Almost all of us are familiar with the BSoD (Blue Screen of Death) error occurring in the Windows 10. However, this Orange Screen of Death is also an error encountered by users. In this Orange Screen of Death error, your PC will frequently restart after gathering the errors and due to the same, you will fail to access the Login panel. You are not alone in this world to face this issue. Many of the users are facing this error and I personally fixed this issue by following the below-mentioned solutions. You have landed over the right place to find the solution to this issue. Now get down list to the solutions to fix the issue until unless you didn’t find the solution. Keep reading!
What does this Orange Screen of Death mean?
Orange Screen of Death or the green Screen of Death is an error that occurs whenever Windows 10 faces the functioning issue. In this error, the users get their PC screen turned Orange with an error message over it. The least common is the Windows 10 Orange Screen error in which the hardware plays a key role to raise the issue or sometimes the faulty driver also becomes a part of it.
Technically a screen of death is a type of error message, displayed onscreen when the system has experienced some fatal system error. These messages “screens of death” typically result in unsaved work being lost and indicate serious issues with the system’s hardware or software. However, these error screens are usually the result of a kernel panic, although the terms are frequently used interchangeably. In most screens of death, the user is advised to restart the computer.
Why this Orange screen of Death occurs?
You can encounter an error Orange Screen of Death Windows 10 anytime, watching YouTube, playing games or awakening the PC from sleep mode. However, some common reasons behind this error are listed as under:
- Overloaded GPU due to overclocking CPU.
- Ddkmd.sys a component used in Duet Display causing system crashes.
- softOSD.exe file.
- Outdated or incompatible graphics card.
- Faulty Drivers.
- Hardware Acceleration in Google Chrome.
- Multimedia Devices connected to your computer.
How to fix the Windows 10 Orange Screen of Death Issue?
Orange Screen of Death is an exclusive error to Windows 10 and it can appear at any time. By design, it is almost the same as the BSOD other than the colour. But it can be resolved by one of the methods I have shown below! Check them out and get rid of this error.
Restart Your PC
Most of the errors are just resolved by just restarting your PC. It is also a common error due to some overload. To get rid of this error you can give a try to this simple solution. It may resolve your issue. So just restart your PC and check for the error.
Update or Rollback Your Driver
If Graphic Driver is outdated and fails to match the current requirement of the OS, then the Orange driver issue arises and to fix the same, you will have to update the graphic driver and the steps for the process are listed below.
- If, you are a Windows 10 user, then right-click on the ‘Start’ menu and after that select ‘Device Manager’ from the list of featured options.
- However, if you are a Windows 7 user, then click on the ‘Start’ menu. Now type ‘Device Manager’ in the search bar and then hit the ‘Enter’ key.
- Thereafter, you will find the ‘Device Manager’ page on the screen displaying several drivers of hardware.
- Move to the ‘Display Adapter’ section, click on the arrow key to get the list of installed drivers.
- Now, select the one, right-click on it and choose ‘Update driver’.
- The process will take some time and once it is finished, restart your computer.
Uninstall Duet Display
Most of the times the system crashes due to a component named Ddkmd.sys which is used in Duet Display. If you have also installed the Duet Display on your system then uninstall this Duet Display and restart your system. Once it is done then check for the error.
Some users reported that they are getting the DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL error message with an Orange Screen. It is only because of the incorrect address allocated to the driver. It also indicates that a pageable memory at a process IRQL is too high which was attempted by a kernel-mode driver.
Turn off Hardware Acceleration in Google Chrome
This is also a cause behind this error. Some users have reported that this error is known to appear if you are using Google Chrome while watching Netflix or some other video streaming service. To turn off the hardware acceleration in chrome follow the steps below:
- Double click the Google Chrome icon to open the Google Chrome browser on your PC.
- At the upper right corner of the window click the three horizontal dots. A drop-down menu will open.
- Click the Settings option near the bottom of the drop-down menu. A new window will open.
- Then in the left pane of the newly opened window, click on Advanced option.
- Scroll down to the bottom of the expanded window and click System option.
- If the box for the “Use hardware acceleration when available” is enabled then switch the radio button in order to disable the use of hardware acceleration in Google Chrome.
- Close your browser and Restart it by reopening Google Chrome. Hopefully, the error should have been resolved if not then go to the next solution.
Enter into the Safe Mode
If the situation gets worse and you fail to log in the PC, then you can fix the issue from the Safe Mode with Networking. The process is simple and the detailed steps are listed below which will help you to get access to the Safe Mode.
- First and foremost, turn off your PC completely and then turn ON the PC and if you find the Login Panel, then long-press the Power button to turn it off.
- Thereafter, you will get the ‘Preparing Automatic Repair’ logo on the display. If it didn’t appear, then repeat the above-mentioned steps.
- Soon, you will find the ‘Automatic Repair’ displaying on the screen and beneath the same, you will get ‘Advanced Options’ click on it.
- After that, you will get further options, click on ‘Troubleshoot’.
- In the ‘Troubleshoot’ page you will get additional options, click on ‘Advanced options’.
- Now a new page will be opened with the list of ‘Startup settings’ options. Just click on that.
- At the bottom of the ‘Startup settings’ page, you will get the ‘Restart’ option, click on it.
- Thereafter, you will find few options, select ‘Enable Safe Mode with Networking’ using the function key 5.
- The above step will bring you to the Safe Mode where you can apply the solutions to resolve the issue.
However, if you are using Windows 7 OS, then accessing Safe Mode is quite easy and the steps are listed below.
- First, Turn off your PC completely. And then press the Power button and immediately press the F8 key which will direct you to the ‘Advanced boot options’. Make sure to press the Function key immediately within a less than a second.
- After getting the ‘Advanced boot options’ get access in the Safe Mode with Networking using the arrow key and then press the ‘Enter’ key.
- This will direct you to the Safe Mode. After entering into the Safe Mode, apply the above-mentioned solutions to resolve the orange screen issue.
Uninstall softOSD Software
The softOSD.exe is an application that causes this error and removing the same from the system will fix the issue. Most of the users applied this method and got an effective result. The process is simple and for your convenience, the steps for the method are listed below.
- Click on the ‘Start’ menu, type ‘Control Panel’ in the search bar and then press the ‘Enter’ key. You can go to the Control Panel Window directly by pressing Win+X+P keys together.
- Thereafter, you will get a few options in the ‘Control Panel’ page
- Now, click on ‘Uninstall a program’ given under the Programs section.
- Soon, you will get the list of applications installed on your PC, find out softOSD.exe and then click on an Uninstall button located at the top of the page.
- Now, restart your computer to apply the changes.
Remove Overclock Settings and Tools
As we all know that when we overclock the CPU, there are various changes occurs such as the hardware clock rate, multiplier, or voltage due to which the system generates more than usual. As a result, the CPU or GPU may become unstable. Orange Screen of Death errors is also an indication that your GPU is overloaded.
So if you have overclocked your PC recently then there are chances that the Orange screen death may occur. To get rid of this error it is recommended to remove overclock settings to default.
Unplug External Hardware
If you have plugged-in unnecessary hardware such as webcam, additional monitor, printer, headphone or other, then unplug the same, as they built-up additional stress on the OS and due to the same, the error Orange Screen of Death appears. So, it is good to remove that hardware.
Set the Game Settings to Default
If you have encountered Windows 10 Orange Screen error while playing the game, then keep the game configuration in default settings. As most of the games usually need the graphics card and if some graphic tweak occurs, then it may result in Orange Screen error.
Hence, these were effective solutions against the issue of the Orange Screen of Death. On the off chance, if you stuck amid the steps or need additional assistance, then comment in the box. Our techies will assist you and will resolve the issue in a quick span of time. Stay tuned with us and enjoy the uninterrupted services of Windows OS.