VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller (WDM) Driver Download

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The AC'97 Enhanced Audio (WDM) is a disk drive controller manufactured by VIA. This driver fixes problems with drive not found, slow or unreliable data transfer, intermittent connection or hardware conflicts. This update - "" - has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews, and has been downloaded 664 times. Compatibility for this driver update includes PCs running Windows operating systems such as Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 222.1 KB.

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Supported Models

VIA AC'97 Audio Controller (WDM)

VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller (WDM)



Supported Operating Systems

Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT4, Windows NT3.51, Windows ME, Windows 98SE, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows 3.1

File Name

Versions (2002-09-12) via .inf

Uploaded By

DriverGuide (DG Staff Member) on 11-Sep-2003

Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
WIN98SE/viaudio.sys 64.1 KB 16 Sep 2002
WIN98SE/viacomp.inf 22.8 KB 16 Sep 2002
WIN98SE/VIAUDIO.inf 24.1 KB 25 Sep 2002
WIN98SE/VIAUDOEM.INF 58.8 KB 25 Sep 2002
WIN2000/ 57.2 KB 24 Sep 2002
WIN2000/viaudio.sys 64.1 KB 16 Sep 2002
WIN2000/viacomp.inf 22.8 KB 16 Sep 2002
WIN2000/VIAUDIO.inf 24.1 KB 16 Sep 2002
WIN2000/VIAUDOEM.INF 58.8 KB 16 Sep 2002
WINME/ 57.2 KB 24 Sep 2002
WINME/viaudio.sys 64.1 KB 16 Sep 2002
WINME/viacomp.inf 22.8 KB 16 Sep 2002
WINME/VIAUDIO.inf 24.1 KB 16 Sep 2002
WINME/VIAUDOEM.INF 58.8 KB 16 Sep 2002
WINXP/ 57.2 KB 24 Sep 2002
WINXP/viaudio.sys 64.1 KB 16 Sep 2002
WINXP/viacomp.inf 22.8 KB 16 Sep 2002
WINXP/VIAUDIO.inf 24.1 KB 16 Sep 2002
WINXP/VIAUDOEM.INF 58.8 KB 16 Sep 2002

How to Update VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller (WDM) Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller (WDM) driver, click the green download button above. After you complete your download, move on to Step 2.

If the driver listed is not the right version or operating system, search our driver archive for the correct version. Enter VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller (WDM) into the search box above and then submit. In the results, choose the best match for your PC and operating system.

Tech Tip: If you are having trouble deciding which is the right driver, try the VIA Driver Update Utility. It is a software utility which automatically finds and downloads the right driver.

To find the newest driver, you may need to visit the VIA website. Most major device manufacturers update their drivers regularly.

Step 2 - Install Your Driver

Once you have downloaded your new driver, you'll need to install it. In Windows, use a built-in utility called Device Manager, which allows you to see all of the devices recognized by your system, and the drivers associated with them.

How to Open Device Manager

  • In Windows 11, Windows 10 & Windows 8.1, right-click the Start menu and select Device Manager

  • In Windows 8, swipe up from the bottom, or right-click anywhere on the desktop and choose "All Apps" -> swipe or scroll right and choose "Control Panel" (under Windows System section) -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows 7, click Start -> Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager

  • In Windows Vista, click Start -> Control Panel -> System and Maintenance -> Device Manager

  • In Windows XP, click Start -> Control Panel -> Performance and Maintenance -> System -> Hardware tab -> Device Manager button

How to Install a driver from Device Manager

  1. Locate the device and model that is having the issue and double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  2. Select the Driver tab.

  3. Click the Update Driver button and follow the instructions.

In most cases, you will need to reboot your computer in order for the driver update to take effect.

Tech Tip: Driver downloads and updates come in a variety of file formats with different file extensions. For example, you may have downloaded an EXE, INF, ZIP, or SYS file. Each file type has a slighty different installation procedure to follow.

For more help, visit our Driver Support Page for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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