Realtek AC97 Audio Driver Download

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Realtek AC97 Audio Driver Download
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Supported Models

Realtek AC'97 Audio Driver

Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller Driver

Realtek AC97 Audio Driver

Realtek AC97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller Driver

Manufacturers

RealTek

Supported Operating Systems

Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT4, Windows ME, Windows 98SE, Windows 98, Windows 95

File Name

via_chipset_AC_97_sound_driver.ZIP (3.3 MB)

Versions

v A3.355.10.00.4050 (2002-10-16) via .inf

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Uploader Notes

This comes from the system drivers disc for an MSI M/B with Via chipset

Uploaded By

Biffo1262 (DG Member) on 1-Oct-2004

Most Helpful Reviews

 
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful:
johnny bacon
Tested on Windows 98SE
10 Jul 2007
 

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"Loaded first go on a Gigabyte Board and does not include AvRack"
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
netto
Tested on Windows XP
8 Sep 2008
(4 minutes after download)
 

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 4 out of 5
 
"Realtek AC'97 for VIA Ok!!!!"
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful:
kiran

30 Aug 2007
 

Installation:  out of 5
Stability:  out of 5
Compatibility:  out of 5
 
"hai this is good working"
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
Mich
Tested on Windows 2000 Professional
18 Apr 2006
 

Installation: 3 out of 5
Stability: 4 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"It is very recommended if you have this video card, but only y you are sure what are you doing."
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Annie
Tested on Windows XP
6 Jun 2009
(2 months after download)
 

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
 
"Excellent driver, easy and fast install, and works just right, although I had quite a job finding the right one for onboard sound."
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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
ALC101/layout.bin 422 bytes 17 Oct 2002
ALC101/ALCUPD.EXE 208.9 KB 21 Oct 2002
ALC101/Setup.ini 2.1 KB 17 Oct 2002
ALC101/README.TXT 10.0 KB 24 Oct 2002
ALC101/ALCXDEV.EXE 31.3 KB 21 Oct 2002
ALC101/wdm/ALSndMgr.cpl 1.4 MB 16 Oct 2002
ALC101/wdm/alsndmgr.wav 141.0 KB 5 Feb 2002
ALC101/wdm/Alcxwdm1.inf 61.4 KB 16 Oct 2002
ALC101/wdm/Alcxwdm0.inf 63.7 KB 16 Oct 2002
ALC101/wdm/Alcxwdm.inf 22.2 KB 24 Oct 2002
ALC101/wdm/Alcxwdm2.inf 26.7 KB 16 Oct 2002
ALC101/wdm/Alcxwdm.cat 170.1 KB 23 Oct 2002
ALC101/wdm/ALCXWDM.SYS 947.9 KB 16 Oct 2002
ALC101/wdm/SoundMan.exe 47.1 KB 16 Oct 2002
ALC101/ALCCHKID.EXE 110.6 KB 21 Oct 2002
ALC101/Setup.exe 139.3 KB 10 Jan 2000
ALC101/ikernel.ex_ 258.5 KB 2 Jan 2000
ALC101/ALCRMV9X.EXE 127.0 KB 21 Oct 2002
ALC101/SetCDfmt.exe 23.6 KB 3 Dec 2001
ALC101/data1.cab 905.6 KB 17 Oct 2002
ALC101/ALCRMV.EXE 131.1 KB 17 Oct 2002
ALC101/data2.cab 512 bytes 17 Oct 2002
ALC101/win98gold/alcxwdm.sys 333.2 KB 17 Oct 2002
ALC101/win98gold/ALSndMgr.cpl 1.4 MB 16 Oct 2002
ALC101/win98gold/alsndmgr.wav 141.0 KB 5 Feb 2002
ALC101/win98gold/Alcxwdm.inf 22.2 KB 17 Oct 2002
ALC101/win98gold/SoundMan.exe 47.1 KB 16 Oct 2002

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  • 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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