I was trying to fix an audio issue by updating Realtek audio manager drivers. My sound does not work now and when I try to do anything in the Realtek audio manager it does not work. The manager freezes, and I have to restart the computer to get it back but it will freeze again when I try to do anything. I noticed that when I open the task manager, I see multiple instances of processes that I did not before. 2 instances of firefox, 5 instances of twitch, 3 instances of spotify. When I look at the start up tab, these programs have 5 instances of them along with realtek having some things under it that I'm not sure are normal. I've noticed spotify and firefox being more sluggish as well.
This is Windows 10 64-bit. Would love to know why it's not working and how I can get my programs to run the usual number of instances. I know that certain programs to have multiple processes, sometimes the same name and sometimes different (spotify web helper for example). But I'm pretty sure there are not supposed to be 5 instances
Edit - Just checked after restarting a few times, spotify went from 5 start up processes to 6..
Edited by axemblack, 17 September 2017 - 06:00 AM.