Realtek HD audio driver is a commonly used audio driver on Windows. Some users are reporting that the Realtek HD audio manager is not working or showing on Windows 11/10. If you face this issue, then this post will help you.
Realtek HD audio driver helps us play audio on our Windows PC. Imagine that you are playing an audio clip and you are unable to hear anything. The speakers are working fine, the audio is playing fine. We try to fix it by increasing or decreasing volume and troubleshooting the Realtek audio driver. What if you cannot find the Realtek HD audio driver in the Device Manager? How can you fix it? Let’s see the ways to fix the issue.
Realtek HD Audio Manager not showing up in Device Manager
If the Realtek HD Audio Manager is not working, showing, or missing from the Device Manager in Windows 11 or Windows 10, you can fix the issue using the following methods.
- Update the Realtek HD audio driver
- Show hidden devices
- Add legacy hardware
- Reinstall the drivers
- Reset BIOS to default
Let’s get into the details of each method.
1] Update the Realtek HD audio driver
If the Realtek HD Audio Manager is not working on your PC, it might be due to outdated drivers or missing files. The first fix you should try is to update the Realtek HD audio drivers in the Device Manager. Also, check for Windows Updates in the Settings app using which we can update the drivers automatically.
2] Show hidden devices
If you are not seeing the Realtek HD Audio Manager, there are chances that the Realtek HD Audio Manager or the devices associated with it are hidden by mistake. You have to select the option to show hidden devices in the Device Manager. The devices that are hidden will be visible and you might find the Realtek HD Audio Manager in them.
3] Add legacy hardware
If the Realtek HD Audio Manager is missing from the Device Manager, you can fix it using the feature to Add legacy hardware. Open Device Manager on your PC and select Sound, video and game controllers. Then, click on Action in the menu bar and select Add legacy hardware.
Then follow the on-screen instructions and select Search for and install the hardware automatically (Recommended) and follow the steps and install the device manually.
This can fix the issue you are having with Realtek HD Audio Manager.
4] Reinstall the drivers
If the issue is still not fixed, you have to uninstall the Realtek HD audio driver and reinstall it manually to fix the issue. It will fix the issue and you can easily play audio using the Realtek HD audio devices.
5] Reset BIOS to default
Sometimes, the changes that you make or occur in the BIOS settings might affect the devices that you use on your PC. The only way to fix the issues that occur on that instance is to reset the BIOS to default. After that, you will be able to use Realtek HD Audio Manager without any issue.
Why is my Realtek not showing in Device Manager?
There might be a lot of causes for the Realtek devices to not show in the Device Manager. The devices might be hidden, or the drivers are outdated or corrupted, or some settings in BIOS affected it. You can fix the issue easily using the above methods.
Realtek HD audio manager “No driver was supported in this driver package” issue
When you see the “No driver was supported in this driver package” error while trying to use the Realtek HD audio manager, you have to update the drivers or reinstall them if necessary to install the right drivers for your PC.
Related read: How to use Realtek HD Audio Manager to boost PC Sound.