19.12.2 Video playback display drops out/corruption then No AMD graphics driver installed
when i play video (MPC-BE), the screen blanks/blacks out multiple times or (WMP) has video corruption. after trying this happens, i try to open the AMD Radeon Software panel by right clicking on the desktop, and the option has straight up disappeared. when i try to open it from the systray, i get the message "No AMD graphics driver is installed, or the AMD driver is not functioning properly. Please install the AMD driver appropriate for your AMD hardware."
if i reboot, it comes back.
i have never had this happen on maybe 3-4 different driver versions before this one for the last 12 months, on the current B450 board and an X399 board (same GPU, a Radeon Fury). i was installing this one to try to fix a rare issue of FPS drop while capturing with ReLive. also in hopes that i might be having better luck with 19.12.2 than others on Discord. also thought that having an older GPU might mean that the driver was more stable than for a brand new GPU.
during the initial install, i let the driver do the Factory Reset as it defaulted to.
for good measure, i ran the AMD Cleanup Tool in safe mode, rebooted, ran DDU to remove Nvidia driver remnants in safe mode, rebooted again, then reinstalled 19.12.2. and rebooted again.