Having trouble figuring out how to fix SteamVR error 1114?
Virtual reality is a really cool concept that even until today is not widely received as normal for people. What used to be the technology you’d find in fantasy novels has become widespread and common with middle to upper-class families.
Now, although VR is still rapidly expanding and innovating to make themselves available at much cheaper prices, there is still a couple of software hiccups. For example, the Oculus Rift program that’s associated with Steam sometimes displays an error 1114.
What is this error and how can you fix it? In this article, we’ll be going over a couple of methods that you can try to help fix this problem. Here’s how you can fix SteamVR error 1114 and get back to playing VR games with your friends!
Let’s get started.
- 1. Restart Your Computer.
- 2. Repair The Oculus Installer.
- 3. Update Your Windows OS And Oculus Software.
- 4. Reinstall Oculus.
1. Restart Your Computer.
First off, this age-old trick is an incredibly underrated tech-fix that’s often disregarded and forgotten by most people. Restarting your computer can do a whole lot for both the computer’s longevity and to clear any bugs or software problems that are currently running.
By rebooting your computer, the Steam app and VR program will have all software processes terminated and relaunched. This will iron out any software problems that are running in the background.
We recommend restarting your PC or laptop every so often since it’s healthy for your computer. Additionally, restarts will flush out any software issues that are building up in the background of your operating system, which is the most convenient way of cleaning it.
Here’s how you can restart your PC or laptop:
- Open up the Start menu by either pressing on the Windows key or clicking on the Windows icon at the bottom-left corner of your screen.
- From there, click on the power icon, you’ll find this directly above the Windows icon.
- Finally, a list of options should open up from the power icon. Select Restart to begin rebooting your computer.
Once your computer has completely restarted, open up SteamVR and the Oculus Rift program to see if the issue is still there. If the problem persists, go ahead and proceed to the next method down below.
2. Repair The Oculus Installer.
The developers at Oculus came in clutch with this method. Instead of having to contact customer support or fiddling through your settings yourself, Oculus has an option that lets the program repair itself for any software errors.
This is particularly useful for users that aren’t familiar with the new Oculus technology. Considering this technology is fairly new, that demographic wraps just about everyone trying out VR for the first time.
Here’s how you can repair your Oculus using the Oculus installer:
- First, you’re gonna have to download the official Oculus installer. If you already have it downloaded, you can use that too but chances are the version from their website is more up-to-date.
- When you open up the installer, it’ll say something like ‘You’ve already installed Oculus’. A selection of options that you can choose from should appear on your screen. For this method, we’ll want to click on Repair.
- Lastly, just follow the prompts to completely repair the Oculus software on your computer.
Once you’re done with that, Oculus may restart to apply the changes. To be completely sure, you can always restart your computer for good measure.
3. Update Your Windows OS And Oculus Software.
Running an old version of Windows on your computer can cause a ton of errors, especially for new software and technology like this. Additionally, it’s never a bad idea to always keep your operating system up-to-date with the latest bug fixes and patch features.
Furthermore, your Oculus software might also be outdated. With either your Windows OS or Oculus software outdated, running into software errors like this is pretty much a guarantee.
Keep in mind that updating either of these applications can take minutes to hours depending on the size of the update and the speed of your internet. When updating your Windows OS, major updates may require you to restart your computer.
Here’s how you can update Windows OS:
- Go ahead and open up the Start menu and search for ‘updates’. Click on the system setting labeled as Check for updates.
- There should be a clear indication on your screen if an update is available. From there, simply select Download and begin updating your operating system.
If there was a Windows update available, that should have a big impact on fixing your SteamVR error 1114. Moving on, updating your Oculus software will be different depending on the model of Oculus Rift you’re sporting. Here’s a general list of steps on how you can update your Oculus software:
- First, wear the Oculus headset and open up the Settings menu.
- From there, click on See All and go to About.
- If an update is available, there should be a clear indication together with your Oculus version. Update your software and let that download and install.
Now that both your primary devices have been updated, try running SteamVR to see if the error is still present.
4. Reinstall Oculus.
After exhausting all the methods above, you may want to reinstall Oculus as the final trump card. Reinstalling the program should clear any software errors, bugs, installation problems, and other glitches that are causing this problem.
Here’s how you can uninstall Oculus properly:
- Start by opening up the Start menu and searching for ‘add or remove’. Select the Add or remove programs system setting.
- You should be directed to a list of programs that are currently installed on your computer. From here, look for Oculus by typing that into the search bar.
- Once you find the program, click on it and select Uninstall to begin removing Oculus from your computer. Follow through the prompts to completely erase the program.
After uninstalling Oculus, go and download the official installer from their website. Run the installer and let it download the program back into your computer. You’ll need about 15GB of free space for this to work, so make sure that you have some storage space to spare.
Finally, try to see if the error is still present even after reinstalling the program. You may have to contact their customer support team if the error still persists. Here’s how you can contact their support team.
That about wraps up this article. Hopefully we’ve helped you fix SteamVR error 1114. If you have any questions or clarification, feel free to leave a comment down below.
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