The most peculiar thing about the crashes is I am left with whatever screen i was on, with the mouse icon and the background noise. Even if I force close process through task manager, the process persists, and force closing further does not end the process. The game will ctd to desktop, and i will be left with no screen input, and the mouse icon.
tl;dr: Left with unresponsive screen with mouse icon. Cannot force close or exit game unless I log off/switch users/restart pc.