ESS ES1688 AudioDrive DMA Emulation Driver Download

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The ES1688 AudioDrive DMA Emulation is a removable drive manufactured by ESS. This version of "" has been downloaded 24 times with a user rating of 4 out of 5 stars, based on 5 reviews. The uploader reports that this update will work successfully on PCs running Windows Vista and Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 2.3 MB.

5 Ratings

Supported Models

ES488 AudioDrive

ES1488 AudioDrive

ES1688 AudioDrive

ES1688 AudioDrive DMA Emulation

ES1688 Plug and Play AudioDrive

ES1788 AudioDrive

ES1788 AudioDrive DMA Emulation



Supported Operating Systems

Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows 2003 (64 bit), Windows XP, Windows XP (64 bit), 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 30-Aug-2005

Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
ESS1868.SWT/ARACK32/AUDDRIVE.INI 516 bytes 10 Sep 1996
ESS1868.SWT/ARACK32/DATA.1 560.2 KB 21 Aug 1997
ESS1868.SWT/ARACK32/DISK1.ID 3 bytes 1 May 1995
ESS1868.SWT/ARACK32/README.TXT 2.8 KB 21 Aug 1997
ESS1868.SWT/ARACK32/SETUP.EXE 47.1 KB 16 Aug 1995
ESS1868.SWT/ARACK32/SETUP.INS 6.5 KB 21 Aug 1997
ESS1868.SWT/ARACK32/SETUP.PKG 426 bytes 21 Aug 1997
ESS1868.SWT/ARACK32/UNINST.EXE 152.6 KB 18 May 1995
ESS1868.SWT/ARACK32/_INST32I.EX_ 296.0 KB 16 Aug 1995
ESS1868.SWT/ARACK32/_ISDEL.EXE 7.7 KB 6 Aug 1995
ESS1868.SWT/ARACK32/_SETUP.DLL 9.7 KB 12 Jun 1995
ESS1868.SWT/ARACK32/_SETUP.LIB 43.5 KB 11 Apr 1996
ESS1868.SWT/README/1868.DOC 8.9 MB 18 Mar 1998
ESS1868.SWT/WIN95/ES1868.DRV 74.8 KB 8 Aug 1997
ESS1868.SWT/WIN95/ES1868.VXD 35.0 KB 8 Aug 1997
ESS1868.SWT/WIN95/ESFM.DRV 21.0 KB 29 Jul 1997
ESS1868.SWT/WIN95/ESSDM.VXD 85.6 KB 8 Aug 1997
ESS1868.SWT/WIN95/ESSMPU.DRV 10.4 KB 29 Jul 1997
ESS1868.SWT/WIN95/ESSSWT.DAT 60.0 KB 5 Jun 1997
ESS1868.SWT/WIN95/ESSSWT.DLS 1.1 MB 15 Aug 1997
ESS1868.SWT/WIN95/ESSSWT.DRV 6.8 KB 29 Jul 1997
ESS1868.SWT/WIN95/ESSSWT.VXD 77.0 KB 29 Jul 1997
ESS1868.SWT/WIN95/OEMSETUP.INF 47.6 KB 24 Oct 1997
ESS1868.SWT/WIN95/README.TXT 2.6 KB 29 Aug 1997

How to Update ES1688 AudioDrive DMA Emulation Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

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  • 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

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  2. Select the Driver tab.

  3. Click the Update Driver button and follow the instructions.

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