Thanks for the help. The useless things, as you call them, are all in an attempt to get something working. Since you know these weren't necessary do you have a solution for my issue?
I went from AHCI to IDE, not the other way. I did this to use a simpler driver, and to see if the MS driver for AHCI was corrupt.
The updates I did were bluetooth, NIC, sound, and one other, but I don't recall.
I can't boot to safe mode. The system boots, BSOD 6B, crash dump and reboots to do it allover again.