Win8.1 / Cubase Elements crash PC upon startup


After more than 2 years of use on the same PC, my Cubase Elements 7 (64bit) started causing restarts upon launching it.
It doesn’t even finish the launch process - the computer crashes right after the loading box appears.

Is it a known issue? Is it a new one?
I couldn’t find anything about it.

And btw, I plan to upgrade to win10 next week - should it solve the problem?



Can you see some text on the splash-screen?

I wouldn’t expect, Win 10 would solve it.