[Solved] Realtek HD Audio Manager Keeps Popping Up

Realtek HD Audio Manager keeps popping up with a notification message like “You just plugged a device into the audio jack” or something else similar. It’s annoying. But not to worry. The following methods may help make it disappear.

Try the below methods one by one and see if you can fix the Realtek HD Audio Manager randomly popping up error with one of these methods.

Method 1: Disable the auto popup option in Realtek Audio Manager
Method 2: Turn off the notifications of Realtek Audio Manager from Settings
Method 3: Update the Realtek audio driver
Method 4: Uninstall the program

Method 1: Disable the auto popup option in Realtek Audio Manager

The Realtek HD Audio Manager usually comes along with the motherbother, and there is an auto popup option inside the program which is enabled by default. If the auto popup option is enabled, the Realtek HD Audio Manager can randomly pop up. In this case, you can disable the auto popup option in Realtek Audio Manager to fix the error.

In Realtek HD Audio Manager, you can go to Connector Settings where you can disable the auto popup option. The specific steps depend on the motherboard you use. Here taking the Gigabyte motherboard as an example:

1) Open Realtek HD Audio Manager.

2) Click the tool icon at the bottom right corner of the audio manager window, then you’ll be directed to Connector Settings.

3) In Connector Settings, if you see the option “Enable auto popup dialog, when device has been plugged in” selected, deselect it, then click OK to save the changes.

4) Close Realtek Audio Manager.

5) Restart your computer and check to see if you’re still facing the error.

Method 2: Turn off the notifications of Realtek Audio Manager from Settings

You can disable the notification of Realtek Audio Manager from Settings. After that, you won’t receive any notification from Realtek HD Audio Manager including the random popups.

Here’s how to do it:

1) Right-click on the Start menu button and then select Settings.

2) At the Windows Settings window, select System.

3) In the left pane, click Notifications & actions. In the right pane, under ‘Get notifications from these senders’, scroll down and turn off Realtek HD Audio Manager.

4) Check to see if the popping up error still occurs.

Method 3: Update the Realtek audio driver

Updating the Realtek audio driver can reinstall and reset Realtek Audio Manager. This may help fix the popping up error.

If you don’t have the time or computer skill to update the audio driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy, which allows you to update a driver with several clicks.

Here’s how to use Driver Easy Free to update the audio driver:

1) Download and install Driver Easy Free on your computer.

2) Launch the application and then click Scan Now. Then Driver Easy will scan your computer to detect any outdated or missing drivers. The process just takes several seconds. Once done, you’ll see a list of drivers that can be updated.

3) Locate the Realtek audio driver then click the Update button next to it. Then the driver will be downloaded automatically to your computer. Once download is done, you can install the driver easily by following the detailed steps from Driver Easy.

If you upgrade to Driver Easy Pro, click the Update button then the driver will be downloaded and installed automatically. No further steps are required.

Method 4: Uninstall the program

If you’ve tried the above methods but with no luck, the last resort is to uninstall Realtek HD Audio Manager from your computer. In most cases, uninstalling Realtek HD Audio Manager won’t cause any sound issues. But if it causes issues for you, you can reinstall it.

You can follow these steps to uninstall Realtek HD Audio Manager:

1) Right-click on the Start menu and select Apps and Features.

2) Scroll down and select Realtek HD Audio Manager.

3) Click Uninstall, then the confirmation dialog will pop up, then click Uninstall again.

Hopefully you find the article helpful. If you have any questions, feel free to drop a comment below. I’ll get back to you ASAP.

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