I have an older Xeon HP xw8400 workstation/server that has 3 separate SATA drives and a VisionTek Radeon 5450 graphics card. The third drive went "out to lunch" while running the latest Windows updates - no problems with the first two drives. Since I have product key and it didn't really have an unique files on it I booted from a USB drive with the 1/9/2020 files on it. As soon as the first pass of updates ran I got a screen with no cursor and no icons - kinda of the desktop of death (DOD). Following support suggestions I've tried numerous combinations of safe mode, running the AMD cleanup utility, wushowhide, updates, etc. - all result in the "DOD". I then did an image restore of another drive on the system and it works fine.
There seems to be some very deep problem here. Since I can't do anything else except work on this and clean my garage I've got time to work on this (I dislike cleaning the garage). How do I do a clean Win10 install with this card and get a positive outcome?