Barrier problems on Jack

In part 3 after surfing the desert i come back to the airbase to find a barrier update for Jack, but after i pick it up on the table i can not press tab to get into Jacks menu to install it, and so i can get any further with my campaign.

win 10 / 64
1920 X
5700 XT
1080p screen

OS and drivers are of course up to date ( got new driver for GFX last night ) windows fully updated a week or so ago.

Additional info game can not launch if the software to control my G skill ram are open, so have to close that before i can play.