If you are using windows 10, then there is a nice game recorder available when pressing windows key + G. I’m not sure if that’s the recorder that broke for you.
The best recorder is OBS Studio, but I’ve always had SO MANY problems with it and I’ve been using it for the past 3 years. I haven’t really seen anyone having problems with it (the same problems that I have) so it’s most likely not going to cause you any problems.
Other than that I still haven’t found a good recorder that doesn’t make videos lag, doesn’t cost money and doesn’t have a watermark. Bandicam would be the perfect recorder, it has never made any of my videos lag, but it has that stupid watermark.