Solution: Realtek's Audio Driver Installation restart loop

If during installation of the new Realtek Audio Driver, you are asked to restart, and after each restart you get the message about the install procedure which reads, (a) uninstall current driver restart (b) install driver, with the "next" button starting the uninstallation of the present driver, only to realise after restart, the same message comes up, over and over and over again (LOOP). You might also notice, your PC may not be producing any sound while this error persists.

Solution / Fix

The simple fix to this annoying bootloop is simple, when the driver installer comes up with the message, mimimize the screen or "Windows + D" to minimize all window and goto desktop.

Step 1: Uninstall Realtek Sound Driver in Device Manager

You can access "Device Manager" by: 
  • Right click "This PC" or "My Computer" on your desktop and click manage, or Window + R to show run box, enter "compmgmt.msc" and click on enter.
  • Click on Device manager
  • Goto Sounds, Video and Game controllers.
  • Right click "Realtek High definition Audio"
  • Click on Uninstall.

Step 2: Restart

Goto the driver installer, and click next, let it do its thing and restart. 

NB: If the "Dolby advanced audio" application bugs you about any error, ignore it, after the installation and restart, all will be intact



  1. Thaks man! That worked for me.

  2. Thanks Man! Appreciate you taking the time to post a work around :)

  3. I want to point out that during the uninstall of the driver, there was a checkbox for also deleting the driver. Before noticing it, I tried your solution several times without it solving the problem for me. After noticing and checking the checkbox, however, it did finally work.