Hello guys. I have found a solution for the exact same problem that might work for you guys. I went to device manager in my windows 8 pc and uninstalled the Nexus 7 and DELETED THE DRIVERS. Thing is, i had previously installed the drivers from the Nexus 7 toolkit. After deleting them, i unplugged and plugged the nexus 7 again and let windows do it's thing. The tablet was instantly recognized as a mass storage device.
Thanks Jean. I gave that a shot, unfortunately didn't help. Hope it can help someone else. Thanks for the input.
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