Compaq VIA MIDI External Port Driver Download

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The VIA MIDI External Port 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 "" has been downloaded 7,776 times with a user rating of 5 out of 5 stars, based on 52 reviews. Visitors have successfully installed this driver on PCs running Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 1.6 MB.

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Supported Models

1600 XL146

VIA Game Port Joystick

VIA Gameport Joystick

VIA MIDI External Port

VIA PCI Audio Controller (WDM)

VIA PCI Audio controller

VIA Sound System

VIA internal FM Synthesis




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 (1999-10-29) via .inf

Additional Notes

Audio driver for all compaq presario notbook models using the via chipset. 1600,1200 XL...

If your display adapter is trident xxx

then you have to try this one

Uploaded By

Dirk Kussener (DG Member) on 18-Jul-2000

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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
WIN98SE/VIAUDIO.SYS 34.6 KB 29 Oct 1999
WIN98SE/VIAUDIO.INF 13.1 KB 29 Oct 1999
_SYS1.CAB 175.5 KB 29 Oct 1999
SETUP.LID 49 bytes 29 Oct 1999
LINUX/CALDERA/68CLA22.GZ 28.7 KB 29 Oct 1999
LINUX/REDHAT/68RHT60.GZ 29.8 KB 29 Oct 1999
SETUP.INS 81.0 KB 29 Oct 1999
WINNT40/VIAUDIO.SYS 153.9 KB 29 Oct 1999
WINNT40/VIAMIDI.DLL 17.9 KB 29 Oct 1999
WINNT40/VIAUDIO.DLL 97.3 KB 29 Oct 1999
WINNT40/OEMSETUP.INF 283 bytes 29 Oct 1999
WIN2000/VIAUDIO.SYS 34.6 KB 29 Oct 1999
WIN2000/VIAUDIO.INF 13.1 KB 29 Oct 1999
_ISDEL.EXE 27.6 KB 29 Oct 1999
WIN9X/VIAUDIO.INF 8.4 KB 29 Oct 1999
WIN9X/VIAFM.DRV 21.2 KB 29 Oct 1999
WIN9X/VIAMIDI.DRV 9.6 KB 29 Oct 1999
WIN9X/VIAUDIO.VXD 144.2 KB 29 Oct 1999
WIN9X/VIAWAVE.DRV 61.8 KB 29 Oct 1999
OS.DAT 450 bytes 29 Oct 1999
SETUP.EXE 73.7 KB 29 Oct 1999
DATA1.CAB 469 bytes 29 Oct 1999
DATA.TAG 137 bytes 29 Oct 1999
LAYOUT.BIN 609 bytes 29 Oct 1999
LANG.DAT 23.7 KB 29 Oct 1999
DOS/VIAUDIO.COM 359 bytes 29 Oct 1999
DOS/INSTALL.EXE 159.7 KB 29 Oct 1999
DOS/DOS4GW.EXE 265.4 KB 29 Oct 1999
SETUP.INI 59 bytes 29 Oct 1999
_SETUP.DLL 34.8 KB 29 Oct 1999
WDM.BAT 16 bytes 29 Oct 1999
_USER1.CAB 19.5 KB 29 Oct 1999
_INST32I.EX_ 296.7 KB 29 Oct 1999

How to Update VIA MIDI External Port Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

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To find the newest driver, you may need to visit the Compaq website. Most major device manufacturers update their drivers regularly.

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.

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