I agree with @GigaBusterEXE that it’s likely a driver from Windows Update that’s hosing your system. To confirm do a system restore and leave it idle without internet for whatever period of time would confirm Windows Update is the culprit.
Then start by blacklisting the driver you suspect using group policy.
Before I try another reinstall when I can be bothered I took the hint and downloaded the latest X470 chipset driver from AMDs website as it was recently updated. Sadly no luck either.
Still the same behaviour .
It is my secondary display that is causing issues. It is an old Samsung monitor that I connect to my GPU using a DVI to HDMI cable. With it disconnected I was able to update my drivers.
When I plug it in, it causes a bluescreen that reads “ATTEMPTED_EXECUTE_OF_NOEXECUTE_MEMORY” What fail “amdkmdag.sys”.
So yeah… AMD GPU driver update 21.12.1 for Windows 10/11 broke my monitor lol. Again this is not a hardware issue. The monitor is fine and dandy on older driver versions and Linux.
Well I’m glad that I scored a “homeoffice” monitor at work that was supposed to be thrown away. That’s gonna be my new second monitor
I used the AMD Bug report tool but have no idea if my report will be ignored. I added an email too for if they care.
Well and this is the final answer from support:
Thank you for sharing your findings.
I am glad to see that you could install the AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 22.4.1 on your system with the secondary monitor (Samsung SyncMaster P2250) disconnected.
Since your Samsung SyncMaster P2250 monitor is from 2009, it may not work as expected with the modern hardware and drivers as such old monitors are not tested.
At this point I would suggest the following.
Use the known working drivers.
Use a modern secondary monitor.
Wow, that response infuriates me! I’d ask if this bug is being forwarded to development for further investigation or if your ticket is being closed due to unsupported hardware. If it’s the latter I’d be curious to know how they define a “modern monitor”. Does that mean less than 10 years old? 5 years?
They just didnt want to deal with me. A previous suggestion was to just not update my driver cause it works. I think it’s just support being glad to finally close the ticket and never having to hear from me again.
Well guess what, UE5 does not just work with a six month old driver.