11-02-2009 02:22 PM - edited 11-02-2009 02:24 PM
In my Windows Registry, I have written the following:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Run]
"RAVCpl64" = "\" C: \ Program Files \ \ Realtek \ Audio \ HDA \ \ RAVCpl64.exe \ ""
Before my upgrade to version 188.8.131.5210 (sp44380), it was possible to boot Windows 7 and display the icon in the System Tray without my control panel is started up and displayed on the screen. After upgrading my panel starts up automatically in full size every time I start Windows 7. But I will only display the icon.
What do I do?
Is there anyone who has had the same problem and have a solution to it?
11-03-2009 12:11 PM
RE: Realtek HD Audio Drive....Before my upgrade to version 184.108.40.20610 (sp44380)
1. Whose's upgrade version?
Audio drivers available for download from the Realtek website are general drivers for our audio ICs, and may not offer the customizations made by your system/motherboard manufacturer. To be sure you obtain the full features/customizations provided in your original audio product, please download the latest drivers from your system/motherboard manufacturer's website.
2. Check Device Manager, and see if Microsoft has some audio program there...
3. Is this the correct format, with double slashes? "C: \ Program Files \ \ Realtek \ Audio \ HDA \ \ RAVCpl64.exe "
11-03-2009 01:45 PM
1. I have downloaded Realtek drivers from HP: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloa
2. I have checked device manager. No audio program there.
3. I will try to write the reg key again. I am not sure that this forum editor will accept the double slashes when I send this reply. The reg key is as follows:
When using the old version this reg key does the job. When I start Windows 7 the icon for Real HD Audio Manager appears in the notification area and the Realtek control panel is not launched to full size. With the new version I have to shut down the control panel each time I start Windows 7.
Maybe HP has forgotten to make the usual customizations before they released this driver?
11-03-2009 06:12 PM
Realtek has had a 64 bit version since 2000/XP days, as I recall.
Normally, when a program installs itself, it can insert details into registry, and one should not have to " ticked the box to show icon in System Tray."
I assume you have unticked it, and then rebooted computer?
Maybe one should remove the data in registry, and then de-install Realtek...then, re-install it.
Btw, is your "RAVCpl64.exe\" in the C:\Windows directory? I do not have the 64 bit Vista, but in registry, there is no Path for
RtHDVCpl.exe ....here is what it looks like:
Hence, you might untick that box, and remove the path in registry if there is a copy in the C:\Windows directory.
Hence, if you have two different "RAVCpl64.exe," one in C:\Windows, and one in C:\\Program Files\\Realtek\\Audio\...you have a problem.
11-04-2009 09:54 AM
Thanks for your reply.
RtHDVCpl.exe is for the 32-bit version and RAVCpl64.exe is for the 64-bit version. It is the same program (Realtek HD Audio Manager).
There is no copy in the C:\Windows directory. But I have noticed a (installed?) copy of all the Realtek files installed in C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\... in the hidden directory C:\HP\DRIVERS\Realtek_HDAudio\Vista64.
I think that your idea about removing data in the registry and then de-install and re-install is af possible solution. Before re-install I will also remove all directories and files regarding Realtek including RAVCpl64.exe on my C-drive = Clean install.
If this solution is a succes I will write about it here.
11-04-2009 09:56 PM
RE: RtHDVCpl.exe is for the 32-bit version and RAVCpl64.exe
Yes...I'm fully aware....my point was that in my 32 bit version, registry was pointing to C:\Windows directory..instead of C:\\Program Files\\Realtek\\Audio\
I'm a geek from Windoze 3.1 to XP....sometimes, you have to re-examine your directories and registry to delete all traces of an installation. Just removing a program means nothing sometimes...sometimes old files linger around....just as entries in registry.
It's a real pill to "exterminate" all traces with some programs. If there was only a readme file for each program installed, explaining what they did...but those knuckle heads don't do it.
I did some Google searching, but could not find anything on your issue...my guess is something in your installs has created it.
11-05-2009 12:00 PM
Thanks to both of you.
I did a clean install and it did not help. I also tried different reg keys. Among other things, your proposal.
Yes, I am aware of the the icon settings in Windows 7. However, this does not help. System icons are turned on in both programs (Realtek HD Audio Manager and Windows 7), but when I start/restart Windows 7, the icon does not show in notification area. The icon only pops up in the notification area, if I open Realtek from control panel. Odd. Next time I start Windows 7 the icon is gone again.
04-09-2010 07:48 PM
i have the same problem like you;;and i tried so many thins but nothing....
i think that we should try to install the driver from Realtek directly not from the hp driver.
or maybe it can be problem from hp .any way if you find domething just try to tell me ;;;this icon makes me crazy..
i got the icon in my hp laptop 32bit windows 7 ..but not in desktop pc windows 7 64 bit.....
04-10-2010 08:08 PM
i've installed my realtek hd audio driver from realtek's website, not hp as they are out of date. the latest version resolves several issues when playing games or just using powerdvd etc. my icon appears in taskbar as i choose, it's always on. hp never reads these threads, so you can give up on that