How to Fix Orange Screen of Death Error on Windows 11

Blue and Black Screen of death errors are pretty common on Windows 11/10 PCs. However, what if you receive an orange screen of death error with some error codes and messages? Well, in this article, we discuss one or two such issues, why they occur, and the probable workarounds that should address an OSOD error in Windows. 

Fix Orange Screen of Death Error in Windows 11

How to Solve Windows 11 BSOD (Black Screen of Death Error)

What causes an Orange Screen of death Error in Windows?

An orange screen of death error is very alike to that of Blue Screen type error codes. The only difference you will notice is the background color which appears in an OSOD or BSOD error. The reasons that might lead to such errors are as follows – 

  • The presence of an outdated or corrupt display adapter
  • Overclocking of GPU on your computer
  • Hardware failure including hard drive and Memory
  • After you enable BitLocker on your computer
  • Or, when you are using a second monitor

Upon encountering an OSOD error, you will receive some error messages as well. For most users, the error message is one of the following – 



Now that you know what possibly could have gone wrong on your computer, here are some tips and tricks that you may try to overcome this issue on Windows. 

Ways to Fix Orange Screen of Death Error in Windows 11

Whenever your device gets stuck into an orange screen of death error, the system automatically boots into Automatic Startup repair. This is an in-built tool on Windows that checks what possibly could have gone wrong on your system. If it finds the root cause during the initial checkup, the same stands resolved, a few seconds later. 

However, in cases where the root cause is not identified, the system keeps booting into this Startup Repair without fail. The problem here is, no matter how many times your device restarts, you remain stuck on the OSOD screen. To solve this issue, you must boot into Safe Mode and try the below fixes –

1] Update Display Adapters

An orange screen of death error mostly occurs due to the presence of corrupt device drivers, especially, the graphics driver. Go and check if the display adapters are up to date on your computer. Follow the below instructions to update the graphics driver on your Windows PC –

  • Press Windows + I to launch Settings.
  • Go to Windows Update and hit Check for updates
  • Let the system look for pending updates online and when this search completes, check if you see some optional updates link. 
  • Click on this Optional updates link, check all the boxes, and hit Download and Install

Note: If Windows Update doesn’t reveal any pending driver updates for your computer, you should manually check for graphics driver updates.

For this, you may visit NVIDIA or Intel-supported sites and download the recent versions of graphics cards from there. After you have downloaded the setup file, double-click on the same to begin upgrading your display adapter. 

Sometimes, this OSOD error might also occur if you have recently installed some faulty drivers on your computer. If that’s the case, you better roll back those drivers. To do this, use the below steps –

  • Press Windows + X to launch Power Menu, and select Device Manager from there. 
  • Locate Display Adapters and click the “>” icon available left of it. 
  • When this section expands, right-click on the driver inside, and hit Properties
  • Go to the Driver tab, and click Roll Back Driver.
  • When you hit this option, the system will roll back the chosen driver to its built-in state. 
  • Wait for a while and when the rollbacking completes, restart your Windows PC. 

Sign back into your Windows normally and check if the Orange Screen of death error resolves on your computer. 

2] Remove the peripheral devices

Each and every new hardware has its own set of system requirements that you must meet to run it on your Windows PC. For example, Windows 11 is not compatible with a few devices that are released solely for the purpose of using them on Windows 10.

Since it is not possible to look after each and every component attached to your system’s ports, you should unplug all the peripheral devices, especially the new ones. This stands for all secondary devices including Headphones, Pendrives, and Wi-Fi adapters. If you do have a printer linked to your computer, remove that as well. 

After you remove all peripheral devices, restart your computer, and check if you can boot into Windows normally. If the orange screen of death error resolves this way, you might have a corrupt or not-compatible peripheral device. 

You may find the corrupt or not-compatible device by following these easy steps – 

Boot into Windows 11 normally and then start plugging back the peripheral device one after another. Make sure to restart your computer afterward. As soon as you encounter the orange screen of death error, the last attached device is the culprit one. 

Note: There’s a possibility of a malfunctioning system port as well. However, in that case, any device attached to this port will not function and instead cause an orange screen of death error. If that’s the case, you must consult a technician and have the bad port replaced. 

3] Turn off BitLocker or Other Encryption Services

The orange screen of death errors may also occur when you enable BitLocker or any other encryption service on your computer. If you do remember enabling such things, you better turn them off and check if this OSOD problem resolves now. Here’s how to perform this task in Windows – 

  • Restart your computer 2-3 times using the power button. 
  • Doing this will redirect your operating system to the Advanced Startup menu.
  • Go to Troubleshoot > Advanced options, and select Command Prompt. 

Command Prompt

  • If prompted, provide your passkey or PIN. 
  • On the elevated console, type the following codes, and press Enter after each command – 

BCDEDIT /Set {default} bootmenupolicy legacy


  • After you successfully execute these commands, restart your computer. 

Sign back into your device normally and check if the OSOD error resolves this way. 

4] Uninstall the faulty apps from Windows 11

If you have installed some new software on your computer and this error started occurring thereafter, you must have installed a buggy application. Boot again into Safe Mode on your Windows PC, open Control Panel, and uninstall the recently installed apps from your system. 

Alternatively, you may also remove the buggy apps from Windows 11 over the Settings page. To do this, visit the Apps & Features or Installed apps page first by reaching out to the below path on your computer – 

Settings > Apps > Installed apps

  • Scroll down and locate the faulty application here. 
  • When found, click the three dots, and select Uninstall
  • A confirmation window will soon pop up, hit Uninstall again to confirm removing that particular app from your system. 

Note: In cases where you have not installed any new software and still this error is occurring, you should remove all external apps from your system (leaving aside the system apps). 

5] Overclocked GPU

Several users reported fixing this OSOD error after they reduce the clock speed of the GPU installed on their systems. In case there is GPU available on your Windows PC, you should lower its clock speed. Make sure to restart your computer next so that the recent changes come into effect from the subsequent login. 

Whenever a stop error code occurs on your computer, the Event Viewer logs this event. Open Event Viewer and check if any new error message is logged there. In addition to logging new events, this tool also suggests ways by which you can overcome the orange screen of death error in Windows. Try them out and check if the OSOD issue resolves this way. 

6] Use the Restore point

If none of the above methods help to resolve the orange screen of death error in Windows, and you do have a restore point on your PC, consider using that. To do so, use these steps – 

  • Power On and Off your device 2-3 times using the Power button.
  • When Windows boots into the Advanced Startup menu, navigate to the below path on it –

Troubleshoot > Advanced options > System Restore

Use System Restore on Orange Screen

  • Follow the on-screen instructions to complete reverting back your PC to its earlier stable state. 

What is Automatic Repair and when it does start?

Automatic Repair is an in-built feature on Windows that helps in diagnosing and fixing common startup problems. This activates on its own whenever a Windows system fails to boot properly. The automatic repair tool will check for possible issues on your computer and attempt to resolve them. 

Upon start, this tool looks for corrupt system files, damaged boot records, and any other system configuration problems. Although it starts on its own whenever your system detects a problem in the booting process, you may launch this tool manually as well. To open this, power on or off your device 2-3 times using the Power button.

Doing so will force Windows to boot into its Recovery Environment and hence the search for corrupt files begin. Wait for this tool to automatically detect and resolve the underlying causes inside your system. If this fails to resolve the Orange Screen of death error on your PC, try out the solutions discussed below. 

Boot into Safe Mode and try the below fixes

When an orange screen death of error occurs on Windows, this blocks accessing Windows normally. As a result of this, you can’t apply any solution to your computer. In such cases, you should boot your device into Safe Mode, and then you will be able to apply the solutions provided below.

When you boot into Safe mode, this disables all third-party apps and drivers. As a result of this, there won’t be any interactions from their sides, and you apply the fixes on your computer. 

Soni Aryan

Soni Aryan

Soni Kumari is a tech enthusiast known for her expertise in how-to type topics and Windows troubleshooting articles. She loves exploring how to do things or tweaks in Android, iPhone, and other operating systems.