I am also experiencing the same issue with the same LAN chip. Did you, or anyone else for that matter, manage to find a fix/work-around?
NB: If the Ethernet cable is unplugged windows 8 boots fine, else it will just loop BSOD.
Same here, but on Hyper-V Server 2012 R2. It freezes, and I have to restart or System Restore.
I have encountered the same problem but with a BSOD of Ndu.sys error