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realtek audio manager screen

Discussion in 'Windows - Software discussion' started by rtrg, Dec 29, 2018.

  1. rtrg

    rtrg Regular member

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    I tried to use a usb sound card that is plug and play. no drivers needed nor does it come with a cd. it does not work in any usb port even though it is being powered. all 10 ports are enabled and the realtek driver is working. the REALtek hd audio manager screen is missing. I tried to download it but failed. the "run" dialog after extracting does not appear. the overall volume is now lower. all volume sliders are at 100%. before the sound card I had the sliders set to 60 to 80%, more than enough. any higher produced clipping. i suspect the manager had something to do with allowing a lower slider setting. how do I download the manager as a separate app? for HP elite 8000 cmt, win 7 pro 32 bit. At present tv volume needs to be increased to compensate. I am using a pc to tv converter. the audio comes from the line out jack. the small amp connected to the same line out is not effected. solutions please?
     
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    Did you look in control panel for the Realtek manager icon? Did you look in control panel "sound" to see which item is defaulted for audio?
     
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    yes and yes. no icon in any list. only indication of its presence is in the volume dialog. installation of the manager as a stand alone also failed 3 times.
     
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    Have you tried uninstalling from device manager? If not open device manager, look up all of your audio devices, right click and uninstall them, reboot and let them be reinstalled.
     
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    no i will try that
     
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    2nd attempt. tried again and still no manager. tried to install as a stand alone app. no success. I still am living without it. I tried rolling back to an earlier time/state when it WAS there. no success yet again. the only other thing I can think of is a fresh OS install. perhaps it will turn up then. 3 hours of work to reinstall my many apps. is there a setting in the bios that needs to be changed?
     
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    Take care that the fault is not in the USB sound card. Have you tried the unit on another PC? On some computers an error like that can be caused by a default setting in the bios. If you have an onboard built in audio unit that was there before you purchased your USB unit then there could be a hardware conflict. This is something that is harmless to try as long as you remember your settings. Boot into bios and search for your onboard card, and then disable it, save and then boot back into windows and try again. I can't be more specific because each system biod is quite different.
     
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    tried that on a pair of desktops. Both needed a fresh os install for different reasons. both now show the same fault. even if I had a desktop that displayed the audio manager that would not tell me why. if I did a fresh os install on #3 that would in all likely hood would revert to the same fault telling me nothing. HP was of no help. all bios settings are correct. perhaps you can recommend an open source as in FREE volume booster for win 7 that will allow volume to be raised beyond systems max. that is one of the managers function. all I can find is shareware, trial, or paid versions for a system wide booster. any help welcome.
     
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    Perhaps I'm not entirely clear on what it is you're trying to do. Your onboard realtek output should be adequate for output all on its own. It's not designed to amplify anything which is why you need a set of amplified speakers for playback. So unless your onboard unit is defective then you really don't need anything else. If it is defective then you should be looking for a complete sound card that ideally has a PCIe port. I know USB units exist but I would never purchase one. If you don't have a free PCIe port then look to see if you have standard PCI port free. Here is an example.

    https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...NE&IsNodeId=1&N=100161258 600011977 600011982
     

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