As an update,

    The issues that were happening with Live 9 were due to my Firewire interface and a fried CPU.

    I have a new motherboard, CPU and have downloaded the Firewire Legacy Drivers for windows 8, these have ironed out the problems. Unfortunately, Microsoft no longer sign the Legacy drivers which in turn has caused bit of an uproar amongst the video and audio, pc based community.

    I'm missing my Windows XP / Live 8 setup but I was running into memory errors when producing all the time.
    sebprovision 4 years ago