Days Gone - black screen on PC

Hi tech friends. Days Gone will run fine but anytime I die or restart a checkpoint I see a loading screen and it then goes to a black screen with no sound as well. Game runs fine on my Steam Deck. I've tried changing from full screen to window borderless, resolution adjustments and tabbing in out (alt tab) and windowed/full screen (alt enter). No luck yet. I've looked at some Google articles for those ideas. Running with Nvidia 1080. Again, game works fine when I load it and I can play until dying or restarting a checkpoint. Thank you for any ideas to try!