If you are setting up HTC Vive for the very first time, there is a chance that you encounter Error 206 Driver Not Calibrated and Error 207 Driver Calibration Invalid while trying to start your VR Headset. The official error description of both HTC Vive Error 206 and HTC Vive Error 207 is
We couldn’t load calibration file off the headset.
As clear from the description, it has something to do with calibration file of your HTC Vive VR Headset which is a part of headsets drivers. To solve this issue, you need to hard reset your HTC Vive in order to force it to reinstall drivers.
How to reset HTC Vive to fix Error 206 and Error 207
Follow the instructions below to reset your HTC Vive
- Close SteamVR if it is open.
- Unplug your HTC Vive Headset from the USB port connecting it to PC, not the link port cable.
- Open SteamVR.
- Click on the Developer settings menu.
- Scroll down till you see the option Remove all SteamVR devices.
- Click Yes if a prompt appears.
- Wait for 10-15 seconds.
- Plug your HTC Vive again and wait for the drivers to reinstall.
If after following these steps, you are still unable to calibrate HTC Vive, it means that you may have a faulty HTC Vive. According to official Valve support website, you should contact HTC @ htcvive.com and tell their support team about your issue so that they can offer you a replacement.
If all else fails, you need to send your system report to HTC. If you don’t know how, you can follow our guide on how to send system report to SteamVR mailing list.