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Windows 7: Realtek Audio Control Panel wont open

22 Feb 2013   #11

Win7 home premium x64

I just wanted to say thanks, and give a bump to this thread in case anybody else runs into this problem. My problem was a little different. Any time I tried to open the Realtek Audio Manager, it would crash, and give two popups saying Realtek Audio Manager has closed. My SPDIF output was also disabled in my control panel, and every startup, I got the RunDll32 has stopped working message. So I did as FyreFiend did. Uninstalled Realtek Audio from the control panel (Uninstall a program), reboot. Used the Soundblaster Disk that came with my Dell for full install, reboot. Then installed the Realtek driver from my driver disk from dell, reboot. Boom! Everything is working and I'm rocking out with my SPDIF Optical out, and have full access to my audio software (Soundblaster/Realtek/Waves).

My issue was caused by my restoring my computer to "factory settings", and I guess I didn't think about the Soundblaster disk. Thank goodness I kept it!

Anyways, thanks for a great FIX thread!


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01 Aug 2017   #12

windows 10 32 bit
realtek audio manager not opening in windows 10

first install the the realtek audio driver version 2.73 which will definetely have the audio manager in control panel. then download the latest version. open the device manager. in sound right click on realtek high definition audio and click on update driver, select "browse my computer for driver software" then browse the folder containing lastest driver and click on next button which will update the latest audio driver. after updation you can see the realtek audio manager in control panel.
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