Does your PC crash and turn into some weird orange screen a lot lately? Don’t panic – while this can be a little upsetting, it can be easily fixed…

Try these steps

All the steps below work both in Windows 10 and Windows 7.

Step 1 is more of a pre-step than an actual fix for you guys who CANNOT log in your Windows system.

Just work your way down from

  • Step 1 if you CAN’T log in your Windows 10/7;
  • Step 2 if you can log in your Windows 10/7.
  1. Enter Safe Mode with Networking
  2. Update your graphics driver
  3. Uninstall softOSD software from your computer

Step 1: Enter Safe Mode with Networking

I’m using Windows 10:

I’m using Windows 7:


I’m using Windows 10:

  1. Make sure your computer is off.
  2. Press the power button to turn on your PC. Then when Windows displays a login screen (i.e. Windows has fully booted), long press the power button to turn it off.
  3. Repeat 1) and 2) until the screen says Preparing Automatic Repair.
  4. Wait for Windows to finish diagnosing your PC, and click Advanced options.
  5.  Click Troubleshoot.  
  6. Click Advanced options.
  7. Click Startup settings.
  8. Click Restart.
  9. On your keyboard, press 5 to enable Safe Mode with Networking.
  10. Now you’ve successfully booted up in Safe Mode with Networking, continue with Step 2 to troubleshoot the orange screen problem.


I’m using Windows 7:

  1. Make sure your computer is off.
  2. Press the power button to turn on your PC and immediately press F8 at a 1-second interval.
  3. Press the arrow keys to navigate to Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.
  4. Now you’ve successfully booted up in Safe Mode with Networking, continue with Step 2 to troubleshoot the orange screen problem.

Step 2: Update your graphics driver

The NO.1 reason for why your PC crashes with an orange screen is the corrupted/outdated drivers on your system, the most common offender among which is the graphics driver. So we might have to update the graphics driver to the latest to fix it.

There’re two ways you can update your device drivers — manually or automatically:

Update your drivers manually – To troubleshoot the issue, you can update all available drivers for your USB devices manually ONE BY ONE until you pin down the exact driver at fault. Firstly you’ll have to go to the manufacturer’s website, search for the most recent correct driver for the devices. Be sure to choose only drivers that are compatible with your variant of Windows system versions. Then download & update them all by yourself.


Update your drivers automatically  –  Updating all the USB drivers manually is no picnic. If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your drivers manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with Driver Easy. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either  the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.  
  3. You can upgrade to the Pro version and click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of ALL the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system.

    You can also click Update to do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.

  4. Restart your computer, then check your computer to see if the orange screen issue ever happens again.

Step 3: Uninstall softOSD software from your computer

SoftOSD.exe is also known to be a culprit for your orange screen on Windows 10/7 problem, as reported by many users. So if you happen to have it on your computer,you might have to remove it.

To do so:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and type features. Then click on Apps & features.

  2. Locate softOSD and click on it on the app list. Then click Uninstall to remove.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
  4. Don’t forget to restart your computer and check if the orange screen problem goes away.

How have the steps above helped you with the troubleshooting? Do you have any ideas or tips to share with us? Drop a comment below and let us know your thoughts. 🙂

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