Steam Vr wont detect my headset

  • 12 December 2022
  • 5 replies

Even though im on my Oculus headset running the 2d desktop, whenever i switch to vr it brings me right back to the hone screen, and when i go to the desktop to see what happened stean vr says it cant detect my headset, it was just working yesterday, I dont know how to fix it, can soneone help me and give me a dumbed down step by step description on how to fix it? Im slow at understanding

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Hi @Nyx 

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I havnt seen anyone else use this damn template, idk what half the shit your asking for is because i literally just started using Shadow pc for one day and it stopped working. I just want help getting my steam vr to detect my headset nothing more, i dont see how anything from the "template" above will help, If a template is required we should be forced to fill it out like that when even ASKING the question. This is a help forum, where you ask questions with your own worlds, not amazon customer support.

I have the same issue at


I was wondering, have you ever logged in steam vr ever with any VR headset? I’m asking because I noticed that if i switch steam to my wifes account it works fine. She has logged into steamVR in the past on a rift and went the the tutorial / setup stages.

I’m thinking that this issue may happen to people with steam accounts that have never entered steamVR before.


@Nyx You don’t need to be so hostile…
Anyways, I responded to @Khlaera post and it should also answer your question:


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@Nyx The template is to help you and others with valuable information they can use to diagnose your issue. It has simple steps to follow that anyone can do to quickly and easily fill out the template.