Hmm. I sometimes had pitools freeze for several minutes… but I don’t think that’s your issue.
I think we need more info:
What Hmdare you using?
What version of pitools?
What version of the firmware?
What is your graphics card?
Have you got anything running in the background?
Have you tried running pitools as an administrator? ( you shouldn’t have to, but it’s worth a try.)
I hope we can help. My first month with my 8KX was pretty rocky- but once I got it working it’s been pretty reliable.
Thank you for trying to help. I will give you all the info.
It just froze again. When i unplug the headset -start pi tools , and then plugit in. it worked .
Any other tips that i should know as a pimax newbie to get the most out of it?
I also find it hard to find the right setting for my pc and games - where to start?
tools like msi afterburner (there are more from other oem’s) are know to cause problems with pitool
if there is any tuning in place like cpu and ram timing to go above spec’s, tune it down, anything being above spec can cause problems and if there is instability anything should be back to base and any tools not need should be removed, if possible it is helpful to have extra test windows installation with just the minimum to rule out software influence, it can take some effort to track down problems like this, just having decent hardware is no guarantee for a stable system
First off, I have a couple more questions, and maybe somebody more knowledgable than I can help us with thisL could it be a steam issue? Should he (amorgeddon) try an earlier version of Pitools and or the firmware?
Now… I have a couple of suggestions:
before you start pitools, open windows task manager and see what else is running. As @IG88
suggests, MSI afterburner can mess with the pimax.
If that doesn’t seem to be an issue, try a fresh install of pitools.
Uninstall it, and then delete all the pitools files and folders that may be left behind. They should all be in your main program files folder. Then do a clean install.
Good luck. I had one issue flashing firmware and I had one of the Pimax techs actually log into my computer and solve it remotely.
If you’re reluctant to do that, keep posting to us here, and if you haven’t already, google the issue.
There may be somebody on Reddit, or another venue who has solved an issue like this.
Hi, i have the same problem.
Not every time, but every third start and then only helps: PC restart. In the meantime, various graphics drivers were tried. Different PiTool versions. Windows was completely reinstalled. Even a graphics card change happened. Nothing helped.
The question about your mb is mandatory. i have to go the detour to turn off the hmd at the pc start. after client has been started I can turn on the hmd, otherwise freeze. i can live with it well. this is very unpleasant for you.
I think he might try disconnecting the headset at the mask end. Or powering it down by holding the power button on the hmd until it goes bright red and stays that way.
I suspect his best bet is a remote session with one of the Pimax tech people.