ravbg64.exe is one of the most common problems faced by computer users. This file is usually associated with the Realtek High Definition Audio Codec or the Realtec driver installed on Windows 10 PCs.
Usually, you shouldn’t terminate this process because it helps managing audio on PC and is used by many applications like Skype, Spotify, etc. However, sometimes, you might want to terminate this process because of some reasons.
In such cases, you can follow the steps mentioned here to resolve the issue.
Method #1 – Use Task Manager to End Process
You can use the task manager to end the process. To do so, open the Start menu and type “taskmgr”. Then select the option “Task Manager”, and press Enter.
After opening the window, go to the processes tab and find the process named “Realtek HD Audio Codec” or “Realtec Driver”. Right-click on it and choose “End Process”.
This method works fine when there are no other programs running. But, if there are multiple instances of the same program running, you won’t be able to stop just one instance. So, you’ll have to close every instance of the application.
The Realtek HD Audio Manager is one of those things that many people don’t know about, but it can help you manage all your sound card and other audio devices. It allows you to change setting for each device individually. This way, you won’t have to go into every single program to make changes. You’ll just use the Realtek HD Audio Manager once and set everything up there.
If you’re having trouble finding the Realtek HD Audio Manage, here are some ways to find it:
1. Click the speaker icon next to “Realtek High Definition Audio”.
2. Right-click the Realtek High Definition Audio entry and select Properties.
3. Select the Advanced tab.
4. Under the Driver section, look for the driver name “RTL8188SU_Linux_v18.104.22.168_20160215”.
5. Click Update Driver.
6. Restart your computer.
Realtek HD Audio Manager is a program that allows you to control your Realtek High Definition Audio device. You can use it to adjust volume levels, mute/unmute devices, change settings, etc. If you want to disable this program, follow the steps below.
1. Open Control Panel.
2. Click Programs and Features.
3. Select Realtek HD Audio Manager under Program Files.
4. Right-click on the Realtek HD Audio Manager icon and select Uninstall.
5. Restart your PC.
6. Install the Realtek audio driver again.
7. Reboot your PC.
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This may just be sufficient in solving the issue. If it doesn’t work, follow the next step.
You’ll have to disable the actual realtek audio device in the Device Manager. Then, select “Disable”. After disabling it, restart your computer.
Now, open up the Device Manager again and enable the realtek audio device once more. Restart your PC once more.
If the above method still fails, try the following.
Find the Realtek HD Audio Driver and uninstall it. Now, reboot your computer.
When you try to install a newer version of Windows 10, it might show a warning message saying that the installation files are damaged. In such cases, you must delete the files before trying to install a new one.
To do this, press Win+R keys together. Type %AppData% into the Run dialog box and hit Enter key. A folder named Roaming will appear. Open it. Delete the contents of the folder.
To fix the sound issues, you must uninstall the old drivers and replace them with the new ones. You can do this manually or use Auslogics Driver Upgraders. If you want to go the automatic route, download Auslogics Driver Upgraver. Run the program and let it scan your PC for outdated and corrupt audio drivers. When it finishes scanning, it will tell you what drivers are causing problems and how many times each one is used. Click Fix All Problems and let the tool take care of the rest.
If you don’t see the “Fix All Problems” button, simply select “Scan Now”. Once the process is finished, you’ll receive a list of updated drivers. Install them and restart your system.
You can now enjoy better quality audio without having to deal with annoying popups every time you play a song.
Click “Check now”. You’ll likely see some updates listed here. Select the update titled KB3035583. This is a security patch for Microsoft Edge. Install it.
Now, open the Run dialog box (Win + R). Type regedit into the text field and press Enter. A window will pop up showing the contents of the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Edge folder. Right-click on the SRSLabs entry and select Delete. Now, close the registry editor and reboot your PC.
If you still experience problems, follow the instructions below.
1. Open the Run dialog box again (Win + R).
2. Type regedit.exe into the text field and hit Enter.
3. In the left pane, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\. There should be no entries there.
4. Name the value APO and set the data type to REG_DWORD. Set the value to 0x00000001.
The registry is a database used by Windows operating systems to store information about installed programs, hardware devices, drivers, and settings. You can use the registry to make changes to how your computer works. For example, you might want to add a new value to tell Windows what type of video card you have installed. Or you might want to set up your computer to automatically start certain programs whenever you turn on your PC.
This opens the Registry Editor window. If you are comfortable editing the registry yourself, you can do so without having to open the Registry Editor. Instead, you can simply follow the steps below.
Step #1 – Open the Registry Editor
To open the Registry Editor, press Win+R keys together and enter Regedit.exe into the box that appears. A small dialog box will pop up asking whether you really want to run the program. Click Yes.
Step #2 – Find the key you want to edit
In the left pane of the Registry Editor window, expand HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon. From there, navigate down to the following subkey: Shell. Double-click Shell.
Step #3 – Create a new string value
Name it SRS Labs > right-click SRS Labs > New >> Key > name it APO.
Tim Wiley was a tech writer for seven years at Recode. In that time, he covered everything from basic browser.js and URL parameters to XHRs, performance, malware, security, enterprise apps, social media, and Windows secrets. He also written about how to hack Signal in 2016 and how to resist, or possibly even conquer, the zero-day threat.