Question Realtek HD Audio Manager not opening Windows 10 after I uninstalled and reinstalled the driver

Jul 31, 2022
So I had some issues with Bluetooth headset though it's not really related to Realtek driver and audio jacks.
Anyway I uninstalled and reinstalled the Realtek driver from

64bits Vista, Windows7, Windows8, Windows8.1, Windows10 Driver only (Executable file)..R2.822017/07/26258 MB

It was installed successfully but now Realtek HD Audio Manager won't start, and it's not visible at control panel, and at taskbar.

I tried this solution

I updated and selected the Realtek driver from available on system (exactly like the author of solution wrote), it installed ok and suggested rebooting, I did, but still nothing changed.

Any other methods?

Mb I need another version of it? I don't remember which I had. But that one worked on this system.

This is important because I need to change settings for audio jacks of front panel at Realtek HD Audio Manager, to make them work, change from HD to "something legacy" (don't remember exactly how it is called).
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Welcome to the forums, newcomer!

Make and model of the motherboard in question? BIOS version for said motherboard? Version(not edition) of the OS(since you posted this thread in the Windows 10 section)?

You can find the answers to the first two questions, using CPU-Z. The answer to the last question is via System, if you right click on Start.


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