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Sarah Neumann Apr 18, 2005, 03:26am EDT Report Abuse
Hello, I can't recall what exactly I was thinking of but by accident I deleted all the realtek sound manager files. I have tryed to google to find help (or download possibility) so far without success. Does anyone have an idea?
And: Oh, yes I am a complete amateur when it gets beyond average user knowledge.


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SiB Apr 19, 2005, 06:30pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: realtek sound manager
You can try,

And install the automatic installation
Or you could have a realtek 97 sound card try:

If not you will have to look around on:

Hope this helps :)

bernadette jones Mar 18, 2008, 04:24pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: realtek sound manager
the same has happened to me and I tried the automatic download and nothing happened.

my sound is completely gone and I really need it back asap.

could you think if anymore links?

Vanessa Torre Jun 02, 2008, 02:14am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: realtek sound manager
i just did it go to put 'AC97 driver' in the search box

whats below should be the first one matching 'AC97 driver'

Realtek AC'97 WDM Driver (Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/2003) A4.04 (02/01/2008)
Update your embedded sound from Realtek to the latest AC'97 codec.

Added: 03/28/2008

CURTIS DEON burton Aug 22, 2009, 05:31pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: realtek sound manager
I had realtek sound manger and I deleted the file by mistake. I have no sound coming from my PC speakers. What should I do to get my sound back? I have windowsXP. Please respone ASAP.

Sara R Aug 26, 2009, 08:27am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: realtek sound manager
I didn't delet the realtek sound manager , but I don't have it from the biggning .. and i never have a sound
my laptop is new !!!

it was work firstevly with just headphons but now ..
even the headphons dosn't work !
what do you think i suppost to do ??

angryhippy Aug 26, 2009, 01:07pm EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: realtek sound manager
Just a wild guess here, but maybe this might help:

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>> Re: realtek sound manager
The previous post almost seemed like a joke. Lol

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Jasminka Feb 23, 2011, 02:13pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: realtek sound manager

Please help me!!!
By mistake I deleted my Realtek Sound Menager. No sound on my PC :( what can I do? Can you help me, please?!

Thank you

Meats_Of_Evil Feb 23, 2011, 02:44pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: realtek sound manager
Just download the drivers from Realtek and that should fix the sound issue.

Everything I write is Sarcasm.
Jasminka Feb 23, 2011, 03:31pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: realtek sound manager
I just finished instaling ,,as you said, butt still no sound.....InstallShield Wizard finished....I restarted PC as requierd...nothing

john albrich Feb 23, 2011, 04:25pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: realtek sound manager

Did the little Realtek symbol appear in the system tray (usu lower right corner) or as a gadget or anything?

If so, you need to enter that and define your speaker setup, and then how your speaker jacks are assigned to the outputs.

It may depend on the motherboard, but on mine when I change speaker configurations, I SOMETIMES have to UNPLUG the speakers and then re-plug them to get the sound setup program to recognize them. It isn't consistent. Sometimes I can configure them without unplugging and replugging, and other times I can leave them plugged in and just switch which speaker is assigned to which output.

There's also a sound test module under the "Audio I/O" tab in the sound manager.

Jasminka Feb 24, 2011, 03:13am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: realtek sound manager
Hi there!

Thanks for your answer John!
I downloaded from Realtek as Meat_of Evil told me to. When finished ( I plaaced it under my music files) I click to shows to finish....nothing
no Icon no symbol in system try or else where...
please help me :)

john albrich Feb 24, 2011, 05:11am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: realtek sound manager

I would have downloaded all the Realtek drivers and support programs from the motherboard manufacturer website. They can be mobo-specific, or provide enhanced features only if downloaded from the mobo manufacturer.

If you want to go that route, then remove the drivers you installed (or go back to a prior restore point (but review what going back to a prior restore point may do to other programs or data/settings. If this problem is all you've been working on then it shouldn't be a problem going back to a date before you re-installed the drivers downloaded from Realtek)). I advise making a system partition backup using Macrium Reflect Free Edition or DriveImageXML before doing so. Both freeware programs may be found at and other download websites.

You should also end up with this program (or similar), which I believe is the HD audio control panel.
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\Drivers\WDM\RTHDCPL.exe
On my version there is a "radio button" that must be selected to have it show up in the system tray (although that should be the default upon installation).

Jasminka Feb 24, 2011, 05:47am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: realtek sound manager
Oh boy!!!
I am a total amateur with a little knowledge about PC most things you wrote is like SF to me :)
I dont have a jounger person here that might help me so I`m afraid i have to call someone and let him do all needed to have sounds back.
Thank you so much John...but alone I can`t do much

Jasminka Feb 27, 2011, 04:49am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: realtek sound manager

I just went to and downloaded AC works!!!!

Sounds are back :)
:cool: :D

Jasminka Feb 27, 2011, 04:50am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: realtek sound manager

I just went to and downloaded AC works!!!!

Sounds are back :)
:cool: :D

john albrich Feb 27, 2011, 05:02am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: realtek sound manager

That's great news. I hope it does what you need it to do.

But if you need /expect HD audio (don't know the details of your setup...which I really should have asked for earlier) I think AC 97 won't provide it. I had assumed you were using HD audio (e.g. for Blu-ray, and other high-definition video/audio sources).

There's also a difference between AC97 and HD front panel connectors, in case you were using those. That might also cause what seem like audio driver issues and might be why AC97 works when Realtek didn't.



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