The original fault was with the IDE ATA/ATAPI controller installed with Windows 10. The fix was to use a different driver.
1. Navigate to Control Panel, Hardware and Sound and Device Manager.
2. Open the IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers section.
3. Select the controller that says ‘SATA AHCI’, right click and select Properties.
4. Select the Driver tab and Driver Details. Make sure the driver is ‘iastor.sys’. If it is, carry on. If it isn’t, try another or move on to the next step.
5. Select Update Driver Software, Browse and Let me Pick from a list of devices.
6. Select ‘Standard SATA AHCI Controller’ from the list and install.
JamieKavanagh. “How to Fix Windows 10 Error DPC Watchdog Violation – Windows 10.” Tom’s Hardware, 21 July 2016, www.tomshardware.com/faq/id-3128566/fix-windows-error-dpc-watchdog-violation.html. ]]>

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