im pretty sure its a driver, before this issue i would have my computer crash when it came back from sleep mode.
The only reason I asked about hardware changes was that comment. That is not normal and can be caused by bad RAM or even a bad video card. It also could be a power supply going bad. The error message makes me doubt that though.
a driver update was the only change that caused this mayhem...
So that is not necessarily the case.....if it was already crashing when it resumed from sleep mode.
Have you tried a program like Revo Uninstaller to get rid of the driver? I have not used it in years but it is worth a shot. If that works I would also run Driver Sweeper while still in safe mode to make sure you get all the bad registry entries.http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Uninstallers/Revo-Uninstaller.shtmlhttp://www.guru3d.com/category/driversweeper/
One last thing would be to go to Start > Control Panel > System > Device Manager and uninstall the graphics card by right clicking on it.
If all that still does not work the only thing I have left to recommend to reformat C: and reinstall Windows.