How to fix: Realtek Audio Driver Wont Install - Error Code 0x000005b4 displayed, or driver update process times out
This problem can occur on low power or low performance systems with large device drivers such as the Realtek Audio driver. Low power systems include those based on Intel Atom processors. High performance systems that can normally install even a large driver in a few moments will not benefit from the resolution below.
Windows has a Device Driver installation process timeout value. The long delay or time required to install a large driver on a slow or low energy system means that the system may hit the default or configured device driver timeout value - and then the device driver installation will be automatically aborted. You may receive a message that the timeout has expired and/or you may get an error code of 0x000005b4.
Increase the driver installation timeout value, and then re-attempt driver installation.
This can be done either by editing the local system policy or by importing a registry file.
Method 1 - Modifying the Local System Policy
Method 2 - Import a Registry Settings File
As an alternative to the method above, import the attached registry file. To do this, download the attachment to this article, and extract the .reg registry settings file. Then double click on it to import the setting. Finally, re-attempt driver installation.