BSOD DPC Watchdog Violation after installing NVIDIA driver


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Hello Guys,

Read about the site rollback, so I am re-posting my issue again.

This crash has been happening since I lost my previous HDD to Windows 10, who sneakily downloaded and installed itself leading to registry corruption when I reverted to Windows 8.1.
Since I've replaced my HDD with a new one, the entire laptop has never been as before, its been weeks since I've been doing trial and error solutions on my own, and where I live, truly tech-savvy people are far and few.
The main issue is that whenever I try to install the NVIDIA Graphic driver, a BSOD (DPC_Watchdog_Violation) would occur during installation (happened the first two times, then none) and now the driver would install without any issues, but would crash windows upon restart before the login screen, this BSOD would send windows into a restart/crash loop until system restore kicked in, which is the only method to get the windows functional, although at a point prior to the driver installation. As far as I can tell, this only occurs with the NVIDIA driver, whether you've installed it through device manager or manually from the site itself, I've updated what I can when regarding the other system firmware and drivers, but that doesn't seem to affect the crashing/ or fix it in any way.
I'm hoping you guys can help me out here, or at the very least give me a definite answer to whats happening.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64-bit
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro
    Computer type
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom build
    i5-6500 @3.20GHz
    Gigabyte B150-HD3P-CF
    16GB DDR4 2133 Crucial Ballistix Sport LT
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G
    Sound Card
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Liyama ProLite XB2483HSU-B2
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Crucial MX200 500GB & Toshiba DT01ACA300 3TB
    Corsair RM550x
    Fractal Design Define S
    Cooler Master TX3 i
    Func KB-460 (MX Red)
    Corsair Gaming M65 RGB
    Google Chrome
    Bitdefender Total Security 2017 + MBAM Pro + MBAE Pro
    Other Info
    Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D Rage V2 headset