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Oculus Is Trying To Fix Rifts After Software Bug

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Theresa Hayes | 07 March, 2018, 22:54

If you've been trying to use your Oculus Rift for a quick VR sesh, you may have noticed that it's now impossible.

Reports are coming in that Oculus Rift headsets across the world have stopped working as the device can not connect to the "Oculus Runtime Service".

On Wednesday, Oculus said it was working to fix the problem, although it didn't address the cause of the error.

The "Cant Reach Oculus Runtime Services" error has been caused by an expired certificate for the OculusAppFramework.dll, which was created in 2015 and not renewed since.

"We are aware of and actively investigating an issue impacting ability to access Rift software", reads a post on the Oculus forums. "If the issue continues, contact Oculus support". The expired security certificate means that the software is automatically blocked as the PC can not confirm if the software is safe.

As hard as it may be, the best advice at this time is to simply hang tight and wait for Oculus to resolve the matter with a software update. It appears the security certificate for certain software components the device uses has expired, so PC's are blocking the device from working.

In the meantime, Reddit users are coming up with temporary fixes, one of which involves changing the date on your PC prior to March 7. The company posted an update to the bulletin board offering some information.