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Realtek AC'97 audio - drivers installed properly & services running but no audio

Q: Realtek AC'97 audio - drivers installed properly & services running but no audio

Hello All!!

I have seen similar threads here but my problem is slightly different.
I have ASUS P4S8X-MX which have built in audio of Realtek AC'97 .
I am using Windows XP SP2 for quite a time and everything was fine unless i tried to install an updated driver for my sound. After updating, i got Code 10 error , device cannot start.
I uninstalled the drivers, Restart my PC and then installed my previous version of drivers.
Everything was fine and i can see volume icon in task bar. But when i tried playing an audio file there wasn't any sound. I clicked volume icon to raise it but it was disabled.
I double click it to open Mixer .. there are only 3 options (normally it use to have lot ..wave,speaker,etc..) Now it has only Wave , SW Synth, CD Player.. and No recording device.

I did try re-installing the drivers again and again but no LUCK..

I tried using Drivers Sweeper to remove the tracks .. doing that in Safe Mode and then again Installed Old drivers. It all go well but in the end its same situation with sound disabled.

I don't want to reinstall my Windows , is there any way to fix it ?

One thing i noticed is every time I install drivers the sound manager shows up at task bar but in moments it disappears while the soundman.exe is running in Processes and I can't find it in Control Panel as well (where it use to be) .

Its been 8 hours since I am struggling with that. But No LUCK!

Note: My PnP Software Device Enumerator is working fine.

Any help in this regard will be highly appreciable.

Thanks in advance

Preferred Solution: Realtek AC'97 audio - drivers installed properly & services running but no audio

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Realtek AC'97 audio - drivers installed properly & services running but no audio

Hi muazzam

Is best to upgrade to SP3 (if only because MS has dropped support for SP2) but can start, for now, looking at your problem while you continue running with SP2

Let's start with these initial steps
1) List any Problem Devices

Make sure all your devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
2) Generate and attach a DirectX report

click Start->Run, enter dxdiag
Notice progress in lower left window corner
When done, click Save Information button and save to your Desktop
In TechSpot, use the paper clip icon to attach the report. (If you don't see icon you may need to first click Go Advanced)
3) If there were no Problem Devices (step 1 above) then also check on your Windows Audio service if Status=Started and StartupType=Automatic

I'll have a look and we can take it from there

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Recently upgraded a Dell Inspiron 3847 to an SSD and did a clean-install of Windows 7 Home-Premium x64 using Dell media. Post install, I cannot get the audio working. Device manager shows ...
Bluetooth Audio DriverHigh Definition Audio Device (yellow exclamation point)Realtek High Definition AudioI have tried the following to fix:
1. Uninstalling and deleting the driver then re-downloading using Dell Detect 2. Installing the RealTek R282 driver from the RealTek site3. Windows Update does not find the driver if it is uninstalled4. Right click on entry in device manager and letting Windows find it5. Installing it manually from the Dell siteAny help is greatly appreciated and thanks in advance.

A:No Audio Post Clean Install. Realtek Audio Driver Installed but High Definition Audio Driver fails every time?

same principle as mentioned here: en.community.dell.com/.../20027104

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Im having the dreadful "No Audio Output Device is Installed" problem on my realtek audio.

It worked some months ago, but im in no position to do a roll back. Im sure the hardware is just fine, it works with Ubuntu.

The computer is a Dell Vostro 430.
My OS is win7 64bit.

I tried the newest Realtek driver suite, the recommended dell-drivers and some basic windows-drivers. Nothing makes the "No Audio Output Device is Installed" go away.

Any help is welcome.
Ive attached my sound-related reg. I believe my realtek device is 0001.

A:Realtek Audio: No Audio Output Device is Installed

The Dell driver is required, non Dell drivers will either not work or not work correctly.

First thing, is the Integrated Audio enabled in the BIOS? (F2 at boot up to enter Setup).

Second, on Dell's (and many others) if the motherboard chipset drivers were not installed, the sound device will not work. In this model there are Intel motherboard chipset drivers. Try installing them and then the Dell sound driver. Dell Drivers

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I don't have any sound because i get the "no audio device" pic related

I have tried bios enabling, updating realtek driver, set backing the driver, uninstalling then reinstalling, installing drivers off the HP website, installing drivers off realtek website. I've done the services.msc ****. EVERYthing. I've made a fresh reformat of XP btw. Help?

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Also when I tried to install the HP driver it says I need the UUA high definiton bus driver, but it says in device manager that i have it, and when ever I install the uua driver off microsoft or whereever it says it has installed and must restart but when you get back on I try to install the HP driver but it still says I need the UUA driver.

A:[SOLVED] "No audio device" yet I have realtek drivers installed

Hi Difused. This might sound like a really stupid question but do you have any speakers hooked up? If so, are they connected to the correct plugs?

Good day.


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I've spent countless hours trying to fix this. It started out with me wanting to enable the "stereo mix" option and so following a youtube video I proceeded to updating the driver using device manager > update driver and after restarting, I received this error.

I then downloaded the newest driver of the manufacturer website (realtek hd audio) realtek.com and installed it. Mind you, the stereo mix option did in fact show up, although I couldn't make use of any audio since I was getting the "no audio output device is installed" error.

All this time, I can still see the mic/line-in inputs, and headphone/speaker outputs in the sounds (control panel). I have tried uninstalling, reinstalling, and using the roll-back option for drivers. Although from control panel, I managed to uninstall the sound card software for realtek. Between all of this, after any sort of install or uninstall I also restarted my computer.

I downloaded the drivers from the HP site (PC manufacturer for my comp) and the Realtek site (sound card creator) and all of them are giving me the same results.

Furthermore, I even tried the System Restore and it wouldn't work complaining about an anti-virus when all of mine are already disabled. I checked what the System Restore would affect too and nothing for my driver was in there as far as I know.

I'm really not sure what my options are now, and it's sucks not having any sound.

Please help me out! Thanks!

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A:"No Audio Output Device is Installed" (Realtek HD Audio)

See if Windows reports any problem devices

Make sure all your devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post

Next, click Start->Run, enter: services.msc, scroll to Windows Audio, rt click Properties.
> Verify StartupType=Automatic and Status=Started

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I'm trying to use the Realtek HD Audio Equalizer from the manager window under the sound effects tab... Anyway, I can change the values on the multi-band equalizer just fine, but they have no real response. The overall volume is affected but the individual frequencies are the same. If I set them all to 0, or all the highs to zero, etc. The final output is the same.

Any way I can get the equalizer working?


A:Realtek HD Audio: Equalizer not working properly

What model PC? or if its a custom built, what motherboard? Please fill out the My System Specs so we can better try to help you.

My RealTek manager does not have any of those functions, and I have a new Gigabyte motherboard.

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hi to all,
in the middle of an important project realtek audio stopped working
i have tried to re install the drivers from my original dvd-rom for the asus motherboard p8h61m-le  for windows xp x32 bit (sp3)
the installation cannot be proceeded due to setup dll error
you can download the error file from sendspace (notepad document)
the reason i have upload the file is because the error code contain capital letters
i have run the tweaking com windows repair but again the realtek audio cannot be installed
i have re install my windows xp (upgrade) but the problem exist
i have remove from system devices the realtek hd audio bus but again the drivers cannot be installed
for the time being i do not wish to format my computer
cpu celeron g530
motherboard asus p8h61m-le socket 155
2 x 2 gb ddr3 ram
wd 250 gb hard disk
intel ntegrated graphics 
many thanks in advance

A:realtek hd audio cannot be installed

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 

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Hi iam having HP Pavilion Media Center a1320in Desktop PC.. iam unable to install driver for my sound card.i got driver from hp website but while installing a msg gets popup. it says install Microsoft uaa bus driver for hd audio. even in device manager-system devices i cant find MS UAA hd audio. 1 unknown device its shows in device manager.
And also in the device manager-system devices- i cant find microsoft UAA.......
So i purshased a new sound card and iam using it.its working fine.
But the problem is realtek sound card is not getting detected. Even i searched google. but no use.
Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for HD Audio is not installed. i think dats the problem.

I installed kb888111,kb835221 and realtek audio codec WDM_R252.nothing happened.
Actually i had mediaCentre xp installed in my system. i just formatted evrything and installed xp sp3. since then no sound card detection. unknown device....

My motherboard specification

help me pls.

A:Realtek audio driver is not getting installed

List any Problem Devices

Make sure devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
On the other hand, if no devices are listed, tell me so
Generate and attach a DirectX report

Click Start->Run, enter dxdiag
Notice progress in lower left window corner
When done, click Save Information button and save to your Desktop
In TechSpot, use the paper clip icon to attach the report. (If you don't see icon you may need to first click Go Advanced)


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My Realtek Audio drivers are not getting installed. Only the Audio drivers are not getting installed. Rest of them got installed. When I check in the Device Manager, "Audio Device on High Definition Audio Bus" is showing an yellow exclamatory mark . When I saw the "Detalis" tab in the properties, it shows HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_10EC&DEV_0888&SUBSYS_8086D606&REV_1000\4&14B5779E&0&0201
as its details.

On my intel drivers CD, it is written "for the intel Desktop Boards D945GCNL and D945GCPE Esential Series".

Please help me so that my Audio drivers get installed.

A:Realtek Audio Driver not getting installed

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I first wrote about this issue in another recent thread, when I was trying to deliver HDMI audio+video from my P70 with M3000M NVidia GPU (running Win10) to my LG OLED HDTV connected through either miniDP->HDMI or HDMI->HDMI cables, and failing to get audio. After a fair amount of research I initially came to the eventual conclusion that it was an NVidia problem, somehow related to their latest "retail" 411.95 WHQL driver I was using on my P70 (which was set in the BIOS to run with "discrete graphics").  Reverting back to successively older driver packages also available on the NVidia driver download site, I discovered that version 392.00 was their last WHQL driver package which did successfully install the NVidia HD Audio device which facilitated sending digital audio to an external HDTV via HDMI cable.
So 411.95, 411.81 and 411.63 all failed to install the NVida HD Audio device. But 392.00 (and older versions 391.89, 391.74) all DID install the NVidia HD Audio device. Hmmm.
I opened a ticket with NVidia Tech Support several days ago, and they asked me if I had tried the official Lenovo-provided NVidia Graphics Driver package and if that made nay difference, which to be honest I had not... since I don't run my P70 in Optimus (i.e. "hybrid graphics") mode but rather operate in "discrete graphics" mode and have always used the latest retail NVida drivers. So today I decided to reset my P70 back to "hybrid graphics" mode so that I could install the very... Read more

A:Latest NVidia Graphics drivers with 1.3.37 HD Audio driver: no NVidia HD Audio device gets installed


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Hello fine people of the Windows 7 forums I am in need of help. You see when repartitioning my hardrive for the windows 7 install windows xp exploded, however I was not fazed by that due the fact all my data was on a external hardrive. So instead of trying to recover windows XP I simply reformatted the entire hardrive and installed windows 7 with no problems.
However now I have problem. I have no sound. Windows 7 keeps insisting that my onboard RealTek AC97 isn't installed and no update seems to be fixing this issue. And I can't seem to install drivers, or at the very least I am doing terribly wrong because I can't even seem to find the option for such things. So my request here now is, how the blazes do I go about fixing this problem?

A:No Audio Deviced Installed. RealTek AC97


Do you have the drivers for win 7 or vista? If not you can get them here Realtek
It should work after you install the correct driver (32 bit or 64)
hope this helps somewhat

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Well, I'm doing a fresh Windows install and I'm having a little problem. With my old system, along with the Realtek driver install, came an Audio Manager (with nice features such as an equalizer). Now with my fresh install (different motherboard, but on-board realtek sound), I just installed the latest driver for the Realtek High Definition Audio (R2.67) but there's no Audio Manager on my System Tray and according to Windows, It's using a Microsoft audio driver instead of the Realtek one. I need some help. Why is Windows not using the Realtek driver and how do I get back the Audio Manager?

A:Realtek driver installed, but no Audio Manager

It's usually on the Control panel.

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right now i have the Realtek HD Audio Drivers R2.17 and it seems like every two week a new Realtek driver comes out. should i keep my sound card updated with every new driver or what. im using the GA-EP45-UD3R onboard Realtek ALC889A

A:Realtek HD Audio Drivers R2.19

If you're not experiencing any problems with the current driver then no. Realtek is one of the more "generic" brands of sound adapter, which is used in a wide variety of systems. To make it a little easier, look at the change log for each driver to see exactly what that version is targeting to fix or change and then rule out if the driver gets a download. Of course the perfect solution is to disable the onboard sound and get yourself a good dedicated sound card

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I have a problem with realtek audio drivers. Somehow with realtek drivers there is no way to access the enhancements in audio devices, they are allways on. This makes everything sound like super compressed trash. Only way to turn the enhancements off was to revert back to the original microsoft drivers and then turn off the enhancements. Now HP support wants to automatically update my drivers to the realtek ones, the ones that have the enhancements on all the time and make all audio on the computer sound like crap. Nice job Realtek and HP. Hope you get your drivers fixed soon because with the realtek drivers the audio is unusable!  

A:realtek hd audio drivers

Hi @yurinow,Thanks for becoming a member of the HP Support Forums. I understand you are having an issue with the Realtek drivers. I will be glad to help you. Please post the full product number and operating system in use on your computer. See the following, if you need help with that information.How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number?Is the Windows Version on My Computer 32-bit or 64-bit?Please get back to me with above information, so I can help you better.

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sorry for the generic title - you will have to forgive me iv spent some time trying to figure out what drivers are missing ( see specs in profile) nothing critcle but my real tek driver seems to be playing up on top of that there is a " multimedia controller" that seems to be missing drivers its in bus 11 - cant recall what slot that is on the board in short i have a few what i aussme are missing drivers that cant be found thro windows update note most if not all of the software has been loaded off the disc that came with the mobo or downloaded online were possblie

sorry for being so vague but its 2:30 am and i just wanted to get the ball rolling

A:Realtek audio drivers

Hi mikezilla2,welcome to the forums , the drivers you require are here GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 1366 - GA-X58A-UD3R (rev. 2.0) these are for rev2.0 if your mobo is rev1.0 just change it on the site this will also sort out the multimedia controller problem for you

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Apart from the manager where you can manage your connection is there any stability or sound quality improvement. It definately fixes my Unreal engine 3 BSOD's, but why could that be?

A:What do the Realtek HD audio drivers actually do?

I find it very very helpful!
I makes the sound so much better in my opinion.

Because you can set the EQ, to rock, pop, powerful, ect.

I have it set on "Powerful"
Theres a huge sound difference from having the EQ off, and having it set on powerful

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It's been a year since I migrated from Windows XP to Windows 7 which I downloaded Realtek HD Audio Manager R2.70 and audio has been working fine except the only issue it didn't come with 'Stereo Mix' preventing capability to record sound direct from the soundcard. It took me 14 months to restore Stereo Mix as each time I was told to update audio drivers I would update HD Audio Manager so what is the difference between these two Realtek ?

I installed Realtek HD Audio Driver R2.72 last night and it restored Stereo Mix which now enables me to record system sound whilst using screen recorders.


A:Difference between Realtek HD Audio Manager & Realtek HD Audio Driver

Quote: Originally Posted by Swiftkidd

It's been a year since I migrated from Windows XP to Windows 7 which I downloaded Realtek HD Audio Manager R2.70 and audio has been working fine except the only issue it didn't come with 'Stereo Mix' preventing capability to record sound direct from the soundcard. It took me 14 months to restore Stereo Mix as each time I was told to update audio drivers I would update HD Audio Manager so what is the difference between these two Realtek ?

I installed Realtek HD Audio Driver R2.72 last night and it restored Stereo Mix which now enables me to record system sound whilst using screen recorders.


Realtek HD Audio Manager is a software driver used on Windows computers. It handles recording and playback of audio programs. It is required for many audio programs to operate.

While Realtek HD Audio Drivers is a tool that allows you to listen to audio in HD on your PC.

Stereo Mix is used to transfer audio that the PC is playing to recording software such as Audacity, so that you can record what you?re hearing.

When one upgrade their OS like in your case from XP to Win7 with the same motherboard and sound card it is always advised & recommended to download the latest soundcard driver, because the only thing that had changed was the operating system.

The advice is not to go to windows for it, but to go to the motherboard manufacturer, because it would be specialised for the system rather than ... Read more

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I'm running windows 8.1 on Toshiba Qosmio X875 Q7190. My computer kept crashing after trying to install Sabrent display adapter. I booted into recovery and did a system restore. Everything works fine now except the sound. I have visited Toshiba's website and downloaded the most recent Realtek drivers. When I install I get the error "HD Audio Driver Failure error code: 0xC0000374". If I go to device manager it shows realtek but with an error next to it. If I look under playback devices nothing is listed. I have deleted the drivers and tried letting the computer install them automatically but that doesn't work either. Two solutions I have seen were to disable and delete Microsoft UAA HD bus driver, but that is nowhere to be found on my machine and the other solution was to enable on board audio in Bios, but that optioin doesn't appear in UEFI.

After my first system restore I no longer have any additional restore points, so another restore is not an option.

Any idea how I can fix this issue?


A:no audio devices are installed, realtek error 0xc0000374

Hi, try to install the generic drivers from Realtek.

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The Realtek ATI HDMI Audio device in my machine works perfectly when the machine has got 2Gb of memory installed in it, but when I put another 2Gb in and reboot the audio devices vanish from the Device Manager and I get a red X in the little speaker icon on the taskbar.

I'm running Windows 7 64-bit

Has anyone seent his behaviour?

A:Realtek audio devices vanish with 4Gb memory installed

I'm having this exact same problem. Any Solution?

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i built myself a new computer and it has an ASUS Rampage 3 Formula motherboard which has:
SupremeFX X-Fi 2 built-in 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
- Supports : Jack-detection, Multi-streaming, Front Panel Jack-retasking
Audio Feature :
- X-Fi? Xtreme Fidelity™
- EAX? Advanced™ HD 5.0
- THX? TruStudio PRO™
- Creative ALchemy
- Blu-ray audio layer Content Protection
- Optical S/PDIF out port(s) at back panel

I install the Realtek audio driver software and i get access to all my cool EAX advanced HD, THX truStudio etc.. things on that list BUT i get crackling noises every now and again when playing music/games whatever.
However i uninstall the audio driver software and i get no crackling sound when i listen to music or such, but i cannot access any of the features anymore.

Whats going on here? its not the speakers or headphones i use, they have been tested on multiple devices, this only happens after the audio driver is installed and the audio features are activated.

New info:
My PC spec is:

CPU: Intel i7 980 3.33Ghz 12mb cache 6 core
GPU: 2x GTX 460 1GB
MB: Asus Rampage III Formula
RAM: A-Data Plus v2.0 XPG 2GB 1866Mhz 8-8-8-24 x3 in triple channel
SSD: OCZ agility ~400-500mb read&write
HDD: 1TB 7500RPM WD caviar black

this is all brand new, i just finished building it all a while ago, so there is like no crap running in the background like viruses or unneeded programs.

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A:occasional crackles when realtek audio driver installed

The audiio driver is one area that can cause the noise. You should be using the driver supplied by ASUS rather than a "generic" RealTek driver. The ASUS driver should supply you with all the features. Is this not the case?

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I'm working on a Toshiba Satellite A105-S2031. I just reformatted, and WHILE installing windows updates, i was installing video drivers and modem drivers. I got a blue screen, but it seemed like the video drivers installed ok. I went to install the sound drivers and device manager was all clean (no ! or ?), but when I adjusted the volume using the sound icon in the taskbar, no sound!

I thought it was the speakers, so i plugged in my headphones to no avail. Please help, trying to fix this quick! Thanks guys!

I removed all the Realtek drivers I tried, then tried the Windows Update realtek driver, and it rebooted with a blue screen pointing to RTKHDAUD.SYS. Tried following some instructions and installing the manufacturers version R2.14, but no luck =/ Trying to install 7 now

Installed Windows 7, all the drivers were already found, but sound still doesn't work T_T

A:Solved: Installed Realtek HD Audio Driver But No sound!

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I just switched from Windows XP Pro to Vista 64-bit Home Premium a few days ago. Since the change I can no longer get all of my audio to work. My headphone jac seems fine because I can plug my headphones in and hear sound or if I plug my speakers into the headphone jac I can also hear sound through them. I've checked and make sure that nothing is muted and checked to make sure every device is "enabled". My microphone with my headset doesn't work either now.


A:Audio Problems (Realtek HD 2.01 drivers)

Hi. . .

My only suggestions would be to first go back into Device manager, click on View and enable hidden devices and re-check for red/yellow flags. Then expand the sound tree again, right-click on the Realtek HD audio device and un-install the driver. Then re-boot.

Then go into the Realtek Audio Manager and reset to default settings.

Regards. . .



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Hello everyone,

Havent been here in a while so sorry if im doing something wrong, well my problem is with a Toshiba Satellite L505D-LS5005 after having an issue with freezing at start up I ran several antivirus and spyware scans and all came up negative but the freezing continued so I then was able to go into safe mode and do an MSconfig and unchecked everything booting up. That took care of the problem with the freezing and I was able to uninstall Norton and McAfee which I believe was the problem. (enabled one by one to identify the problem so far everything is playing nice no conflicts)

Soon after getting things back to normal I noticed that the audio drivers weren't working. This computer has the "High Definition Audio drivers" but it has "This device cannot start. (Code 10)" status on the drivers. I have tried the following solutions with out results:

Uninstalled drivers from the device manager and reinstalled them using the drivers from the Official Toshiba Website. After installing I restart but still no audio and the same "This device cannot start. (Code 10)" message on the status

I have also tried uninstalling all Realtek drivers such as Ethernet controller and Wireless device controller and done one by one. All other devices install and work after installation except the audio drivers.

I have also gone to Add or remove programs and uninstalled the Realtek audio drivers and reinstalled the drivers from realtek.com and still ... Read more

A:Realtek audio drivers code 10

Hi just to start of code 10 is when the wrong driver is installed so you do need to get the right driver .. toshiba is the most unreal difficult company to get drivers from they have a few sites .. not sure y but maybe someone with more experience can help there . you do need to get them from the site tho I will go and try find one for you aswell,, also not 100% sure but im quite sure you should really run 64bit on 2gig of ram that could be another problem ARE YOU IN UK OR USA

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Hai there are some updated Realtek HD Audio Drivers, I downloaded them the other day and I don't get the BSOD anymore when I play some of my games!They are 2009 April 2nd.Download Link - Realtek HD Audio DriversNote: Be sure you know if these drivers are compatible with your computer's hardware, and always uninstall old drivers before installing the newest drivers.

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when i try to record "what i hear" i have to uncheck the stereo mix mute in the options of the control panel of the drivers, but whats the problem.. when i record what i hear sound i got very low quality.. i tryed to record with differend extensions as mp3 and wav but the result is the same.. i think that the problem are the Realtek HD Audio Drivers so please help..

i use winxp home edition sp2 and for record focus mp3 recorder pro and fraps (get the same results)

thnx in advance, jREV

A:Realtek HD Audio Drivers: low quality

What is your computer's make and model? You can go to the manufacturer's support website and download and install the latest audio drivers. Is XP fully updated from Microsoft's Update website?

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Hi, Im back with yet another problem with my pc. Yesterday i reformatted my hard drive to Windows xp home again because it was veryvery cramped before but when i got on i couldent hear eny sound so i looked in controle pannel and realtek dident show up as it was suppose to. The next day i installed Realtek Drivers for it (WDM_A406) installed and restarted as it said.. Got back on No sound no realtek audio program.
Please help me.

Geforce 9600 gt

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600)
Sys manufacturer: Hp Pavilion 061
Sys model: EP076AA-ABU m7350.uk
Phoenix- AwardBIOS v6.00pg
Processor Intel (r) Pentinum (R) D CPU 2.80GHZ (2 cpus)
Memory 3070MB RAM
Directx Ver: Directx 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)

A:Realtek Audio Drivers not working...

I Just got the drivers working and hit another problem... when i plugged my headphones in it dident detect them...

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Hey all,

I have an Asrock Pro4 Z77 with ALC892, running Win 8 64bit Pro.
So I wanted to install new drivers for this audio device and downloaded the R2.70 drivers from Realtek.com and installed them without a hitch.
However, when I went to the Asrock website and clicked on my mobo I saw there's another driver version for my ALC892; ver6699.
Since these 2 drivers have different version formats, I'm wondering which one is newer, the R2.70 or the 6699??

Also, while googling I noticed there are several versions (station-drivers has 6818, Intel has 6804, others 6702, etc.). Are any of these fit for my mobo? Since they have higher version numbers than the 6699 one on the Asrock website, I guess they're newer?

Thanks in advance,


A:Confused about Realtek Audio Drivers

The "preferred" drivers are the ones from your PC or motherboard vendor, and in this case ASRock. I have one PC with an ASRock Z77 Professional Fatal1ty motherboard. I'm using the drivers supplied by ASRock and everything works perfectly for me. Same way with my other new build PC using a Gigabyte motherboard -I'm using the Gigabyte supplied RealTek driver.

Most PC or motherboard vendors supply drivers that are customized for their hardware. The "generic" drivers from the sound chip manufacturers may or may not work properly and/or fully.

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Am I the only person who is experiencing the worst Realtek Drivers right now? I just got done building this new rig and having the most up the date Realtek Drivers are killing me. I used to have great sounds and now they are a pile of garbage. I use a very simply, yet effective, set of Razer Orca's and my 3.5mm microphone doesn't even have the best sound anymore. Is there a stable set of drivers out there that I can get still? I want something that works, and it doesn't have to be brand new.


A:Realtek Audio Drivers Are Junk

Are we supposed to guess what your system specs might be?

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Just in case some of you havn't tried them yet.

A:Realtek Audio drivers for Win7 are here.

they wont install for me says driver files are in use by another process... no av running nothing that would hold it what gives?

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Hi guys i downloaded windows 7 and i need the audio drivers witch are realtek HD
is there any download avaiable of realtek Hd audio drivers for windows 7??
please post the download link if it is avaiable .
thank you.

A:Windows 7 Realtek HD audio Drivers

Use the one for Vista. Most Vista drivers are supposed to work for Windows 7.

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Realtek HD Audio 2.68 audio driver download from Guru3D.com

To easily install, go to device manager first. Then right click the Realtek audio, choose uninstall and also check the box to delete the driver.

This saves you a reboot in the process to install. When you run the installer, it won't demand a reboot before actually installing the driver.

A:New Realtek HD Audio codec drivers 2.68

I can't get this one to install actually, the install always stops responding & crashes after extracting everything.
Currently I'm on .6586 from 06/03/2012. I'm going to try removing those first and then installing the newest ones.. we'll see..


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I'm running win 8.1 update, from a fresh install and the drivers out of the box run my sound card perfectly well. It does all I need to do even muting speakers when headphones are plugged in. Should I install the downloaded realtek x64 drivers or not. Opinions?

Edit: Answered my own question I can re-assing rear jacks with the default drivers so had to install the realtek ones.

A:Realtek Audio HD x64 drivers, to install or not?

Originally Posted by banger

Edit: Answered my own question I can re-assing rear jacks with the default drivers so had to install the realtek ones.

You're re-assing? lol

Yep, usually better to have the most up to date drivers, if for nothing else but stability of the system.

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I've spent a couple days trying to install the Realtek audio drivers onto my machine, but I can't get the installer to work properly. It looks like it's copied a lot of files to C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\, but after I restart there are only four files copied there and the drivers haven't been successfully installed.

These are the only drivers I've had trouble with, and I was wondering if someone could give me directions on exactly how to install the drivers. No one else seems to have had trouble installing them, so I must be doing something wrong.

Thanks for your help!

A:Need Help Installing Realtek Audio Drivers

Quote: Originally Posted by gamemakerkid

I've spent a couple days trying to install the Realtek audio drivers onto my machine, but I can't get the installer to work properly. It looks like it's copied a lot of files to C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\, but after I restart there are only four files copied there and the drivers haven't been successfully installed.

These are the only drivers I've had trouble with, and I was wondering if someone could give me directions on exactly how to install the drivers. No one else seems to have had trouble installing them, so I must be doing something wrong.

Thanks for your help!

Well I installed the Vista, Windows7 Driver(32/64 bits) Driver only (Executable file) from the link below with no problems. Is that the same driver your having problems with?


If your on x64 it should actually copy the drivers to here

C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA

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I am installing a new Win 7 build on my new-build PC. I have a question...

My Asus P6X58D-E motherboard has onboard Realtek HD audio, for which one would expect to install the Realtek HD drivers. I just installed my nVidia graphics card driver (before installing the sound drivers) and the latest beta gives you the option to install or not install the "nVidia HD Audio driver".

Now, I will want to use audio over HDMI sometimes to output from my PC to my TV via HDMI - so I opted to install the nVidia HD Audio driver. My question is: do I also install the Realtek HD audio drivers? There are currently 4 "NVIDIA High Definition Audio" items showing up in device manager, plus one separate "High Definition Audio Device".

Any advice? Do the Realtek drivers offer much benefit over the built in Win 7 drivers? Any issues with conflicts if the nVidia and Realtek drivers are installed together?


A:Realtek HD Audio Driver AND nVidia HD drivers?

My ASUS P7P55D-E PRO has both installed.
It appears on mine the Nvidia is for graphics card output for HDMI, built in monitor speakers, etc. from the graphics card.
The onboard audio is for the motherboard audio outputs which also would include front panel in/outputs if you have them on the case and wired to mobo.

So you need both if using now or in the future.

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Hi I've looked around for a fix for my problem, but could not find a solution, so sorry if I'm repeating a question. Okay so just recently upgraded my graphics card from.a gtx 460 to a gtx 560 Fermi, but had to go back to the 460 because my newer one broke a few days after I got it,, so when I put the 460 and put back in everything worked fine except my computer's audio jacks wouldn't work. My moniter's audio works though(nivida driver). So I tried reinstalling the drivers from realtek's site, gigabyte's site(my motherboard), and even cnet's version. All these downloads bring up their install screen and tell.me restart but their are no.changes to where they supposedly were installed , so the drivers weren't installed. Also this may not matter but when they install they extract the files, are these files supposed to go.to my program files? Sorry for the run on sentences.

Motherboard: gigabyte H67M-D2-B3(1.1)
CPU: Intel i5 2500
Graphics: gtx460

A:Realtek audio drivers pretend to install. How to fix?

Depending on the version of Realtek driver you are installing
The first time you install the driver, it uninstalls the older driver.
Then when you reboot, you must again run the driver install software.

The newer driver from Realtek do this automatically.

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  I have been trying desperately to uninstall DTS Sound from my laptop, but to no avail. DTS seems to have come preinstalled onto my computer. I have tried uninstalling the Realtek Audio driver as there is no DTS driver (like I said, preinstalled on the computer), and reinstalled just Realtek. When I do this, DTS automatically takes over once again. How can I seperate DTS from Realtek and then delete it completely? Thanks for the help!

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I'm trying to install the latest drivers audio drivers to fix a mic static problem I am having, but the driver after it hits this point the driver gets stuck installing leaving me without an audio driver.

A:Realtek Audio Drivers stuck installing

Are these drivers from ASUS, for your motherboard? or did you get the drivers somewhere else.

That may not be the issue with the mic static, although its a place to start.

Do a System Restore back to a date PRIOR to trying to install the new drivers. That will give you a "fresh start". Try installing them again. Install them "Run as Administrator" and see if that helps.

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So I'm working with an HP Compaq DC7700 Ultra Slim here, it has a mono onboard speaker. It runs Windows XP Professional 32 bit

I installed a Nvidia GT710 and the drivers for it, I forgot to uncheck the Nvidia audio drivers since i wouldnt be using HDMI and didnt need them anyway. This broke the realtek drivers already in the system.

So after removing everything audio related, and the nvidia drivers, i reinstalled the nvidia drivers without the nvidia audio.
Then went to install the realtek drivers again to get my onboard audio back.
Nothing seems to work, the drivers from HP dont work, the drivers directly from realtek dont work, their newest drivers dont work, a few different driver finder programs dont work, ive got nothing. I dont even get an audio mixer panel, opening it up in the control panel just shows "No Audio hardware"

I know its not a hardware issue, i still get the occasional beep from confirmation boxes and such.

I have no idea what to do about this, any help is appreciated, thank you.

A:Unable to Install Realtek Audio Drivers

Hi, and welcome to TSF.

You said that you uninstalled everything audio related but, to completely clean everything from the system usually requires a special tool.


Its named Display Driver Uninstaller but.......


Display Driver Uninstaller, or DDU, is a driver utility programs that allows you to remove all traces of NVIDIA, AMD, and INTEL display and audio drivers from Windows.

Maybe worth a try?

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Is it just me or did all versions of the P50's RealTek audio drivers for Win7 and Win10 64-bit disappear from the Lenovo Support site? Link: http://support.lenovo.com/ca/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-p-series-laptops/thinkpad-p50... I recall seeing a new audio driver for Win10 Redstone about a week ago, but ALL versions of the audio driver are no longer shown. Is anyone else seeing the same thing?

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Ok so I've had this problem before but now it doesn't seem to want to be fixed.

Windows Update installed Realtek audio drivers, which effectively disabled my sound altogether. Great. So I went looking for a fix. Apparently that fix is to download the Realtek '97 drivers, and install them, after uninstalling my previous driver. So I do that, but during the setup for the driver windows says it cannot verify the author blah blah blah, what's new? The problem is, when I click install anyway, it pauses for a minute or so and prompts me again.. I went through this little runaround about six times before I gave up. Any ideas?

A:Solved: Vista and Realtek audio drivers...

Run the exe as administrator and it could get through more likely.

Anyways. Go to motherboard/computer(if it's a factory-built box) manufacturer site and download latest audio drivers, not just any Realtek AC97 drivers some random person on teh intrawebs links to you. Then do the above.

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Can anyone direct me with a link to downloads for the latest drivers for this sound card?

A:Solved: Sound Drivers for Realtek AC'97 Audio

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Dell has posted THREE different versions of the Realtek HD Audio drivers all dated May 31, 2017.
*** Dell???  Have you NEVER HEARD OF QUALITY CONTROL CHECKS PRIOR TO POSTING NEW DRIVERS?!?!?  I've now spent an offensive amount of time downloading and installing these *** drivers multiple times.  You folks seriously need to step up your game!  (You staffers that read/speak English as a second language may need to look up that phrase.)
And to rub salt into the wound, checking Windows 10 Update History shows all three versions to be the same F'ing release numbers!!!!  C'mon Dell... really?!?!?!

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Ok so lets get started. This is my first post.Below described is my PC's rig
AMD FX6300
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3
Galaxy NVIDIA 630 2gb ddr3
4 gb ram and 500gb hdd

my problem is that I hear only one sided audio from my headphones when I connect the HD Audio pin on the board. And when I insert the AC'97 pin then I hear it opposite directions like the sound generating from left side is audible to the right side of the headphone. Also Realtek Hd drivers are not installing on my pc. I am currently using VIA drivers. Both my motherboard and cabinet's front panel supports HD Audio. I tried re installing the drivers and also tried removing graphic cards hd audio drivers but nothing helped me. Also checked the device manager. Please help me! and thanx for reading

A:Help needed in HD Audio and installing Realtek drivers.

First on the drivers. If you have VIA sound chip then you need VIA drivers. If you have RealTek sound chip then you need the RealTek drivers. According to Gigabyte this motherboard had RealTek audio.

I would suspect a wiring problem in your HD audio connection, if you only hear one side (assuming you are inserting the connector properly). Also with the AC97 issue, that also suggests a wiring or case headphone jack problem.

Do you get proper audio if you connect the headphones to the GREEN speaker jack on the rear? If you do that also suggests a problem with the front panel assembly or wiring.

One comment, I see you have Windows 7 64 bit. With only 4GB of RAM the 64 bit is not doing anything for you and in fact is hurting you as the 64 bit OS requires more memory than the 32 bit version.

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Hello guys.

well, first of all, i have read all of the threads related to microphone problems and i havent found mine.

i have bought a new computer and here are the details:
Windows XP SP2
Intel pentium Dual core 2.GHz
2.00GB ram
I have turned all my audio hardware connections in my back rears (My columns, my headphones and my microphone)
When i plugged my microphone, it detected as Mic IN and it goes for INPUT connections:
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Sorry, but im portuguese^^ And i just put some english stuff to understand =)

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The problem is: When i talk to someone in any program (MSN,Ventrilo,etc....) that person/people listens to everything instead of my voice.
I'm going to be more clear...the person that im talking to in any voice chat program, listens to: -Every music/sounds that i do in my computer (ex: deleting file to trash sounds, even music is going in windows media player, the sounds when i click in my foulders,etc...)
-Listens to himself, i mean, when he talks, he is listenning to his own voice.
And when i talk, he listen really quiet.

Thanx in advance^^

A:Realtek HD audio drivers microphone problem:

Woah, not a bad translation! Hope you can understand my response. . .

It sounds like your .wav out is being redirected to your recording line, instead of the microphone. Try this:

Open Volume Control (Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> Entertainment -> Volume Control)
Switch to "Record" mode (Options -> Properties -> Adjust Volume For; select Recording, make sure Microphone is checked, then click "ok")
Select "Microphone"
Test your apps

Hopefully this'll help...

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First post, didn't really know whether to post in an existing thread, but I searched and didn't find anything. Please merge/delete as see fit.

I recently installed the Windows 7 beta, and it's great. There's something bugging me though; after installing the latest Realtek HD audio drivers for Vista (v 2.17) I can't have two sound outputs anymore. I want to run the same sound through my headphones and my speakers, but only the Front Speaker out port works, so I can't have both plugged in at the same time. This worked fine under XP, but I just don't get the new audio manager. Is there a way to make two ports work at the same time, and if so, what am I doing wrong?

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Does Realtek provide bluetooth audio drivers for Windows 7 ??

A:Realtek Bluetooth Audio Drivers for Windows 7

Take a look here.
Latest Realtek HD Audio Driver Version

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