By default, the Realtek Audio Manager is installed with all Windows 10 operating systems. However, sometimes due to certain issues, many users have reported that they are not able to access the Audio manager and thus find it difficult to download or reinstall the same manually. In this article we’ll tell you how to do so in a simple manner.
Method 1: Repairing the Realtek Audio Manager using the Windows Installation Media
Step 1: Insert your Windows 10 installation or recovery media into your computer. You can find it by inserting your original Operating system disk into the disk tray, or connect your USB drive containing the .iso file for installation.
Step 2 : Boot from it by changing the BIOS settings, or simply by pressing a designated key while booting up.
Step 3: On the main screen go to Repair Your Computer tab and select Troubleshoot option.
Step 4: From the troubleshoot menu, click on Advanced Options.
Step 5: In the Advanced options window, click on the “Command Prompt” link.
Step 6: The Command Prompt window will open up now. Type in the following command and press Enter :
This will initiate the process of downloading, verifying, extracting files for repairing the install image. Once it’s done, it will automatically start the repair of your Windows 10 operating system.
Method 2: Repairing the Realtek Audio Manager using the Reinstall Tool application provided by Microsoft
Step 1: Go to Microsoft support site and download the “Reinstall Tool” (yes, seriously) on another computer that’s working.
Step 2: Now from the Windows 10 computer that is not working, open File Explorer and go to Downloads folder where you’ll find the installer file of Reinstall tool. Right-click on it and select “Extract All” option.
Step 3: Extracting will create a new folder with the same name as of the compressed file downloaded in Step 1. Go to that folder and copy all its contents, paste them into the Downloads folder of the faulty Windows 10 computer.
Step 4: Press “Win + R” keys together to open Run dialog box and type in “control”, select OK option. This will open Control Panel in your Windows 10 computer where you’ll find “Uninstall a Program” option.
Step 5: In this list, select “Reinstall Tool” application and choose “Repair”. The tool will start repairing your Windows 10 operating system automatically.
Method 3: Manual Installation of Realtek Audio Drivers
Step 1: Go to the manufacturer site for Realtek audio drivers from where you can download the latest version of your audio device. In this example, we are using the Realtek HD Audio Manager.
Step 2: Once you get to its product page, select “Download” tab on top and then select OS for which you want to install it. Clicking on “OS” will take you a drop-down list of operating systems for the PC. Select your OS and click on “Download Now” button below to initiate download. (Note: The Tool will download automatically)
Step 3: Once it’s downloaded, go to My Computer > Local Disk (C:) > Windows folder > SoftwareDistribution > DataStore folder. Open all the folders present inside DataStore until you find the folder with name “Download” and delete it.
Step 4: Now search for C: > Windows > System32 folder and look for a Program named “SysInfoToolsDriverPkg”. Right-click on this program and choose to run it as Administrator. It will launch a command prompt window where you have to type in a single command and press enter.
Step 5: In the command prompt window, type “audiodg.exe /async” and press Enter followed by Enter again to run it. This will open the Audio Device Graph Isolation process on your Windows 10 PC. It might take some time but wait for it to finish.
Step 6: Once the process is completed, restart your computer and boot into Windows 10 normally to check if the issue still persists. If it does then repeat this method once again until you successfully install Realtek HD Audio Manager on your Windows 10 PC.