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Realtek HD Audio Error

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by JWhitehead, Aug 29, 2011.

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  1. JWhitehead

    JWhitehead Thread Starter

    Aug 31, 2002
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    Hi. Today a co-worker got an error on her computer. It reads:
    Realtek HD Audio Manager
    Access violation at address 7E42948D in module 'USER32.dll'. Read of address 0179B004.

    I've searched for this error, but nothing seems to come up that is helpful.

    I know it is related to the audio. I don't have access to the computer all the time.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  2. pip22


    Nov 21, 2004
    Try re-installing the sound driver.
    If you don't have it to install, you can download it from the PC manufacturer's website.
    It may be a good idea to uninstall the existing sound driver first in case it's corrupted.
    Installing new driver over the old one should fix the corruption but better play it safe and remove it first.
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    May 12, 2002
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    The install of the Realtek High Definition Audio driver is in 2 stages:

    The first install process uninstalls the driver.

    The second install process installs the driver.

    There is a restart after each install process.

    The current driver for XP is


    The current driver for Vista and 7 is


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