Realtek audio driver update via Windows Update failed to install

  1. Posts : 37
    Windows 10

    Realtek audio driver update via Windows Update failed to install

    So what began with my Windows 10 laptop's fan going berserk and then it being locked up by 100% Disk Usage finally resulted in me finding out WU was trying to install the following:

    Realtek Semiconductor Corp. -MEDIA- 10/16/2018 -
    (Failed to install 0x800705b4)

    Which it had failed to install. Does anyone know anything about this particular driver at all, since the link offered by Windows goes to a web page that doesn't exist. And does it matter at all that not only installation failed, but after I hit retry it didn't try to download/install this driver?

    EDIT: Also for some strange reason after I wanted to check something by logging out and back in I was given a notification to restart to finish installing a driver that, according to the event log, never got installed or reinstalled. This ****ing OS I swear.
    Last edited by JMacleod26; 02 Jan 2019 at 22:01.
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  2. Posts : 37
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Okay, so apparently the driver failed to install properly, but a piece of it made it through. I found this out due to getting tinny audio after a restart, and through the device manager have found the problem. I have troubleshooted this and reinstalled the driver (or rather actually installed it properly), and the issue has been resolved.
      My Computer

  3. Posts : 4,224
    Windows 10

    Glad you got it sorted. I was going to ask you to uninstall/reinstall, but apparently the stub that made it through didn't hose things sufficiently to require major cleanup.
    Best wishes,
      My Computers

  4. Posts : 37
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    I used the troubleshooter in the Windows 10 Settings menu. This is the second time I've had to do this after upgrading to 1803 broke my audio driver the first time.
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