ESS ES1980 Maestro-3 Driver Download (Official)

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The ES1980 Maestro-3 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 2,585 downloads and 18 reviews. It has been installed successfully by our users on PCs running Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 2.2 MB.

ESS ES1980 Maestro-3 Automatic Driver Update Utility
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Supported Models

ES1980 Maestro-3

ESS Maestro3 PCI Audio (WDM)

ESS Maestro3 Sound Blaster Compatible (WDM)



Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP

File Name

Versions (2002-01-17) via .inf

Additional Notes

ES1980 Maestro-3

ESS PCI Audio Chip

Windows XP (WDM)

Uploaded By

Vinod (DG Staff Member) on 22-May-2004

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How to Update ES1980 Maestro-3 Device Drivers

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the ES1980 Maestro-3 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 ES1980 Maestro-3 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.

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

Step 2 - Install Your Driver

After you get your new driver, you need to put it on your computer. On Windows, there's a tool called Device Manager that helps with this. It shows you all the parts of your computer and the drivers they use. To finish setting up the new driver, you'll probably need to turn your computer off and on again.

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.

Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date 16.6 KB 31 Jan 2002
layout.bin 435 bytes 29 Jan 2002
M3.inf 170.7 KB 17 Jan 2002
Setup.ini 614 bytes 29 Jan 2002
unncpy.exe 188.5 KB 29 Jan 2002
Setup.exe 54.8 KB 29 Jan 2002
ikernel.ex_ 340.9 KB 29 Jan 2002 1.7 MB 29 Jan 2002 512 bytes 29 Jan 2002
ES198X.sys 189.6 KB 15 Jan 2002
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