Compaq ESS Allegro PCI Audio (WDM) Driver Download

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The ESS Allegro PCI Audio (WDM) is an audio device manufactured by Compaq. This driver fixes problems with no sound or static or distorted sound, and can unlock advanced features of your audio device. This version of "ES1988_XP1167_Sign_571437.zip" has been downloaded 25,587 times with a user rating of 5 out of 5 stars, based on 150 reviews. It has been installed successfully by our users on PCs running Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 1.7 MB.

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25,587 Downloads

Supported Models

ESS Allegro on-board audio

ESS Allegro PCI Audio (WDM)

ESS Allegro Sound Blaster Compatible (WDM)

Manufacturers

Compaq

ESS

Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP

File Name

Versions

5.12.01.1167 (2002-02-08) via .inf

Additional Notes

This driver is for the built-in sound found on compaq presario 7500 series motherboard.

ESS Allegro on-board audio ES1989S chipset.

The driver is from www.esstech.com

Uploaded By

Frederick King (DG Member) on 30-Jan-2004

Most Helpful Reviews

 
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
bluecookies
Tested on Windows XP
1 Nov 2009
(34 minutes after download)
 

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"works 100% for ES1989S on my XP SP2

thanks"

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
AJ
Tested on Windows XP
11 Mar 2007
 

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 3 out of 5
Compatibility: 3 out of 5
 
"Driver was welcomed with opened arms... thanks DG for having this driver available"
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Dwayne
Tested on Windows 2000 Professional
28 Dec 2005
 

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"Easy install- includes setup.exe; works with Win2000 Professional- several others didn't"
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Allan Ventura
Tested on Windows XP
8 Feb 2013
(2 years after download)
 

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"I install drivers with no hassle!"
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Step 2 - Install Your Driver

After downloading the new driver, proceed with installation. On Windows, use the built-in Device Manager utility to manage your system's devices and drivers. To access it:

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  2. Select "Device Manager" from the menu

  3. Locate the device needing the update

  4. Right-click the device and choose "Update driver"

  5. Follow the on-screen prompts to install

Once complete, restart your computer to ensure the new driver is fully implemented and functioning properly.

This process helps maintain your system's performance and compatibility with various hardware components.

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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
allem3.cat 16.9 KB 13 Feb 2002
layout.bin 441 bytes 18 Oct 2001
Setup.ini 389 bytes 18 Oct 2001
A1.inf 208.6 KB 8 Feb 2002
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 16 Jan 2002
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