errors, but I mostly see "iqrl_not_less_or_equal" and more recently "service system exception" after I did the in-place upgrade.
I really do not want to do a fresh install of windows and redownload every app I have because I own many plug-ins and libraries that would be severely tedious to get working again. The only clue I have is that it's driver related, but I am wondering now if it's hardware related. What steps can I take to determine if it is hardware or software and find which component is responsible?