Here is the message that gets displayed:

AL lib: (EE) UpdateDeviceParams: Failed to set 44100hz, got 4800hz instead
found bundled python: D:\Blender\2.74\python 
Blender quit

I've reinstalled twice and get the same problem. Not sure what I should do to get the program back up and running.

  • $\begingroup$ Does this help? blender.stackexchange.com/questions/2203/… $\endgroup$ Jun 6, 2015 at 11:01
  • $\begingroup$ Al lib: <EE> UpdateDeviceParams: Failed to set 44100hz blender, got 48000hz instead Kind of annoying, i always get that but blender hardly ever crashes or quits, maybe it is something else. (2.76a-2.78) $\endgroup$
    – user39117
    May 14, 2017 at 6:42

1 Answer 1


It looks like it is having issues with the audio configuration.

Go to where Blender is installed in the Windows Explorer. The Default Installation Path is C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender.

When inside the Blender Folder, hold down the Shift key, and right-click any folder inside the Blender Folder (the 2.74 folder will work just fine), then choose the option "Open Command Window here").

With the new command window open, you should have a prompt that looks like this:

C:\Program Files\Blender Foundation\Blender> or one reflecting the path to the Blender folder.

From that prompt, type:

blender.exe -noaudio (make sure there is a space between the "exe" and the "-". Blender should start like normal.

You can also set it to use a specific sound system:

blender.exe -setaudio SDL

Other options include, NULL, OPENAL, and JACK.

If it still crashes, start Blender with the debug flag to show any other errors or issues leading up to this error.

blender.exe -d

  • $\begingroup$ Tried that once I found where the program was actually installed (not in my C drive) and what I got was the same message as before minus the Blender quit part and the following was added to it: D:\Blender\2.74\python unknown argument, loading as file: --noaudio. Error: Cannot read file C:\Users\Kerabe\--noaudio': No such file or directory $\endgroup$
    – Keith Bell
    Jun 6, 2015 at 2:32
  • $\begingroup$ How can I do that before getting Blender loaded? Unfortunatley I'm a computer "user" and not too well schooled in how to trouble shoot them. $\endgroup$
    – Keith Bell
    Jun 6, 2015 at 2:37
  • $\begingroup$ It keeps wanting to look in the Users file and there is nothing in there for 2.74 $\endgroup$
    – Keith Bell
    Jun 6, 2015 at 2:49
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    $\begingroup$ Try to keep comments to a minimum for future clarity. If you need, you can always move these to a chatroom. $\endgroup$
    – iKlsR
    Jun 6, 2015 at 15:19
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    $\begingroup$ iKlsR, I just read up on chat and if I understand it correctly, I would need a rep of 20 to open up a chat about this subject. Could this subject be moved by DBrown, the person who has been helping me with this issue? $\endgroup$
    – Keith Bell
    Jun 8, 2015 at 2:38

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