ESS Maestro3 Sound Blaster Compatible (WDM) Driver Download

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The Maestro3 Sound Blaster Compatible (WDM) 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. Visitors have downloaded this file "ES1980_XP1158.zip" 252 times with an aggregate rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 9 reviews. Visitors have successfully installed this driver on PCs running Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 1.7 MB.

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Supported Models

ESS Maestro3 PCI Audio (WDM)

ESS Maestro3 Sound Blaster Compatible (WDM)

Manufacturers

ESS

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

5.12.01.1158 (2001-10-30) via .inf

Uploaded By

DriverGuide (DG Staff Member) on 9-Jun-2004

How to Update ESS Maestro3 Sound Blaster Compatible (WDM) Device Drivers

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the ESS Maestro3 Sound Blaster Compatible (WDM) 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 Maestro3 Sound Blaster Compatible (WDM) 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

Installing your newly downloaded driver is a straightforward process. Windows provides a dedicated tool called Device Manager for this purpose. Follow these steps to update your driver:

  1. Access the Quick Access menu by right-clicking the Start button.

  2. From the menu options, choose "Device Manager".

  3. Within Device Manager, identify the device requiring the driver update.

  4. Open the context menu for the device by right-clicking its name.

  5. Select "Update driver" and proceed through the guided installation.

To complete the process, reboot your computer. This ensures the new driver is fully integrated into your system.

Regular driver updates contribute to optimal system performance and hardware compatibility.

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
allem3.cat 12 bytes 1 Mar 2000
layout.bin 441 bytes 18 Oct 2001
M3.inf 51.5 KB 30 Oct 2001
Setup.ini 395 bytes 18 Oct 2001
Setup.exe 127.5 KB 18 Oct 2001
ikernel.ex_ 339.6 KB 18 Oct 2001
data1.cab 1.2 MB 18 Oct 2001
data2.cab 512 bytes 18 Oct 2001
ES198X.sys 189.6 KB 18 Oct 2001
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