In this guide, I will tell you How to Fix Realtek HD Audio Driver Failure error code 0001.
This error message may appear if your audio driver is out of date or incompatible.
I also had a similar issue and I spent a lot of time learning how to fix it.
It took me 10 hours to find the right solution.
So I decided to write about it. I hope it saves your time. The methods listed below will help you resolve the problem.
Fix Realtek Audio Driver Failure Automatically
Download and Install the Application
Let the application scan your PC for Missing Drivers
Install the Missing Drivers
This error message may appear if your audio driver is out of date or incompatible. Furthermore, it prohibits the installation of the Realtek HD Audio Driver.
In this guide, we will show you how to resolve the issue of installing the Realtek HD Audio Driver Failure [Error Code: 0001] on Windows by offering straightforward fixes.
Solution 1 – Uninstall and Reinstall the Realtek Audio Driver
Step 1 : Removing Driver
Make sure you have a backup of your system. If you have a backup, you can restore your system to the previous working state. If you don’t have a backup, you can create one now.
Step 1. Open the Start menu, type Control Panel, and click the Control Panel app.
Step 2. Click on the Uninstall a program option under the Programs category. This will open a list of all programs installed on your system.
Step 3. Look for the Realtek HD Audio Manager Driver, and click the Uninstall button.
Step 4. Follow the on-screen prompts to finish the uninstall process.
Step 1. Press the Windows key and the X key at the same time, then select Device Manager.
Step 2. Expand Sound, Video, and Game Controllers by clicking on them.
Step 3. Right-click on the sound card driver and then click Uninstall.
Step 4. If the system prompts you for a confirmation, click OK.
You can follow the above steps to uninstall Realtek HD Audio Manager Driver and can follow the following steps to reinstall it again.
Step 2 : Installing Driver
Method 1 : Automatic Update
The Automatic Update option is the easiest method. It is recommended for users who are not good at computer operations. You can choose one of the two Automatic Update Methods below:
Update Realtek HD Audio Manager Drivers Automatically Using Windows Update
Step 1. Open Device Manager by pressing the Windows + R keys, type ‘devmgmt.msc’ into the Run box, and click OK.
Step 2. Right-click Sound, video, and game controllers.
Step 3. Click on “Scan for Hardware Changes”
Windows will automatically install the latest version of the Realtek driver.
Method 2 : Download the latest driver
Download the latest drivers for your Realtek HD Audio Manager from the official website.
Step 2. Click on the Download button.
Step 3. Choose Run or Save.
Step 4. The Self-Extracting window appears.
Step 5. Click OK.
Step 6. The process will start extracting the files to the hard drive.
Step 7. After the process is completed, go to the folder where the file was extracted.
Step 8. Click on the setup file.
Step 9. Follow the on-screen prompts to finish the installation process.
Method 3 : Manually update Realtek HD Audio Manager Drivers
Step 1. Go to Device Manager by pressing the Windows + R keys, type “devmgmt.msc” into the Run box, and click OK.
Step 2. Expand Sound, video, and game controllers.
Step 3. Right-click Realtek HD Audio Manager and then click Update driver.
Step 4. Choose Search automatically for updated driver software.
This will automatically update your Realtek driver. If it doesn’t then repeat the above process and instead of clicking ‘ Search automatically for updated driver software’ Choose
Step 4. Choose “Browse my computer for driver software”.
Step 5. Click Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
Step 6. Click High Definition Audio Controller.
Step 7. Click Next.
Step 8. Click Yes.
Step 9. The driver is now updated.
Make sure you are installing the correct version of the driver.
To check the correct version of Realtek HD audio software, perform the following step.
Step 1: Click Start.
Step 2: Right-click Computer, and then click Properties.
Step 3: At the left pane, click Device Manager.
Step 4: Double-click the Sound, video, and game controllers category.
Step 5: Double-click Realtek High Definition Audio Driver.
Step 6: Click the Driver tab.
Step 7: Check Driver Version.
Disable the Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for HD Audio
Expand the System Devices section in the Device Manager.
Look for Microsoft UAA Bus Driver for High Definition Audio.
Right-click it and select Disable from the drop-down menu.
Navigate to Apps & Features in Windows Settings.
Uninstall the driver by clicking on Realtek High Definition Audio Driver.
Now go to Device Manager and right-click on the deactivated Microsoft driver.
From the drop-down option, select Uninstall.
After that, reinstall the Realtek HD Audio Driver.
Enable Realtek Audio Manager at Startup
Right Click on the Start button and launch the Task Manager.
Go to the Startup section.
Look for the Realtek HD Audio Manager.
If the status is Disabled, right-click it and select Enable from the drop-down menu.
Restart the system
If it does work go ahead and give yourself a treat. You did a great job and successfully installed Realtek HD Driver.
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