If you’re using Realtek audio codecs, you might face some problems with the ‘control board’ of your codecs, Realtek Audio Manager. Many various factors can cause your Realtek Audio Manager to stop working, but we have analyzed reports of users from
Check for drivers
First thing first, check if your drivers are up to date! This is probably the first thing anyone would tell you to do, and in most cases it really helps. But don’t worry if you don’t know how to do it, here is the exact solution, step by step:
- Go to device manager
- Go to Audio Inputs and Outputs and find your audio device
- Double-click on your audio device and go to Drivers tab
- Go to Update Driver and if your driver is not up to date, your computer will update it, otherwise your driver version will stay the same
We often forget to update our drivers and that may cause a lot of confusion not only with our Realtek Audio Manager, but with any other software or utility of our PC, but once we update our drivers, many problems are solved. In case updating your drivers didn’t help, then try some of these other solutions, listed below.
auto pop dialog box
If re-installing and updating your audio drivers didn’t solve the issue, then your problem is not related to drivers. Another commonly reported problem by users is the problem with the auto pop dialog box. This problem has a very simple solution, but in case you’re little bit confused, here is an exact solution:
- Open Control Panel then click on RealTek HD Audio Manager, after that, select Speakers in the window that opened.
- In the right hand column, under digital or analog (depends on your settings), you’ll spot small circles which represent your microphone and headphone inputs.
- If nothing is plugged in both circles will be grey and unavailable, so plug in your headphones if they are not already there.
- After plugging in your headphones, circles won’t be grey anymore, which means that your headphones are working
- Right click and select “Connector Retasking” You’ll get a dialogue box pop up that says “The current connected device is”, Select “Headphones”.
- You will also see “Enable auto pop up dialog when device has been plugged in” check the box next to it and click OK.
- Your speakers should now cut out when your headphones are plugged in and you will get a dialogue box allowing you to change the setting should you wish.
If nothing of previous methods helped you, than one of the possible solutions System restore. You maybe accidentally deleted some important file for your Audio Manager, or you made some other kind of unconditional mistake, so System restore appears as a reasonable solution. To perform System Restore click the Start button, in the search box type System Restore, and then, in the list of results, click System Restore. After that, follow instructions in the installation wizard to choose a restore point and restore your system. Remember to create a backup of your data before you perform System restore.
Realtek HD Audio Manager Has Stopped Working: Plugged and Unplugged Problem
If you’re using Realtek HD Audio card with front and back panel jack, and you’re getting a plugged and unplagged device error, here’s a solution for you. This problem causes your audio to stop working constantly, even if your headphones are plugged in your jack panel. Solving of this problem is a bit tricky, but many users have reported that it solved their problems.
- Go to Start > Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Realtek HD Audio Manager
- Deactive plugged and unplugged notification by uncheck “display icon in notification area” option and click “OK”.
- Click on yellow icon.
- Disable front panel jack detection and auto popup dialog.
- Click on “Device Advanced Settings”.
- Select option just like in the screenshot below and click on “OK”
- Open Speaker tab, then click on the active back panel speaker icon, set it as default device.
- If you plug your microphone on back panel, open microphone tab and click on the active microphone icon then set it as default.
- your Realtek HD Audio card plugged and unplugged problem has been solved.