[Fixed] How To Fix Audio Renderer Error ‘Please Restart Your Computer’


Several Windows users report that they are seeing the “Audio Renderer Error.” Restart your computer “every time they try to play a YouTube video. The problem is not specific to a particular version of Windows and is reported to occur with several different web browsers, including Chrome, Opera, Edge and Mozilla Firefox. Other affected users report for them, the problem also occurs when listening to iTunes or using the built-in audio player.

What is causing the audio renderer error? Restart your computer. YouTube error?

We investigated this particular problem by observing several user reports and the steps they took to circumvent or solve the problem completely. From what we gather, there are several different scenarios that are known to trigger this particular error message:

Audio driver error: This seems to be a recurring error with some motherboard models. Affected users have found several solutions that solve the problem temporarily, such as disconnecting> plugging in the headphones, restarting the computer or temporarily deactivating the audio driver.

A conflict between the Windows sound drivers and the ASIO driver: This problem is confirmed in situations where users use both the Windows sound driver and the ASIO driver with different sound format frequencies. In this case, the solution is to synchronize the two frequencies.

BIOS version with errors: On Dell computers, the problem is most appreciated with a defective software update. Since Dell has resolved the error, updating the BIOS version to the latest version should solve the problem completely.

Methods For Fix Audio Renderer Error:

If you are currently looking for ways to resolve this particular error message, this article will provide you with a list of verified troubleshooting steps. Below, you will find a selection of several methods that other users in a similar situation have used to solve the problem.

For best results, we recommend that you follow the possible solutions in the order in which they are presented. Eventually, you should come across a solution that will solve the problem in your particular scenario.

 

Method 1: Disconnect / Plug The Headphones:

As silly as this method may seem, many affected users have reported that the problem was resolved after disconnecting the headphones and plugging them back in. It is confirmed that this step works with both jack and USB headphones (dongle or with physical capacity).

So, if you encounter this problem when trying to play a video on YouTube, simply disconnect the cable from your headphones if you have a pair connected.

Note: Keep in mind that this solution is probably just a temporary solution. Unless you do something else about it, the “audio processor error. Please restart your computer. The error will return eventually.

If this method is not applicable or you are looking for a more durable solution, continue with the following method below.

 

Method 2: Restart Your Computer:

As suggested by the error message, restarting your computer may also resolve the “audio processor error. Restart your computer.” Error. However, the most affected users report that this method (similar to Method 1) is only temporary. Some users who encounter this problem reported that they can only get 20-30 seconds of audio playback before the error message returns.

So, if you have this problem and Method 1 has not been applicable, restart your computer and see if this workaround helps. If the error message reappears or you are looking for a permanent solution, go to Method 3.

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Method 3: Run The Audio Troubleshooter:

Another possible solution that could help you avoid “audio processor error”. Restart your computer. “The error is to run the built-in audio troubleshooter. This built-in utility essentially contains a collection of repair strategies that address many common audio problems. If the error is caused by a common problem that Microsoft knows, the Running the audio troubleshooter should solve the problem completely.

Follow the steps below to run the audio troubleshooter:

Press the Windows key + R to open a Run dialog box. Then, type “ms-settings: troubleshoot” and press Enter to open the Troubleshooting tab of the Settings application.

Within the Troubleshoot tab, scroll down to get started and click Play audio. Then, click Run the troubleshooter to open the utility.

Wait until the initial investigation phase is completed. Then, select the device with which the “Audio Processor Error. Please restart your computer.” Error and press Next.

Wait until the utility analyzes your audio device for problems. If a problem is found, a repair strategy will be recommended. Follow the instructions on the screen (click “Yes, Apply correction” or “Yes, Open * menu”) and follow the recommendations.

Restart your computer and see if the error no longer occurs once the next startup is completed.

If you still encounter the “audio processor error. Restart your computer.” Error, go to the next method below.

 

Method 4: Disable and Re-Enable The Audio Driver

Some affected users have reported that they managed to solve the problem without restarting the computer or running the troubleshooter. As a result, you may be able to solve the problem by disabling all audio adapters in the device manager and re-enabling them after a couple of seconds.

For many affected users, this approach is the reference method when it comes to resolving the “audio processor error.” Restart your computer. “Error. Here is a quick guide on how to disable and re-enable the audio driver:

Press the Windows key + R to open a Run dialog box. Then, type “devmgmt.msc” and press Enter to open Device Manager.

Within Device Manager, expand the Sound, video and game controllers menu. Then, proceed to disable all audio adapters there by right clicking and selecting Disable device.

Once all audio adapters in Sound, video and game controllers have been disabled, wait a couple of seconds before re-enabling them by right clicking and selecting Enable device.

Repeat the action that was previously activating the “Audio processor error. Please restart your computer.” And see if the problem has been resolved.

If you still find the problem or if you find that the problem continues after some time, continue with the following method below.

Method 5: Undo / Uninstall The Audio Driver for Audio Renderer Error:

Another possible solution for the “audio processor error. Restart your computer”. The error is to go back in the audio driver. Reverting to an earlier audio version will solve the problem if it was previously caused by a software error. Uninstalling the audio driver will also force Windows to reinstall the audio driver, which will eliminate the error if it is some damaged files.

Here is a quick guide to undo the audio driver:

Press the Windows key + R to open a Run dialog box. Then, type “devmgmt.msc” and press Enter to open Device Manager.

Expand the Sound, video and game controllers drop-down menu and double-click on your audio adapter.

Within the properties of your audio adapter, go to the Driver tab and click Revert Driver. If this action is not available, click Uninstall device.

Restart your computer. If you choose to uninstall the audio driver, Windows will automatically reinstall the latest available version of your audio adapter. Once the startup is complete, repeat the action that was previously causing the “audio processor error.” Please restart your computer. “And see if the problem has been resolved.

 

Method 6: Set The Same Sampling Rate for The Windows Sound Driver and The Asio Driver

If you only find this error while Cubase is open, you are probably dealing with a conflict between the Windows sound system and the ASIO driver settings. If this scenario is applicable to your current situation, you may be able to solve the problem by ensuring that both your Windows sound driver and the ASIO driver are in both cases using the same sampling frequency (for example, 44.1k versus 48k).

 

Here Is a Quick Guide On How to Do This Audio Renderer Error:

Press the Windows key + R to open a Run dialog box. Then, type “mmsys.cpl” and press Enter to open the Sound settings menu.

Within the Sound menu, go to the Playback tab, select the audio device with which the problem is found and click Configure.

Within the Properties screen of your audio device, go to the Advanced tab and change the Default format to 16 bits, 44100 (or a different standard format that you want to use). Then click Apply to save your current settings.

Next, open the ASIO driver settings and go to the Audio tab. Once you get there, change the sampling frequency to the frequency as the Audio Format that you previously set in step 3.

Restart your computer and see if the conflict has been resolved.

If you still encounter the same “Audio Processor Error”. Restart your computer. “Error, go to the next method below.

 

Method 7: Update Bios (Only Confirmed On Dell Computers)

Some users who encounter the problem on DELL computers have reported that the problem was definitely resolved. Once they updated the firmware of their BIOS. This procedure may be applicable with other manufacturers. But we have only been able to confirm the solution on Dell computers.

Note: If you manage to resolve the error using this method in a different configuration. Inform us in the comments section below.

Warning: Please note that the firmware update process of your BIOS may be harmful to your PC. If you do not follow the instructions to the letter. If you decide to do it, you will have to do it at your own risk.

The BIOS interfaces, as well as the exact steps of updating the BIOS on a DELL PC, will be different from one configuration to another. To avoid confusion, we recommend that you read the Dell BIOS update support page (here) to understand the procedure for Audio Renderer Error.

Once you become familiar with the process, follow the specific instructions (here) to create a BIOS installation medium and update your BIOS to the latest version.

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