Solved Realtek Audio Manager not opening

JtLK

New Member
Thanks to these forums I got the drivers up to date (realtek HD audio driver) and finally the Realtek Audio Manager appeared on the control panel.
I thought my problem was solved but when I click that shortcut it runs RtHDVCpl.exe but the manager doesn't open.
The process is running but no window opens.

Any idea why that's happening?
Or how I can access the darn thing?

I'm afraid I've gone as far as my searching ability can take me
 

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Yard Dog

Vista Guru
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Hello, are you using an Admin account ? If so, make a new one and try that one , also, are you right clicking it ?
 

My Computer

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    AMD Athlon 64 LE-1640
    Motherboard
    eMachines MCP61PM-GM (Socket AM2 )
    Memory
    2.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 387MHz (6-6-6-18)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Acer E181H ([email protected]) 128MB GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name Acer E181H on NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
    Screen Resolution
    1280x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    ST316081 5AS SCSI Disk Device
    PSU
    MCP61PM-GM 9000 NVIDIA Chipset Model MCP61 Chipset Revisio
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    Tower
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    PS/2 Compatible Mouse
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    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
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JtLK

New Member
Only have one user account on my pc, I think it counts as an admin account since I can run things as admin and acess pretty much anything on the pc

Figured it out
Kind of weird :confused:
The process that shortcut runs is the file RtHDVCpl.exe in the Windows folder (clicked open file location in the task manager). And that file was an outdated one, replaced it with the new file from C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA and it works now

Now I just have to deal with the crushing despair from finding out the Realtek Audio Manager doesn't see anything but the HDMI output, guess it's more google on that.

Guess I should mark this as solved
 

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Yard Dog

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Well, glad you figured this out , strange that your file was outdated tho . As far as the rest of the issue, it is a matter of opening the Sound Manager and peeking around in there. Good luck .
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Emachine ET 1161-05
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 LE-1640
    Motherboard
    eMachines MCP61PM-GM (Socket AM2 )
    Memory
    2.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 387MHz (6-6-6-18)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Acer E181H ([email protected]) 128MB GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name Acer E181H on NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
    Screen Resolution
    1280x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    ST316081 5AS SCSI Disk Device
    PSU
    MCP61PM-GM 9000 NVIDIA Chipset Model MCP61 Chipset Revisio
    Case
    Tower
    Cooling
    Fan Speed 1247 RPM
    Mouse
    PS/2 Compatible Mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    http://www.speedtest.net/result/1538974261.png

JtLK

New Member
Quite strange indeed. You'd think the new driver would overwrite it.

As for the rest of my issue it was a matter of going into the setup and setting the onboard audio something to "Enable" instead of "Auto".
My new graphic card was responsible for setting it to HDMI only, with Enable on all other options popped back on the Audio Manager.
My dad figured it out, handy to have a family member with a background in electronics. Guess I really should know more about the setup options though, even if it's outside of civil engineering.
 

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Yard Dog

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Ahhh, okay, yeah, that makes sense, thanks for posting that, as not all users have the hardware for that driver , so, if this pops up again, other users will see what was done to sort it out.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Emachine ET 1161-05
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 LE-1640
    Motherboard
    eMachines MCP61PM-GM (Socket AM2 )
    Memory
    2.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 387MHz (6-6-6-18)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Acer E181H ([email protected]) 128MB GeForce 6150SE nForce 430 (
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Name Acer E181H on NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
    Screen Resolution
    1280x768 pixels
    Hard Drives
    ST316081 5AS SCSI Disk Device
    PSU
    MCP61PM-GM 9000 NVIDIA Chipset Model MCP61 Chipset Revisio
    Case
    Tower
    Cooling
    Fan Speed 1247 RPM
    Mouse
    PS/2 Compatible Mouse
    Keyboard
    Standard PS/2 Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    http://www.speedtest.net/result/1538974261.png
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