ESS Maestro3 PCI Audio (WDM) Driver Download (Official)

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The Maestro3 PCI (WDM) is an audio device manufactured by ESS. This driver fixes problems with no sound or static or distorted sound, and can unlock advanced features of your audio device. This driver - "ES1980_2K1166_Sign_573259.zip" - has been downloaded 272 times and is rated 5 out of 5 stars based on 9 reviews. The uploader reports that this update will work successfully on PCs running Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 1.7 MB.

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ESS Maestro3 PCI Audio (WDM) Automatic Driver Update Utility
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272 Downloads

Supported Models

MPU-401 Compatible MIDI Device

ESS Maestro3 PCI Audio (WDM)

ESS Maestro3 Sound Blaster Compatible (WDM)

Manufacturers

ESS

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

5.12.01.1166 (2002-01-17) via .inf

Uploaded By

DriverGuide (DG Staff Member) on 12-Sep-2003

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How to Update ESS Maestro3 PCI Audio (WDM) Device Drivers

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the ESS Maestro3 PCI Audio (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 ESS Maestro3 PCI Audio (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 ESS 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 ESS website. Most major device manufacturers update their drivers regularly.

Step 2 - Install Your Driver

After downloading your new driver, it's time to install it. For Windows users, the built-in Device Manager is your go-to tool for managing system devices and drivers. Here's how to use it:

  1. Right-click the Start button to open the Quick Access menu.

  2. Select "Device Manager" from the list of options.

  3. In the Device Manager window, locate the device that needs updating.

  4. Right-click on the device name and choose "Update driver" from the context menu.

  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.

Once the installation is complete, restart your computer to ensure the new driver is properly integrated and functional.

This simple process helps keep your system running smoothly and maintains compatibility with your hardware components.

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.

Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
allem3.cat 6.0 KB 21 Feb 2002
layout.bin 441 bytes 18 Oct 2001
M3.inf 170.4 KB 17 Jan 2002
Setup.ini 390 bytes 18 Oct 2001
Setup.exe 127.5 KB 18 Oct 2001
ikernel.ex_ 339.6 KB 18 Oct 2001
data1.cab 1.2 MB 18 Oct 2001
data2.cab 512 bytes 18 Oct 2001
ES198X.sys 189.6 KB 15 Jan 2002
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