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Adept I
Adept I

Adrenalin 18.12.2 won't start up.

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As stated, the new drivers installs, but won't turn on at all. I open it through right click on the desktop and it shows in the task bar. After a minute or two the Radeon icon dissapears and process repeats. Any solutions ?

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Adept I
Adept I

Re: Adrenalin 18.12.2 won't start up.

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Can confirm this worked for me. I will explain the steps I took.

1. Download Adrenalin 2019 edition from AMD site. Restart into safe mode

2. Uninstall AMD Drivers with DDU into Restart.

2. Express Install Adrenalin 2019 edition. Restart Now Option. Fully restart to desktop.

3. Restart again into safe mode this time.

4. DDU uninstall Intel Drivers into Restart.

5. Open setting app in updated version. Hopefully it works for you like it did for me.

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Adept I
Adept I

Re: Adrenalin 18.12.2 won't start up.

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I also forgot to state, i have rx560 gpu. oops :3

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Esteemed Contributor III

Re: Adrenalin 18.12.2 won't start up.

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Hi, did you do an incremental install or full download of the driver from AMD site and then install or did you run DDU in safe mode, disconnected from the internet and then do a full install of the driver in normal mode?

I tried incremental clean install. It removed the driver but on reboot, nothing happened at all. No automatic Driver install.

I then tried full downloaded 18.12.2 driver from AMD site and then express install. That installed but ReLive is not working at all for me.
Such fun. I am running an RX Vega 64 Liquid.

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Esteemed Contributor III

Re: Adrenalin 18.12.2 won't start up.

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Dave have you had that Vega long? I know you had some R series cards before. Is the Vega working better for you?

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Esteemed Contributor III

Re: Adrenalin 18.12.2 won't start up.

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Hi,

I purchased the RX Vega 64 Liquid about 4weeks ago for 570, and I also purchased an RTX2080OC for 650 which included a free copy of BFV worth 60.
I was going to buy BFV anyhow.
So for me the cost delta was 20.
My advice is do not buy an RX Vega 64 Liquid.

Bye.

Journeyman III
Journeyman III

Re: Adrenalin 18.12.2 won't start up.

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Im having the exact same issue. Uninstalled previous drivers using DDU in safemode. Install went just fine, no noticable hiccups. Rebooted right after installing.

It will only run in the background using resources. Period. Nothing will open to the taskbar. Can't open right-click menu in tray icon. Running with admin rights doesn't help.

Asus Z97-A

i5-4670K @stock

Asus DUAL RX 480 8GB @stock speed stock BIOS

16GB DDR3

EVGA Supernova 650W G2 80+ Gold PSU

Win10 Pro v10.0.17134

This is very sad considering such a major driver release. Also the fact that this

  • Some systems running multiple displays may experience mouse lag when at least one display is enabled but powered off.

issue is STILL present after at least a year of drivers is making me consider the green camp even more for my next upgrade. As a user running three displays (2 on my desk, and a 4K TV in the living room) off the GPU, the graphics card feels near unusable.

What a botched release overall.

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Journeyman III
Journeyman III

Re: Adrenalin 18.12.2 won't start up.

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I'm having the same issue. Did full uninstall as I always do using DDU. Drivers are fully installed, WHQL signature is there and everything but Radeon Settings simply won't open. I have Sapphire R9 Fury, other people on AMD's subreddit with Fury X have reported the same issue. Link: https://www.reddit.com/r/Amd/comments/a5tfil/adrenalin_2019_edition_18122/

Hoping a fix comes soon, Fury is unusable for me at stock settings.

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Esteemed Contributor III

Re: Adrenalin 18.12.2 won't start up.

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Hi I have R9 FuryX, Nano, will see what happens if I try to run with those GPUs. I will try those next.
I have been running with an RX Vega 64 Liquid so far.
Have you tried killing radeon Settings in Task Manager and then restarting AMD Settings from Programs -> AMD -> AMD Settings?
That works for me sometimes if it won't launch from the system tray icon or the pinned symbol on the task bar.

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Esteemed Contributor III

Re: Adrenalin 18.12.2 won't start up.

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Hi,
RE: Uninstalled previous drivers using DDU in safemode.
Make sure you disconnected from the internet as well when you are in safe mode and when you reboot into normal mode to install the Adrenalin 2019 18.12.2 driver.
RE: issue is STILL present after at least a year of drivers is making me consider the green camp even more for my next upgrade
Just do it ... After a over a year of really unstable drivers since RX Vega 64 Launch and runnig on R9 FuryX and Nanos I bought a new RX Vega 64 Liquid.
Nothing but crashing for weeks on Adrenalin 18.12.1 and 18.12.1.1 drivers and still falling over with these new 18.12.2 drivers.
Bought an RTX2080 OC ~ 1 week ago. Has not crashed once. Drivers install fine. Installed on same PC as the RX Vega 64 Liquid.
I just swap between GPU's. The RTX2080OC was +20 more expensive but performs much better. Sad but true. Why put up with this any more?

Bye.

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Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: Adrenalin 18.12.2 won't start up.

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Looks like you are not on the latest build of Windows 10, the latest version is 17763. Please update and then let me know if you experience the same issue.

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