Many users have reported on support forums about the Realtek HD Audio Manager not showing in Windows 10.
They can’t find the Realtek HD Audio Manager on the system tray, taskbar, or even Control Panel. That problem can typically arise after sound driver changes or Windows 10 build updates.
How To Fix a missing HD Audio Manager in Windows 10
Method 1. Enable Realtek HD Audio Manager on the Startup tab
1. Right-click the taskbar and select Task Manager.
2. Then, go to the Startup tab.
3. Find Realtek HD Audio Manager and make sure that it’s enabled. If not, right-click Realtek HD Audio Manager and select Enable.
4. Close the Task Manager and restart your system.
Method 2. Select the Display icon in notification area option
1. Open Control Panel.
2. Click the View by menu to choose Large icons.
3. Select Realtek HD Audio Manager.
4. Click the Information button.
5. Then, select the Display icon in notification area option on the Information window.
6. Click the OK to save changes and check if the issue is resolved.
Method 3. Update the Realtek HD Audio Driver
Choose to download the Realtek HD Audio driver that’s compatible with your Windows 10. Then double-click the Realtek installer to install it.
Method 4. Reinstall the Realtek HD Audio Driver
1. Open Device Manager.
2. Expand Sound, video, and game controllers, locate Realtek High Definition Audio and uninstall it.
3. After uninstalling the Realtek HD Audio Driver, restart your Windows.
Note: If, for some reason, Windows doesn’t reinstall it, download the latest Realtek High Definition Audio driver from this source, and install the driver.
When the problem happens after a Windows 10 build update, you might also be able to roll back the build update to fix the problem as outlined within our rollback guide.
Hope something helps you.