Acer Avance AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller Driver Download

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The Avance AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller is an audio device manufactured by Acer. This driver fixes problems with no sound or static or distorted sound, and can unlock advanced features of your audio device. This update - "" - has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 27 reviews, and has been downloaded 3,451 times. It has been installed successfully by our users on PCs running Windows 7 and Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 2.6 MB.

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Supported Models

Most Pavilion Models

Avance AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller

Avance AC97 Audio



Avance Logic

Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows 98SE

File Name

Versions (2002-02-04) via .inf (2002-04-04) via .inf (2002-05-30) via .inf

Additional Notes

Download to a directory and install with the 'Setup' icon. It will do the rest.

Uploaded By

Paul (DG Member) on 7-Apr-2004

Most Helpful Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Tested on Windows XP
3 Apr 2013
(3 years after download)

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
"excellent! worked very well! ty"
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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
layout.bin 422 bytes 11 Jun 2002
ALCUPD.EXE 208.9 KB 23 Apr 2002
Setup.ini 2.0 KB 9 May 2002
README.TXT 7.7 KB 11 Jun 2002
ALCXDEV.EXE 33.3 KB 23 Apr 2002
wdm/alcxwdm.sys 654.5 KB 30 May 2002
wdm/ALSndMgr.cpl 618.0 KB 27 May 2002
wdm/alsndmgr.wav 141.0 KB 5 Feb 2002
wdm/alcxwdm.inf 21.1 KB 8 Feb 2002
wdm/Alcxwdm1.inf 57.8 KB 30 May 2002
wdm/Alcxwdm0.inf 45.9 KB 30 May 2002
wdm/ 127.4 KB 10 Jun 2002
wdm/Soundman.exe 46.6 KB 21 Mar 2002
ALCCHKID.EXE 114.7 KB 23 Apr 2002
Setup.exe 139.3 KB 10 Jan 2000
ikernel.ex_ 340.9 KB 11 Apr 2001
ALCRMV9X.EXE 131.1 KB 23 Apr 2002
SetCDfmt.exe 23.6 KB 3 Dec 2001 857.2 KB 11 Jun 2002
ALCRMV.EXE 135.2 KB 23 Apr 2002 512 bytes 11 Jun 2002
win98gold/alcxwdm.sys 255.5 KB 4 Apr 2002
win98gold/ALSndMgr.cpl 617.0 KB 6 May 2002
win98gold/alsndmgr.wav 141.0 KB 5 Feb 2002
win98gold/alcxwdm.inf 22.2 KB 10 May 2002
win98gold/Soundman.exe 46.6 KB 21 Mar 2002

How to Update Avance AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

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