Realtek HD Audio Manager is an easy tool to control sound play on Windows 10 desktop or laptop. Some Windows users said that their Realtek HD Audio Manager icon can’t be four on the taskbar and they can’t get access to the sound control.
Some users noticed this issue after the audio card driver change thus after the Windows 10 upgrade or update, examples of the update include, Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Windows 10 Creators Update, or Windows 10 Annniversary Update. If you can’t access Realtek HD Audio Manager via the notification area/system tray/taskbar, you need to work on your Windows 10 to activate it back.
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There are two basic ways to do this, follow the steps on how to use each process below!.
Method 1. Enable Realtek HD Audio Manager Startup in Windows 10 Task Manager
To restore the Realtek HD Audio Manager icon to the system by enabling the startup in Task Manager.
Step 1. shortcut keys Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
Step 2. Select the Startup tab.
Step 3. If the Status of Realtek HD Audio Manager is Disable, you can right-click it and select the Enable.
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Then restart the computer and log in your Windows 10 Fall Creator Update/Creators Update/Annniversary Update.
You’ll see the icon shows up on the taskbar. If this fails to work then the realtek manager is not in your system , method 2 may help!
Method 2. Reinstall Realtek HD Audio Driver for Windows 10
Improperly configured realtek HD manager my cause sound related issues on your systems, use Driver Talent to reinstall the best-matched Realtek audio driver to make the Realtek High Definition Audio Manager available on your system.
How to go about it
Step 1. Scan Windows 10 for Faulty Audio Driver
Launch and delete them all.
Step 2. Reinstall Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
Navigate to the audio driver. Select the best-matched driver version from the drop-down menu. (You can also choose the latest or the stable driver.) Then click the Reinstall button. Driver Talent will automatically download and install the driver.
Step 3. Reboot to Get back the Realtek HD Audio Manager Icon
After the driver installation, perform a restart to make the newly installed audio driver take effect.