Realtek tip hints solutions problems securityhole

i googled (google can be your friend)

lots of complaints about audio on win7 and vista
a few on xp but they seem more realtek oriented

IF the tip you need is not below
try googling with specifics of your problem and system info
(use the little “i” at the bottom of the realtek page for your driver codec etc)

use xp not vista or win7 if you can
if you must use son_of_bob or his cousin
make sure you have the right drivers

no matter what you are using
dl the latest realtek drivers!!!

Use your pc mfgr eg dell
or the realtek site
squidoo below has links to dls too

use the realtek control page to set everything
echo everything on every ms control page too
max all volumes and unmute all not in use in those panels
then use audacity to control what you do


Microsoft is aware of problems with Realtek’s audio software. … is applied and Windows may display an error message, the company said. … has spotted hundreds of Web sites that try to use the bug to compromise PCs, …


Click to launch the Audio Wizard at their page

General Information:

  • Determine your board’s audio solution
  • Determine your audio driver version
  • Where to find the latest audio drivers
  • Audio standards: AC’97 and HD audio
  • Audio control software
  • CD-IN connector no longer required
  • Using S/PDIF (Optical)
  • Configuring 2-Channel audio
  • Configuring 6-Channel audio
  • Configuring 8-Channel audio
  • Configuring front panel audio
  • Installing add-in audio cards
  • 32-bit playback and recording
  • Enabling multistreaming playback


  • Audio drivers fail to install
  • Some speakers don’t play
  • No sound output to speakers or headphones
  • Sound is distorted or scratchy
  • Microphone does not work
  • Problems with Intel® Audio Studio in Windows* 2000
  • Audio driver installation issue with Windows* XP 64-Bit Edition
  • AC’97 front panel audio does not work with onboard HD audio
  • Audio does not work with Windows Vista Service Pack 1

Determine Your Board’s Audio Solution
Intel® Desktop Boards use one of three audio solutions, depending on desktop board model:

  • Realtek*
  • IDT* (formerly Sigmatel*)
  • ADI* (SoundMAX*)


Problem: You don’t have any sound coming out of your speakers or headphones? Think you might have a problem with your Realtek HD audio driver?
Are you getting an error message that says: Realtek High Definition Audio driver is corrupt or missing:
"Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)"Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
No sound and using Realtek drivers on Windows Vista, XP or Windows 7 machine?
Find out what to do below…

Realtek High Definition Audio problem on Windows Vista - Windows Well if you are ordinary “windows clicker” you will notice mistakes. If you can do more, …

Realtek High definition Audio Problem - Audio - Desktops
Not too many with hd audio maybe, but plenty related to AC97 codecs … best of us like other opinons to problems that we havent trouble … Regarding Realtek high definition driver problem and jack setup, WinXP, WinMCE ……/601129.html

[Solved] Realtek HD Audio Manager - Sound-Cards - CPU-Components
7 posts - 5 authors - Last post: Nov 29, 2009
I started my other com, where I too use realtek hd audio. … Re: The problem is that all my jacks in the manager are greyed out … when you launch the Realtek HD Audio Manager, plus I’m assuming other bugs are fixed. … › … ›

Realtek HD Audio PROBLEM!!! - Tech Support Forum
12 posts - 3 authors - Last post: Nov 28, 2008
Realtek HD Audio output. AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+ DirectX 9.0c. My Problem: Left sound seems to be disabled … › … › Windows XP Support -

Windows 7 :: Realtek HD Audio Problem With The Software Support
Realtek HD Audio Enhancements Error It’s been about 2 years since I last had this … I am having trouble with my audio drivers (Via HD Audio Deck), … Since I installed Windows 7, I’ve been experienced about six very annoying bugs. …

[#SCW-323] Realtek HD Audio Drivers and Skype volume / Mic issues …
Type: Bug Report. Status: Resolved. Resolution: Fixed. Priority: Default. Assignee: Raul Liive … Well, I’m having some problems with my Realtek HD audio. … -

Realtek HD Audio device
I encountered some sound problem and then I uninstall the Realtek HD Audio from Add/Remove Programs. … of various hardware configurations to test for bugs and stability, … I continually get an Error Code 10 - Device Cannot Start. ……/dd309773-6bb6-4311-8d9f-28d848bca4f8 - 12 hours ago

Realtek High Definition Audio Codecs for Windows Free Download and …
71 posts - 41 authors - Last post: 4 days ago
I have been writing to Realtek since 2.32 about a bug on Windows XP 32 with SPDIF … Realtek HD Audio Driver support all of Realtek HD Audio Codec . … So far I’m having no problems with 2.25 (or is it 2.55? … I am having trouble with an install and subsequent instabilities of 225. …… …

Windows cursor patch causing trouble - CNET News
Microsoft broke with its monthly patch cycle Tuesday to repair a bug in the … The audio problem occurs on Windows XP PCs that have the Realtek HD Audio … patch is applied and Windows may display an error message, the company said. … -

your problem has probably been solved already
google with details to see