ESS Maestro-2EM ES1978MS audio + ES56CVH-PI Modem (ES56CVH-PI) Driver Download (Official)

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The Maestro-2EM ES1978MS audio + ES56CVH-PI Modem (ES56CVH-PI) is a modem manufactured by ESS. If you cannot connect to the network, or have slow transfer speeds or intermittent disconnection problems, you may need to update your modem driver or firmware. This update - "M2EM_XP_2188h029.ZIP" - has an average rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 11 reviews, and has been downloaded 705 times. Visitors have successfully installed this driver on PCs running Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 1.1 MB.

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Supported Models

Maestro-2EM ES1978MS audio + ES56CVH-PI Modem (ES56CVH-PI)

ESS ES56CVH-PI Data Fax Voice Modem

ESS Maestro2E MPU-401 Compatible (WDM)

ESS Maestro2E PCI AudioDrive (WDM)

ESS Maestro2E Sound Blaster Compatible (WDM)



Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP

File Name

Versions (2000-02-24) via .inf
4.43.029 (2001-12-14) via .inf

Additional Notes

ESS PCI Audio/Modem Combo

Windows XP (WDM)

Uploaded By

Vinod (DG Staff Member) on 28-May-2004

Ratings & Reviews

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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
layout.bin 441 bytes 14 Dec 2001
Setup.ini 144 bytes 14 Dec 2001 17.5 KB 14 Dec 2001
Es56cvhp.sys 560.5 KB 14 Dec 2001 17.5 KB 14 Dec 2001
Setup.exe 35.8 KB 14 Dec 2001
ikernel.ex_ 256.3 KB 14 Dec 2001
Mdmm2em.inf 15.8 KB 14 Dec 2001
Wdma_es2.inf 21.5 KB 5 Feb 2002 559.8 KB 14 Dec 2001 512 bytes 14 Dec 2001
vssver.scc 256 bytes 14 Dec 2001
Maestro.sys 48.0 KB 14 Dec 2001

How to Update Maestro-2EM ES1978MS audio + ES56CVH-PI Modem (ES56CVH-PI) Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the Maestro-2EM ES1978MS audio + ES56CVH-PI Modem (ES56CVH-PI) 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 Maestro-2EM ES1978MS audio + ES56CVH-PI Modem (ES56CVH-PI) 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.

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.

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.

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