Oculus suggests rolling back Nvidia drivers to fix Rift 'black screen' issues

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The message reads, "Can't Reach Oculus Runtime Service", and notes that the software may be "updating".

Many users around the world discovered today that their headsets are having trouble running software, which kind of defeats the entire goal of owning a VR headset in the first place.

Oculus users report that the issue remains after walking through the usual troubleshooting steps, and that restarting computers and Rifts have yielded no results either.

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On Wednesday, Oculus said it was working to fix the problem, although it didn't address the cause of the error. "Our teams apologize for any inconvenience this may be causing you and appreciate your patience while we work on a resolution". The dll file contains an expired security certificate, which results in the error. This is also affecting developers and companies using the Rift professionally at events, conferences, and more. If you had plans today to use your Oculus Rift VR headset, you'll have to wait until the company fixes the issue.

Yesterday, they announced problems with the Nvidia driver updates that were effecting VR users. Thankfully, there appears to be a workaround at present - by disabling the Automatically set System date and time option inside Windows, then changing your PC's date to a week or so ago, when the certificate was still valid.