ESS Genius Sound Maker 18PnP Series Driver Download

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The Genius Sound Maker 18PnP Series 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 version of "" is rated (5 out of 5 stars) based on 450 downloads and 9 reviews. Our users report success installing this driver update on PCs running Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 529.4 KB.

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Supported Models

ESS ES1868 Control Interface

Genius Sound Maker 18PnP Series




Supported Operating Systems

Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT4, Windows ME, Windows 98SE, Windows 98, Windows 95

File Name

Uploaded By

zek (DG Member) on 5-Dec-2003

Ratings & Reviews

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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
ess1686/CDPLAYER.EX_ 18.7 KB 15 Jun 1996
ess1686/INSTALL.EXE 52.0 KB 15 Jun 1996
ess1686/ESSCTL.DL_ 24.8 KB 15 Jun 1996
ess1686/ESSCFG.INI 677 bytes 15 Jun 1996
ess1686/3DSOUND.EXE 2.4 KB 15 Jun 1996
ess1686/ESSSETUP.EXE 58.2 KB 15 Jun 1996
ess1686/MIDIPLAY.EX_ 13.5 KB 15 Jun 1996
ess1686/DAPLAYER.EX_ 28.1 KB 15 Jun 1996
ess1686/TEST.WA_ 5.9 KB 15 Jun 1996
ess1686/SETUP.EXE 10.1 KB 15 Jun 1996
ess1686/CTL3D.DL_ 11.9 KB 15 Jun 1996
ess1686/ESSSOFT.INI 5.5 KB 25 Oct 1996
ess1686/MSMIXMGR.DL_ 8.5 KB 15 Jun 1996
ess1686/WIN95DRV/ESSMPORT.DRV 11.3 KB 15 Jun 1996
ess1686/WIN95DRV/OEM.NEW 1.0 KB 15 Jun 1996
ess1686/WIN95DRV/ESSFM.DRV 19.1 KB 15 Jun 1996
ess1686/WIN95DRV/ESSMPU.DRV 10.4 KB 15 Jun 1996
ess1686/WIN95DRV/OEMSETUP.INF 36.6 KB 15 Jun 1996
ess1686/WIN95DRV/ESFM.DRV 21.0 KB 15 Jun 1996
ess1686/WIN95DRV/ES1868.DRV 60.6 KB 15 Jun 1996
ess1686/WIN95DRV/ES1868.VXD 41.6 KB 15 Jun 1996
ess1686/RECAPI.DL_ 6.0 KB 15 Jun 1996
ess1686/MIXERRAK.EX_ 13.7 KB 15 Jun 1996
ess1686/ESSVOL.EXE 12.4 KB 15 Jun 1996
ess1686/ES1868.COM 1.3 KB 15 Jun 1996
ess1686/ESSCTLRK.DL_ 24.9 KB 15 Jun 1996
ess1686/QX1868.EX_ 25.6 KB 15 Jun 1996
ess1686/AUDRACK.EX_ 14.7 KB 15 Jun 1996
ess1686/ESSCFG.EX_ 30.7 KB 15 Jun 1996
ess1686/AUDPLAY.DL_ 9.8 KB 15 Jun 1996
ess1686/BWCC.DL_ 61.0 KB 15 Jun 1996
ess1686/AUDDRIVE.IN_ 59 bytes 15 Jun 1996
ess1686/AUDIOREC.EX_ 72.8 KB 15 Jun 1996
ess1686/ESSCFG.EXE 30.7 KB 15 Jun 1996
ess1686/RECCTRAK.EX_ 14.8 KB 15 Jun 1996
ess1686/ESSTB.DL_ 6.8 KB 15 Jun 1996

How to Update Genius Sound Maker 18PnP Series Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the Genius Sound Maker 18PnP Series 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 Genius Sound Maker 18PnP Series 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.

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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