Fixing Realtek audio manager not opening

Fixing: Realtek audio manager not opening

How many of you are fond of songs??

I’m sure many so for many things you need audio player in your day to day life and you even need a manager to manage the app right? sometimes you get error message like audio manager not opening etc.In this article we will tell you how to fix the realtek audio manager not opening error.

What is realtek?

Realtek is a one of the most common audio solution for many of the OEM pc brands.Realtek is usually a simple platform for deliver quality sound/audio solutions to consumers.

If you have realtek audio drivers installed over your system then your systems then you must have realtek auto managers in your systems too. Realtek mangers provide different sound settings of the audio. Sometimes you are unable to open the audio manager well, this problem can arise with anyone .however major victims are those who have bought the new computer or installed windows in their systems.what happens is you are unable to find your realtek manager in the system it’s not visible and also won’t appear in the tray or control panel or even in task manager. For some it may appear in any of these but are unable to open it.

So what do you think who is the culprit? Audio Manager Issue?

No. the most common culprit behind this is the drivers .if your drivers are corrupted are not installed properly then only the realtek audio manager can behave like this.

Now, let’s start with the solutions for the realtek audio manger not opening problem.

Wait Wait! first let us try some trick before using the methods maybe this could help you .

You know, sometimes the issue may arise because of Windows and Microsoft releases new updates every month with various little fixes. So you should make sure that you have installed all the updates. So,if you are done with the updation reboot your system and check if the problem is solved or not.

As I told the realtek audio manager won’t be visible in your system so if you want to locate your realtek audio manager then you need to follow these steps below:

  • Locating realtek audio manager
  1. By holding the windows key together press R.
  2. You need to Type C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\ and then press Enter key.
  3. Now find the file exe and double click on it.
  4. This should open the audio manager for you .if it really works for you then give a right click on exe file and create a shortcut for it.

This shortcut thing will help you to run the manager easily.

Now , let’s start with the 1st method.

  • Uninstalling and again reinstalling the audio drivers

The problem is mainly concerned with the faulty or corrupted drivers so we need to uninstall and letting windows to reinstall.


  1. Keep a hold on windows key and press R.
  2. Type devmgmt.msc and press Enter.
  3. Now search and double click on sound, video and game controllers.
  4. Give a right click on realtek high definition audio device
  5. Select the uninstall option and confirm all the additional prompts if shown.
  6. Now if you’re done with unistalling work , click action from the top menu bar.
  7. Now go for scanning of hardware changes.

So I hope this should fix your issue and reinstall the drivers.

Once, uninstalling is done you need to reboot your system and check if problem is fixed or not.

  • Repairing realtek audio manager

Repairing the realtek audio manger from the control panel also solves the issue.



  1. Press windows key along with it also press R.
  2. You need to Type appwiz.cpl and press Enter.
  3. Find the realtek audio manger and select it.
  4. Click on the repair option and follow the instructions as mentioned in your blue screen. if you are unable to find the repair option then click on uninstall button. A new window will open then and you will witness

a repair option there. Go for it and then click on next.

Once the procedures are followed correctly you are done and the manager is repaired.

Let’s see another method

  • Microsoft troubleshooters

Microsoft itself provide troubleshooters to fix small issues well yes these troubleshoots are not much efficient are taking more time for the fixers of any issue faced.try to run these audio and their drivers related troubleshoots and check if it could help.


  1. Hold windows key along with it press R.
  2. Now type control.exe /name Microsoft.Troubleshooting and press Enter on the run box.
  3. Choose hardware and sound.
  4. Now, select hardware and devices.
  5. Search for advanced option and click on it.
  6. Now click on apply repairs automatically.
  7. Click next option and follow if any on-screen instructions are provided.

I hope it helped you in resolving the issue.

  • Update the drivers

For any software/application to work properly you need to keep it updated . This downloading and installing the latest drivers of realtek has helped many users in resolving the issue.

Here are the steps you need to follow:


  1. Go to and then selct the high definition audio codecs(software) option from it.
  2. Check for the option to accept the download that is “I accept to the above”.
  3. Go to next option
  4. Now download the drivers which are suitable for your windows version.
  5. Once the downloading part is over double click on to the file to run and then follow the instructions provided on the screen.

The problem must have vanished after the successful installation of drivers.

  • Roll back drivers

If you are facing this issue after you have updated the drivers then you need to check this section. A lot of time the newer version has more bugs which cause these types of issue. The steps for rolling back are given below.


  1. Hold onto Windows key and then press R.
  2. A run box will open, Type devmgmt.msc and press Enter.
  3. Find and then double click on sound, video, game controllers.
  4. Give a double click on your sound card driver.
  5. Now, select the driver tab and keep it open for a while.
  6. Click on the button roll back drivers and then follow-up the onscreen instructions. If this option is not working for you then my friend the only option you left is with uninstalling the driver and the let the windows install the driver automatically(for this refer method 1).

Still stuck with the issue okay let’s check one more solution for it.

  • Installing the drivers from the available drivers

if none of the above method worked for you go for this one and try it.

There is a option in the device manager that helps you in installing the drivers in this list. Follow the steps to install:

  1. Hold onto Windows key and then press R.
  2. A run box will open, Type devmgmt.msc and press Enter.
  3. Find and then double click on sound, video, game controllers.
  4. Give a click on realtek high definition audio device
  5. Select for update driver software.
  6. Go and select browse my computer as you need to move for driver software.
  7. Choose let me pick from the list of the available drivers of your pc.
  8. Select Realtek High Definition Audio form there and click on  Next option. Follow all the additional on-screen instructions provided.Once done, reboot.

Hopefully I believe now your problem is fixed and you are able to open realtek audio manger and also you got the whole idea about realtek what it is how it is operated and also other different settings related to it.

“To solve any problem just be in positive attitude and think beyond your box”.

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