ESS ES1868 Plug and Play AudioDrive Driver Download

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Supported Models

ESS ES488 AudioDrive

ESS ES1488 AudioDrive

ESS ES1688 AudioDrive

ESS ES1688 AudioDrive DMA Emulation

ESS ES1688 Plug and Play AudioDrive

ESS ES1788 AudioDrive

ESS ES1788 AudioDrive DMA Emulation



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

Uploaded By

DriverGuide (DG Staff Member) on 8-Feb-2005

Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
DISK.ID 291 bytes 21 Jun 1996
WINNT/MIDIMAP.CFG 44.8 KB 25 Jan 1996
WINNT/AUDDRIVE.SYS 88.0 KB 15 Mar 1996
WINNT/ESFM.DLL 100.4 KB 15 Mar 1996
WINNT/OEMSETUP.INF 228 bytes 15 Mar 1996
WIN95/ES488.VXD 22.2 KB 30 May 1996
WIN95/ES1888.VXD 32.9 KB 30 May 1996
WIN95/ES1688.VXD 34.4 KB 30 May 1996
WIN95/ESSMPORT.DRV 11.3 KB 30 May 1996
WIN95/ES1888.DRV 62.2 KB 30 May 1996
WIN95/README.TXT 925 bytes 6 Jun 1996
WIN95/ES1488.DRV 50.3 KB 30 May 1996
WIN95/ES1488.VXD 22.2 KB 30 May 1996
WIN95/ESSFM.DRV 19.1 KB 30 May 1996
WIN95/ES1688.DRV 60.1 KB 30 May 1996
WIN95/ES1878.DRV 62.4 KB 30 May 1996
WIN95/ESSMPU.DRV 10.4 KB 30 May 1996
WIN95/ES488.DRV 40.1 KB 30 May 1996
WIN95/ES688.DRV 56.4 KB 30 May 1996
WIN95/ES1788.DRV 61.4 KB 30 May 1996
WIN95/ES1878.VXD 31.4 KB 30 May 1996
WIN95/ES688.VXD 29.3 KB 30 May 1996
WIN95/ES1788.VXD 34.4 KB 30 May 1996
WIN95/OEMSETUP.INF 38.1 KB 30 May 1996
WIN95/ESFM.DRV 21.0 KB 30 May 1996
WIN95/ES1868.DRV 61.5 KB 30 May 1996
WIN95/ES1868.VXD 31.4 KB 30 May 1996
938WIN95/CTRL938.EXE 21.5 KB 26 Mar 1996
938WIN95/ESSCTL32.DLL 168.4 KB 19 Mar 1996

How to Update ESS ES1868 Plug and Play AudioDrive Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the ESS ES1868 Plug and Play AudioDrive driver, click the green download button above. After you complete your download, move on to Step 2.

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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.

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