My Radeon Drivers Are Bugged. All programs stuttering and can't reinstall drivers

So this started since I reinstalled Windows about a week ago. I first noticed that all of my games, and video programs such as Netflix are stuttering and lagging. In an attempt to try and fix this, I used DDU to uninstall my Radeon drivers for my RX 480. However, after restarting I downloaded and started to install Radeon 18.10.2 (most recent driver.) The install seemed to be going fine but after the process was complete a message came up saying something a long the lines of "error, 18.10.2 was partially installed."

I've repeated this process multiple times using different drivers and different methods to uninstall the drivers. Non the less, this keeps happening. I have Netflix playing in windowed on my other monitor right now and my computer is stuttering as I type. About 30 mins ago I went into device manager and attempted to use the "update driver" option on my graphics card. After about 10 seconds my computer blue screened and restarted. Now I'm kinda in this weird state where it says I have drivers but Radeon settings won't open and everything is running poorly.

Also another thing which is kinda weird. Every time I launch my PC after completely uninstalling the drivers (at least I think I am) after about a minute of booting, Windows automatically installs Radeon 17.1.1. I don't know if this is contributing to the issue, I would rather do a clean install to 18.10.2 but I can't stop 17.1.1 from installing.

Things I've tried:
- Crap cleaner + registry cleaner
- sfc /scannow
- Using DDU in safe mode
- Uninstalling drivers from device manager then uninstalling
- Uninstalling drivers from the uninstall a program window

Specs:
i5 6600k OCed to 4.2
RX 480 8gb
Gigabyte z170x Gaming 3 mobo
500gb Samsung EVO
Corsair TX650M (brand new)
16gb ddr4 3000nhz


So yeah I don't really know what's going on and it's kinda annoying. Any help or advice would be appreciated.

Thanks, Sean
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  1. Your full system spec? include make and model of the psu?

    cpu/gpu temp and usage during the stuttering?
    ram and hdd/sdd usage?
  2. rgd1101 said:
    Your full system spec? include make and model of the psu?

    cpu/gpu temp and usage during the stuttering?
    ram and hdd/sdd usage?


    Updated ^ CPU usage seems normal, like 10-20% on Netflix and anywhere from 60-100% in strenuous games. I know 100% CPU usage is bad but it rarely goes there so I don't think this is the cause of the issue. CPU temps are fine, highest I've ever seen it is 60 C. GPU temps obviously low while watching Netflix and anywhere from 70-85 in games. Drive usage looks normal, no spikes.
  3. Is the RX480 OCed at all? Have you tried underclocking it?

    Have you scanned this system for malware recently?
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