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How to fix aoddriver2.sys BSOD errors in Windows

Blue Screen of Death, or BSOD (as it is commonly known), is a stop or exception screen error that appears whenever your Windows PC is affected by a fatal system error.

The colored screen (blue, red, black, pink) that is associated with this problem has become a synonym for issues on Windows, and entails a system crash or a state in which your operating system can no longer run safely.

BSoD errors can appear because of a variety of causes including malfunctioning hardware, corrupt drivers, problematic DLLs, power supply issues, or even overheating of specific components of your PC.

Hardware issues that cause BSoD can be obviously resolved by replacing/repairing the damaged components, but resolving this issue when software is the fault can be very tricky and potentially dangerous for your system.

To avoid any unwanted issues by attempting a fix on your own, we recommend that you use a specialized Windows repair software, and the best option for this task is by far Restoro.

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This powerful and yet compact software enables you to resolve BSoD errors with just a few clicks of your mouse and without the need to worry about any other side effects.

Next, we will present you with a step-by-step guide that will allow you to successfully set up Restoro, and start resolving a great variety of issues, including the dreaded BSoD :

  1. Download and install Restoro
  2. Launch Restoro
    • Restoro will now compile data about your PC
      Restoro first scan
  3. Wait for it to find any system stability issues and possible malware infections
    • Once the scan is complete, Restoro will show you a summary of your PC’s current status
      Restoro repair
  4. Press Start Repair
    • Restoro will now start downloading and replacing and faulty registries, DLLs, and any other damaged files it may have found during the scan.
    • This is possible thanks to the online libraries that is uses for comparison, replacing damaged data with its perfectly functional equivalent
  5. Restart your PC for all the changes to take effect

Your PC should now work perfectly fine, and you will no longer have to worry about slow response times, BSoD errors, or anything of the sort.

Disclaimer: This program needs to be upgraded from the free version in order to perform some specific actions.

2. Uninstall the AMD OverDrive program in Safe Mode

2.1 Restart your PC.

  1. From the login screen click on the Power button.
  2. Hold the Shift key and click on Restart.
  3. This can also be done from the Start menu if you are already logged in.

2.2 Repair your PC

If your PC doesn’t restart normally, then Windows will present you with a Recovery screen after two failed restart attempts. From the screen, click on See Advanced Repair Options to proceed.

2.3 Uninstall AMD OverDrive in Safe mode

  1. First shutdown your PC.
  2. Press the start button and start pressing the F8 key during boot till you see the Recovery screen.
  3. From the Choose an option screen, click Troubleshoot option.
  4. Next, click on Advanced Options.

  5. Under Advanced options section, click on the Startup Settings option.
  6. Click on the Restart button and let the PC restart.
  7. Upon restart, you will see multiple options to startup. Press the #4 key to enable Safe Mode.
  8. Now your PC will restart in Safe Mode. Go to Control Panel.
  9. Then, go to Programs, then Programs and Features.
  10. Find and uninstall AMD OverDrive software.
  11. To get out of the Safe Mode, simply restart your PC.

The aoddriver2.sys error can leave your PC unusable. The error usually puts the system into an endless crashing loop. This problem can be solved by booting the computer into Safe Mode.

Safe Mode in Windows is a diagnostic mode that allows you to fix any software related problems with your computer. When in Safe Mode, the OS only loads essential system programs during startup.

This way, if a third-party program is making the system crash, you can uninstall it in Safe Mode. There are multiple ways to boot into Safe Mode. I have listed both the methods to access Safe Mode on Windows.

3. Use IObit Uninstaller

It is possible that the AMD OverDrive software may not be visible in the Program and feature screen making the uninstallation process difficult. To solve the problem, try using IObit Uninstaller

IObit Uinstaller is a great software that automatically uninstalls other programs from your computer. Control Panel is not always reliable. There can be programs that aren’t recognised by it in your PC.

Therefore, IObit Uninstaller will make sure to scan and find all the installed software in your system. From there, you can choose which one to uninstall, with just a few clicks.

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4. Use System Restore

4.1. Access System Restore Point Normally

  1. In the Cortana/Search bar type Restore.
  2. Select Create a Restore Point option from the search result.
    System Restore - System Properties
  3. From the System Properties window, click on System Restore button.
  4. A new dialogue box will open. Click on Next.
    System Restore Point Select
  5. By default, Windows will show the most recently created restore point.
  6. Check Show more restore points option to view all the available restore points.
  7. Check the date when the restore point was created and select the restore point accordingly.
  8. Click on Scan for affected programs button to check which programs installed on your computer will be uninstalled due to the restore process.
    Confirm your System Restore point
  9. Click on Next to proceed.
  10. Read the confirmation message and if you want to go ahead click Finish.

Windows will restore the system back to when it was working perfectly fine. After the restart check for any improvements.

Windows 10 and earlier version of the OS come with System Restore features that allows you to create a system restore point manually or automatically on your PCs local drive.

The created restore points can be used to restore your PC back to normal in case of a crash or aoddriver2.sys error.

If you can boot into Windows normally, accessing system restore is easy. However, in case the error doesn’t let you login, then you have to access system restore via Safe Mode. I have listed both the methods below.

Note: Any program installed after the selected restore point was created will be uninstalled during the restore process.

4.2 Access System Restore via Safe Mode

If you are unable to access the login screen, you can use the System Restore via Safe Mode. Scroll up and read the Solution 2 of this article to know how to boot into Safe Mode with Command Prompt.  Once you are in the Safe Mode, do the following.

Note: It is important that you boot into Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

  1. When the PC restarts into Safe Mode with Command Prompt, enter the following command and hit Enter: Rstrui.exe
  2. Now follow the instructions give in Solution 4 – Method 4.1 to known how to proceed with the system restore process.

5. Run Windows File Checker

  1. Type cmd in the Cortana/Search bar, right-click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
  2. When the Command Prompt opens, type the following command and hit Enter: sfc/scannowscannow file explorer dark theme not working
  3. System File Checker will scan the protected system files for any missing or corrupted files and replace them with cached files from the local hard drive.
  4. The process can take a few minutes to an hour depending on your PC.

If you have installed AMD OverDrive on the right-version of AMD processor and still getting the error, the problem can be with the corrupt or missing system files.

Windows comes with a built-in System File Checker tool to repair missing and corrupted system files. To use System File Checker, run the command prompt as admin.

6. Perform a Clean Install

Now, this is the last thing anyone wants to do. Performing a clean install of Windows OS is a time-consuming process, and you would also need to install all the programs right from scratch all again.

To perform a clean install of Windows OS, you need an installation drive or disk. You can easily create a bootable USB flash drive / Disk using the ISO.

You also need to download the Media Creation Tool to install your new Windows on the computer. After installing the new OS, you should not be experiencing any problems with it.

While AMD OverDrive is a handy little utility that allows you to overclock your CPU and also monitor the temperature and speed, it is recommended to stop the use if it causes AODDriver2.SYS BSOD error.

Did any of the solution fix the AMD OverDrive error for you? Do let us know your favorite overclocking software in the comments below.

FAQ: Learn more about AMD OverDrive and its errors

  • What failed AODDriver2 Sys?

AMD OverDrive can fail for many reasons. Take a look at this detailed article dedicated BSoD errors to learn more about them.

  • What does AMD OverDrive do?

The software controls your fan speeds. Check this awesome article about other overclocking software on the market if you’re interested.

  • How do I uninstall AMD OverDrive in safe mode?

Learn how to do it by reading our quick article about fixing AMD OverDrive related issues.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in March 2019 and was revamped and updated in February 2021 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

This post was written by Tashreef Shareef and was first posted to WindowsReport

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