Windows 8 help

Patriot

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After a nightmarish install... Disabling USB caused it to not boot from the install media.
there was a certain usb emulation mode that I ended up disabling to get the install to stop freezing on disk format.

Key before install... seriously my favorite thing about the 7 install was not having to enter it till after you got it up and running.

Metro has beyond pissed me off ...but that is not my problem...
Hyper-V bricks my OS on install... Gets stuck in an infinite reboot loop :) no bueno.

System in question:
Biostar Tpower X79
E5-2680
8gb ddr3 1600
128gb samsung 830
Sapphire 7970
2x 1.5tb WD black (mirrored)
Asus DGX
Lite-On bluray drive

I have looked around and I see disabling usb3 on gigabyte boards as a "fix" ... Considering I only have 2 usb 2 ports...that would suck and is frankly unacceptable.

Any ideas? I have a clean install of windows 8 back up... but I have not been brick happy today yet.

Edit:
Windows 8 Pro x64

Also of note...
I have a C0 stepping, VT-D was broken in C1 ... I am unsure if it will work on C0 and I have not found any evidence one way or the other.
So, Does VT-D need to be enabled for hyper-V ... its not the sole virtualization tech...that is just for disk IO stuff.
 
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Are you overclocking in any way? Any bios changes over the default optimized?
 

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Are you overclocking in any way? Any bios changes over the default optimized?

Its an E5-2680 ....they don't overclock... like at all.
but there really isn't a need to anyhow... 2.7ghz 8c 16t 3.1ghz all core turbo. 12.03 in cinebench...
Sorry that wasn't pertinent...
No, no overclock.

All defaults apart from raid.
and boot order...

Hyper-V breaking shit seems common but I don't see any of the fixes lining up with my configuration.
On gigabyte boards with USB3 disabling usb3 fixed things ...but a later UEFI bios update fixed things as well.
 

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I've seen this problem before and for me it was caused by USB 3.0 and Hyper-V in combination. Disable USB 3.0 if you can in BIOS and see if that works.
 

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I've seen this problem before and for me it was caused by USB 3.0 and Hyper-V in combination. Disable USB 3.0 if you can in BIOS and see if that works.

Is microsoft planning a fix?

Because I have 2 non usb 3 ports... ... and one of my main ssds is off usb3 .
 
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