Alright...so I came home yesterday to a desktop that was shut down. Aside from restarts, that's never the case for it...so a bit suspicious. Restarted it and started getting the BSOD with the stop code: bug code usb driver.
I've managed to update the bios of the MB (ASUS Maximus Hero VII) to no avail. Right now the computer just stays in a loop of loading the MB splash screen, showing win splash with either saying it's trying to do an automatic repair or nothing at all...and then the BSOD. Rinse and repeat.
I've unplugged literally every USB in the computer (picked up a ps/2 keyboard from goodwill to use), aside from those attached to the MB directly. I've pulled the power to the USBs, to no avail. Still same message and loop. I attached an older win7 HDD, it tries to go into repair mode and then bsod's as well.
I've made both a DVD and USB install disk from Window's media creator. It won't load from either one.
I can't get it to bring up anything related to windows in order to try to get into the windows environ in safe mode.
So basically I'm stuck in a loop of BSOD. MS was stumped and escalated it to a higher level for a phone call later this week, but I'm hoping someone here might have any ideas.
I've tinkered around in the BIOS so much and reset it so many times now I'm about to go blind...
So any ideas, any more info I can hand out that might help? (keep in mind...I literally can't get into to windows...I looked at all the things mentioned in the pinned thread...I can't do any of those that I'm aware of since I can't get into windows).