What I'm really looking for is some explanation for what the phrase "Graphic Card Awaits" means. Somebody must know because the computer didn't make it up.
The main technical stuff missing from the question are the motherboard name: Gigabyte GA-AX370-Gaming, and the memory. 16 Gigs on the motherboard, 8 Gigs on the video card.
Also, here's the name of the driver file that hangs with that indecipherable message: radeon-crimson-relive-17.9.3-minimalsetup-170927_web