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How do I fix the realtek audio driver?

Alton Alexander
By Alton AlexanderUpdated on June 3rd, 2022

A realtek audio driver is a type of software that helps your computer communicate with audio devices. This error code happens when there is a problem with the driver.

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1. Download and install the latest Realtek audio driver from the Realtek website

To download the latest Realtek audio driver:

  1. Go to the Realtek website and click on the "Downloads" tab.
  2. On the "Downloads" tab, click on the "Drivers and Software" category.
  3. On the "Drivers and Software" category page, click on the "Realtek Audio" link.
  4. On the "Realtek Audio" page, click on the "Download" button.
  5. On the "Download" page, click on the "Windows" button.
  6. On the "Windows" button page, click on the "Save" button.
  7. On the "Save" page, click on the "Save As" button.
  8. On the "Save As" page, type "Driver" in the "File name" box and click on the "Save" button.
  9. Click on the "Close" button.
  10. Double-click on the "Driver" file that you have just saved to open it.
  11. Click on the "Install" button.
  12. Click on the "Open" button.
  13. Click on the "OK" button.
  14. Restart your computer.
  15. After restarting your computer, check if the realtek audio driver issue has been resolved.

2. If the problem persists, try uninstalling and reinstalling the audio driver

  1. Uninstall the audio driver by going to Control Panel > System and Security > Hardware and Sound > Uninstall a device.
  2. Go to the website of the audio driver manufacturer and download the latest driver for your computer.
  3. Install the driver by following the instructions that come with the driver.
  4. Try reinstalling the audio driver if the problem persists.

3. If the problem still persists, try updating the audio driver through Device Manager

If the problem still persists, try updating the audio driver through Device Manager in order to fix the problem.

  1. Open Device Manager.
  2. Under Sound, Video and Gaming Controllers, find the audio driver for your computer.
  3. Right-click the driver and select Update.
  4. If the driver is not updated, you may need to uninstall and reinstall the audio driver.

Still not working? maybe try one of these options:

  1. If the problem continues, try restoring the system to a previous point when the audio was working properly.
  2. If all of the above fails, you may need to contact Realtek for further assistance.