How to fix SteamVR Failed to Terminate vrserver.exe Error

SteamVR Failed to Terminate vrserver.exe Error Fix

After a recent SteamVR beta update, a lot of users have reported that they are receiving an error ‘failed to terminate vrserver.exe’ while trying to launch SteamVR. This error does not allow you to start SteamVR and use your HTC Vive for VR Experience. That is why people have been annoyed so much by this vrserver.exe issue.

Solving Failed to Terminate vrserver.exe Error

There are few possible things that you can try to fix this error. We have summed up those fixes here in this article.

Fix 1 – Update your SteamVR to latest version

According to Valve and Steam, they have solved this issue in the latest SteamVR Beta Update (1465949389). You can update your SteamVR from the Steam app installed on your system.

Fix 2 – Kill the vrserver.exe process from Task Manager

  1. Open Task Manager by right clicking on Start bar and select Task Manager.
  2. Under Processes, look for VR Server (32 bit) or VR Server (64 bit) process just like the one shown in the image below.

    VR Server (32 bit) process
    VR Server (32 bit) process
  3. Right click on this process and select End task.
  4. Start SteamVR.

You have to repeat this process every time you restart your PC.

If you are getting Error 301 or Error 302 which are also related to vrserver.exe, you can try out out our guide here to solve these issues.

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.

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