You may have two problems (interrelated are always messy and it's easy to get confused).
First I suggest you address the USB problem...delete the device and restart your machine. Have the mobo cd handy. When the plug and play routine starts first try pointing it to everywhere but the CD...you may get lucky and find it at Microsoft or somewhere on your machine already.
Secondly use windows explorer and delete any folder that contained installation information about the "green box up101",
Next create a clean slate...by this (and you may think it's unnecessary) first run either AVG or Avast on your entire computer, next get rid of malware and even some trojans not detectable by these programs...use SPYBOT, next use Ccleaner to both get rid of junk and registry leftovers...use both the application and windows cleaning functions (don't check the uninstall box section or uncheck if it's checked), next try Wise Registry cleaner (just fix the green items). Now run a thorough scandisk. All the programs are free off the net....cnet downloads or freewarefiles as example locations. Why did I put you through all of this....because if it doesn't work when you now attempt to reinstall we at least know that other stuff is not doing to you.
This process should result in success unless the hardware is bad....(doubtful based on what you have stated). Hope this helps....have fun for a couple of hours and don't stay awake for the thorough scandisk process. Tango.