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    Realtek's HD Audio Manager control panel disappeared

    I'm having issues with Realteks' HDAudio Manager control panel.

    I'm running XP w/sp2 (for now) and I don't want the service to run at startup. I did find, hidden under that "I" icon, the ability not to show the program icon in the system tray which I checked. The process (service) is still running at startup. I was able to stop the process using MS Config ok (but by doing so I couldn't manually start the program by creating a shortcut under 'Programs' (where it should be in the first place) and clicking on it.

    First issue:
    Why isn't there a shortcut in the 'Programs' menu as all other programs have??

    Second, but najor issue;
    Now, even with the service running (with the tray icon hidden), I can't access the control panel. Nothing comes up.

    What's up with this??
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    Ok, When I went to CP I saw an entry for this Audio Mgr. at the bottom of the list. I clicked on it and it opened.
    I then checked that box to show the icon in the System Tray. I closed the CP and clicked on that icon and it started.
    I then tried the shortcut I made again linked to the .exe file buried three layers deep in the Realtek program folder and nothing again.

    Then it is a dll that starts the program when I click on the icon in the systen tray or in Control Panel??
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    Sounds like a potential driver or registry entry corruption. Try simply re-installing the Realtek audio drivers. I suggest obtaining the latest reference drivers straight from Realtek.

    http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/
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    They (Realtek) uses some other method of starting the program. Creating a shortcut to what appears to be the .exe file doesn't work. I assume it is a dll sommewhere that causes the program to show the control panel. That's the best way I can explain this since I never encountered this in 8 years of playing with computers.

    They put a shortcut in Control Panel (where I never looked for it). I only noticed it when I went to remove the program as you stated. That wsn't the case. I clicked on that shortcut and their CP appeared.
    Terrible way of doing business alone with the beyond poor documentation.

    Realtek has absolutely no documentation regarding installing that M$ UAA Bus Driver 'fix' first in any readme or on their web site.
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    hola

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