If Oculus has detected a problem with your graphics drivers then this post will help you resolve the error on your Windows PC. The Oculus software enables you to play Oculus Rift content on Quest 2. For that, you can install it on your system and connect your headset with the help of the Oculus Link cable. However, some users have reported being experiencing the error message that says “Oculus has detected a problem with your graphics drivers.”
Although the error message clearly indicates an issue with your graphics drivers, there can be some other underlying reasons for this error. It can be caused due to interference caused by a video capture or recording software installed on your system. Or, it may also be triggered due to the corrupted installation of the software itself. In any case, this guide will help you fix the error using different methods. Let us check out now!
Oculus has detected a problem with your graphics drivers
Here are the methods to fix the “Oculus has detected a problem with your graphics drivers” error:
- Update your graphics driver.
- Reinstall your graphics driver.
- Install Overwolf’s latest version (if applicable).
- Uninstall video capture/recording software.
- Uninstall, then Reinstall Oculus.
Let us discuss the above solutions in detail now!
1] Update your graphics driver
This error is most likely facilitated due to a corrupted or faulty graphics driver interfering with Oculus performance. So, the first thing you should do when you encounter this error is to update your GPU card drivers and see if it fixes the error for you.
You can update your graphics drivers by using the Settings > Windows Update > Advanced options > Optional updates section. There are some free third-party driver updater software that allow you to update your graphics drivers automatically. Other than that, you can also visit the official website of your device manufacturer and get the latest version of your graphics card driver from there.
After updating your graphics drivers, reboot your PC and start the Oculus software. Hopefully, you won’t see the “Oculus has detected a problem with your graphics drivers” error anymore. In case you still get the same error, move on to the next potential fix.
2] Reinstall your graphics driver
If updating your GPU card drivers doesn’t help, there are chances that you are dealing with the corrupted installation of your drivers. So, to resolve the error, you can try uninstalling and then reinstalling your graphics drivers and see if it fixes the problem. Here is how you can do that:
- Firstly, press Windows+R hotkey to launch the Run dialog box and enter devmgmt.msc in it to open up the Device Manager window.
- Now, locate the Display adapters option and double-click on it to expand it.
- Next, select and right-click on your graphics card and select the Uninstall device option.
- After that, in the next pop-up window, enable the Delete the driver software for this device checkbox and press the Uninstall button.
- When the uninstallation process is complete, reboot your system. On the next startup, Windows will attempt to reinstall the graphics drivers automatically or you can also download and install graphics drivers from the official website of your device manufacturer.
Try using the Oculus software and see if the error is now fixed or not. In case you still receive the same error, there might be some other underlying cause than corrupted graphics drivers for this error. So, try the next solution to fix the problem.
3] Install Overwolf’s latest version (if applicable)
Some affected users have reported that they were experiencing the issue because of the Overwolf app interfering with Oculus. If the scenario is applicable, you don’t need to uninstall the app. Instead, you can simply install that lasted version of Overwolf from its official website. See if this fixes the issue for you.
In case you don’t use Overwolf or have its latest version on your PC and still receiving the same error, o ahead with the next fix.
4] Uninstall video capture/recording software
As it turns out that Oculus Link doesn’t support video capture or video recording software like Bandicam (video capture software) or OBS Studio (video recording software), which can be a reason for this error. Hence, if you are using a video capture or recording software on your PC, try uninstalling the software and check if the “Oculus has detected a problem with your graphics drivers” error has stopped now.
It is highly recommended to uninstall the program completely using a free software uninstaller that also removed residual and leftover files. After uninstalling the video capture/ recording software, reboot your PC and then see if the error is resolved.
In case you still encounter the same error, we got some more fixes for you that will surely help you.
5] Uninstall, then Reinstall Oculus
In case none of the above solutions work for you, the last resort is to reinstall the Oculus software. The error in hand might be triggered due to a corrupted or faulty installation module associated with the software. Hence, reinstalling the software should help you fix the error.
First, uninstall the Oculus software from your system by going to the Settings > Apps > Apps & features section. After that, download the most recent version of the Oculus software from its official website. And then, install the software using the executable file.
Hopefully, this will fix the error for you.
How do I fix my Oculus driver?
You can fix the Oculus app on your Windows PC, using the repair feature should enable you to repair it. Just open the Settings app by pressing Win+I hotkey and then go to the Apps > Apps & features section. Now, locate the Oculus app in the list of installed apps and click on the three-dot menu button present next to it. After that, select Advanced options. On the next page, scroll down to the Reset section and click on the Repair button to fix the Oculus app.
How do I fix my graphics driver?
To fix issues with your graphics drivers, make sure you have up-to-date graphics drivers. If that doesn’t help, try reinstalling the graphics drivers to fix the problem. We have discussed how you can do that earlier in this post; so check out the above solutions.