ECS Sound Driver Download

20 Ratings

Supported Models

Sound Driver

Avance AC'97 Audio Driver

Version 3.31 Driver

alc202a 331 Driver



Avance Logic

Supported Operating Systems

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

File Name

Versions (2002-09-27) via .inf

Uploader Notes

RealTek ALC 202A Audio Driver [3.31]

Uploaded By

Sheik (DG Staff Member) on 24-Apr-2004

Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
layout.bin 422 bytes 14 Oct 2002
ALCUPD.EXE 208.9 KB 14 Oct 2002
Setup.ini 2.1 KB 14 Oct 2002
README.TXT 2.5 KB 14 Oct 2002
ALCXDEV.EXE 33.3 KB 14 Oct 2002
Win98 Patch/Readme.txt 64 bytes 18 Oct 2002
Win98 Patch/Patch-SPDIF.EXE 377.5 KB 18 Oct 2002
wdm/alcxwdm.sys 329.2 KB 14 Oct 2002
wdm/ 9.7 KB 14 Oct 2002
wdm/ALSNDMGR.WAV 141.0 KB 14 Oct 2002
wdm/ALSndMgr.cpl 1.2 MB 14 Oct 2002
wdm/Alcxwdm.inf 22.9 KB 14 Oct 2002
wdm/Soundman.exe 46.6 KB 14 Oct 2002
ALCCHKID.EXE 114.7 KB 14 Oct 2002
Setup.exe 139.3 KB 14 Oct 2002
ikernel.ex_ 258.5 KB 14 Oct 2002
config/ALCXINIT.DAT 584 bytes 17 Oct 2002
ALCRMV9X.EXE 131.1 KB 14 Oct 2002
SetCDfmt.exe 23.6 KB 14 Oct 2002 905.5 KB 14 Oct 2002
ALCRMV.EXE 135.2 KB 14 Oct 2002 512 bytes 14 Oct 2002

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Step 1 - Download Your Driver

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  • 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.

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