I Have just installed unity 4.2 on my new laptop with windows 8 and its continually crashing. If I attempt to open an existing project unity instantly crashes, if I try and make a new project and import some standard assets, unity instantly crashes. If I make a new project and import no packages then unity will open, but will crash if I try and import a package, import an asset or create a game object.
My Laptop is a new Toshiba Satellite p50t-A01c with windows 8 64bit. The drivers are fully updated. I have replaced the standard HDD with a 250GB SSD (I don’t see why that would matter though).
I have also tried unity 4.1.5 and 3.5 with similar results.
When I reopen an empty project after a crash (after attempting to import terrain assets) the error log reads
Automatic import for 'Assets/Standard Assets/Terrain Assets/Terrain Textures/Cliff (Layered Rock).psd' was disabled because the asset importer crashed on it last time. You can use 'Assets -> Reimport' to enable automatic importing again.
I Have also recieved an error log linking to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976038
which is a hotfix for windows 7 and below operating systems.
Any idea why this error may be happening? And Where would unity be saving the logs from these crashes?