Black Rectangle Bug in AMD Drivers (Win 7, RadeonSettings.exe)

Discussion created by tylerdurden2 on Aug 17, 2017
Latest reply on Aug 19, 2017 by kingfish

Hi all


More frustrations with AMD.


I just found some more bugs in the current AMD drivers.

When I install the AMD chipset Relive drivers, I start getting a black rectangle that gets displayed in the lower

middle of the Desktop for a split second and then is removed again. This happens about every 5 minutes.

After several days of hunting this down, I finally used the Task Manager and shot down the "RadeonSettings.exe"

process and that did it.

First off: Any application / process that auto-starts at bootup and cannot be disabled to do so in settings is ****.

Second, when I shoot down "RadeonSettings.exe", that ***** black horrible rectangle stops ***** pestering me.

I'm running Windows 7 SP1 x64 (the OS which AMD installers can't handle) with a Ryzen 1500X and all the

newest AMD drivers for an ASRock X370 board and a MSI Radeon RX470 graphics card.


God how I have started to hate PCs. In the last 20 years there has been a steady decline in PC driver

(and operating system) quality. The point is now reached, where it is virtually impossible for

anyone to install an operating system and use it, without countless drivers not working, corrupting

and just plain ******* up. No wonder people stop buying PCs and instead go for Playstations

and IPhones!!!!! :-(