Realtek sound issue

Aug 7, 2018
My Windows 10 laptop is experiencing crackling and popping sounds. I tried a few things already such as a system restore, uninstalling and reinstalling the Realtek drivers, a virus scan, even restarting my computer several times. Im still getting the crackling popping sounds coming from my speakers. Would this be a problem with the Realtek codec drivers or do I need to reset my laptop?