The blue screen of death or BSOD (as it is also called) is a shutdown screen or exception error that appears when a fatal system error occurs on your Windows computer.

The color screen associated with this problem (blue, red, black, pink) has become synonymous with problems in Windows, which amounts to a system crash or a state in which your operating system can no longer operate safely.

BSoD errors can have several causes, including faulty hardware, corrupt drivers, problematic DLLs, power problems, or even overheating of certain parts of your PC.

Of course, hardware problems that cause BSoD can be fixed by replacing or repairing defective parts, but fixing this problem when the software is defective can be very complex and potentially dangerous to your system.

To avoid unwanted problems by trying to fix them yourself, we recommend using specialized recovery software for Windows, and the best option for this task is definitely Restoro.

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This powerful yet compact software allows you to correct BSoD errors in a few clicks without worrying about other side effects.

Next, we present you with a step-by-step guide that will allow you to successfully implement Restoro and start solving various problems, including the dreaded BSoD :

  1. Download and install Restoro
  2. Start Restoro
    • Restoro is now collecting data about your PC.

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  1. Wait until it finds problems with system stability and possible malware infections.
    • Once the scan is complete, Restoro will show you an overview of the current status of your PC.

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  1. Click on “Start Recovery.”
    • Restoro will now start downloading and replacing the corrupted registries, DLLs and other damaged files found during the scan.
    • This is made possible by online libraries that are used for comparison and replace damaged data with their functional equivalent.
  2. Restart your PC for all changes to take effect.

Now your computer should be working properly and you won’t have to worry about slow response times, BSoD errors or anything like that.

Warning: This program must be updated from the free version to perform some specific actions.

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2.1 Restart the computer.

  1. From the login screen, press the power button.
  2. Hold down the Shift key and click Restart.
  3. You can also do this from the Start menu if you are already logged in.

2.2 Restoring the computer

If your PC does not reboot normally, Windows displays a recovery screen after two failed reboot attempts. At this screen, click Show more recovery options.

2.3 Removing the AMD overdrive in protected mode

  1. First, turn off the computer.
  2. Press the Start key and start pressing the F8 key during the boot process until you see the recovery screen.
  3. In the “Choose Option” screen, select the “Troubleshooting” option.
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  4. Then click the “Advanced Options” button.
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  5. Under “Advanced Options”, select “Startup Options”.
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  6. Click the Restart button and allow the computer to restart.
  7. After rebooting, you will see several boot options. Press key #4 to enter secure mode.
  8. Your computer will now restart in safe mode. Go to the control panel.
  9. Then go to “Programs,” then “Programs and Features.”
  10. Find AMD OverDrive and remove it.
  11. To exit safe mode, simply restart the computer.

The aoddriver2.sys error can make your PC unusable. This error usually results in a system crash indefinitely. This problem can be solved by booting your PC in safe mode.

Windows Safe Mode is a diagnostic mode that allows you to troubleshoot your computer software. In safe mode, the operating system loads only important system programs at startup.

This way, if a third-party program crashes the system, you can remove it in safe mode. There are several ways to start in safe mode. I have listed the two ways to get into safe mode in Windows.

3. use IObit Uninstaller

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AMD OverDrive may not appear in the Programs and Features screen, making it difficult to uninstall. To solve this problem, you can use IObit Uninstaller.

IObit Uinstaller is an excellent software that automatically removes other programs from your computer. The control panel is not always reliable. Your PC may contain programs that it does not recognize.

So IObit Uninstaller will definitely scan and find all the software installed on your system. From there, you can choose the program you want to uninstall with just a few clicks.

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4. use the system recovery function

4.1 Normal system recovery access point

  1. In the search bar, type Cortana/Restore.
  2. In the search result, choose Create Restore Point.
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  3. In the System Properties window, click System Restore.
  4. A new dialog box will open. Click on the “Next” button.
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  5. By default, Windows displays the most recently created restore point.
  6. Select the Show more restore points check box to display all available restore points.
  7. Check the date the restore point was created and select the restore point accordingly.
  8. Click the Check Affected Programs button to check which programs installed on your computer will be removed by the recovery process.
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  9. Click “Next” to continue.
  10. Read the confirmation message and press Done if you want to continue.

Windows restores the system to the point where it was working properly. After rebooting, check for improvement.

Windows 10 and earlier versions of the operating system have a system restore feature that allows you to manually or automatically create a system restore point on your PC’s local drive.

The recovery points created can be used to restore normal operation of the computer in the event of an aoddriver2.sys failure or error.

If you can start Windows in normal mode, accessing System Restore is easy. However, if the error prevents you from logging in, you must open System Restore in Safe Mode. I have listed the two methods below.

Note: Programs installed after the selected restore point was created will be deleted during the restore process.

4.2 Restoring access to the system in protected mode

If you cannot access the login screen, you can use the “Restore System to Safe Mode” feature. Scroll up and read Solution 2 of this article to learn how to boot into Safe Mode from the command line. In safe mode, do the following

Note: It is important that you start in safe mode from the command line.

  1. When the computer switches to safe mode, from the command line, type the following command and press Enter: Rstrui.exe
  2. Now follow the instructions in Solution 4 – Method 4.1 to learn how to restore the system.

5. Start the Windows File Check.

  1. Type cmd at the Cortana/search prompt, right-click on the prompt and select Run as Administrator.
  2. When the command line opens, type the following command and press Enter: sfc/scannowError
  3. The System File Checker scans protected system files for missing or damaged files and replaces them with files cached on the local hard disk.
  4. Depending on the PC, the process may take a few minutes to an hour.

If you have installed AMD OverDrive in the correct version of the AMD processor and still get an error message, the problem may be caused by corrupt or missing system files.

Windows has a built-in system file checker to repair missing and damaged system files. To use the System File Checker, run the command line as an administrator.

6. perform a clean installation

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That’s the last thing you want to do. A clean install of Windows is a time-consuming process and you also have to reinstall all the programs from scratch.

A clean installation of Windows requires an installation disk or floppy disk. You can easily create an ISO bootable USB flash drive/disk.

You also need to download the media creation utility to install the new Windows on your computer. After installing the new operating system, you should have no problems with it.

Although AMD OverDrive is a useful utility that allows you to overclock your CPU and monitor its temperature and speed, it is recommended that you stop using it if it causes the BSOD AODDriver2.SYS error.

Did any of the solutions solve the AMD OverDrive bug for you? Tell us about your favorite overclocking software in the comments below.

FAQ: More information about AMD OverDrive and its bugs.

  • What is the cause of the AODDriver2 system failure?

AMD OverDrive can fail for many reasons. Read this detailed article on BSoD errors for more information.

  • What does AMD OverDrive do?

The software controls the fan speed. Check out this excellent article on other overclocking software on the market if you are interested.

  • How do I remove AMD OverDrive in safe mode?

Read our article on troubleshooting AMD OverDrive to find out how.

Editor’s note: This article was originally published in March 2019 and revised and updated in February 2021 for the sake of timeliness, accuracy and completeness.

Frequently asked questions

What is the AODDriver2 Sys?

AODDriver2.sys – Drivers for Windows. A driver is a small program that allows the computer to communicate with connected hardware or peripherals. This means that the driver has direct access to the internal parts of the operating system, hardware, etc.

How to fix the BSOD error?

Blue screen of death “BSOD” – What can you do to prevent it?

How do I remove AMD OverDrive in safe mode?

AMD OverDrive step by step removal and undoing

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