The ES488 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 "Ess_AudioDrive.exe" 21,007 times with an aggregate rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 182 reviews. Our users report success installing this driver update on PCs running Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 1.1 MB.
Windows 2003, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows NT4, Windows NT3.51, Windows ME, Windows 98SE, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows 3.1
Self-extracting archive for AudioDrive sound card models ES488, 688, 888, 1488, 1688, 1788, 1888, 1868, 1878. Includes drivers, DOS utility and AudioRack software.
AudioRack software consists of a CD player, MIDI player, wavesound player/recorder and volume controls.
The recording capability of my ES1868 Plug and Play AudioDrive sound card did not worked with the driver included with Windows 98, so I had to install this driver's version (which came in a floppy disk with my system's sound card) in order to record wavesounds properly.
Y. B. (DG Member) on 17-Mar-2000
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The following files are found inside the driver download file.
|WIN31DRV/ESSSET/ESSSET.HI_||24.1 KB||12 Mar 1996|
|WIN31DRV/ESSSET/ES1868.CO_||1.2 KB||12 Mar 1996|
|WIN31DRV/ESSSET/VOLAPI.DL_||6.4 KB||25 Jul 1995|
|WIN31DRV/ESSSET/AUDDRIVE.HL_||6.5 KB||10 Jan 1995|
|WIN31DRV/ESSSET/CONFIG.INI||244 bytes||17 Jan 1996|
|WIN31DRV/ESSSET/ES1868WN.DR_||45.9 KB||14 Mar 1996|
|WIN31DRV/ESSSET/ES1868WN.38_||12.8 KB||12 Mar 1996|
|WIN31DRV/ESSSET/ESSDAEMN.EX_||3.5 KB||7 Mar 1995|
|WIN31DRV/ESSSET/ESSCFG.IN_||219 bytes||5 Jan 1996|
|WIN31DRV/ESSSET/MIDIMAP.CF_||7.8 KB||14 Jan 1995|
|WIN31DRV/ESSSET/MIDIMAP3.CF_||7.8 KB||14 Jan 1995|
|WIN31DRV/ESSSET/ESSVOL.EX_||8.6 KB||3 Feb 1995|
|WIN31DRV/ESSSET/ESSCFG.EX_||20.6 KB||12 Mar 1996|
|WIN31DRV/ESSSET/AUDMPU.DR_||7.9 KB||12 Mar 1996|
|WIN31DRV/ESSSET/AUDMPU.HL_||5.8 KB||15 Feb 1995|
|WIN31DRV/ESSSETUP.EXE||40.1 KB||12 Mar 1996|
|WIN31DRV/SETUP.EXE||10.1 KB||13 Feb 1995|
|WIN31DRV/ESSSOFT.INI||241 bytes||11 Dec 1995|
|WIN31DRV/MSMIXMGR.DL_||8.5 KB||14 Jun 1994|
|ARACK31/CDPLAYER.EX_||18.7 KB||14 May 1996|
|ARACK31/ESSSET/CONFIG.INI||75 bytes||14 May 1996|
|ARACK31/VOLAPI.DL_||6.4 KB||14 May 1996|
|ARACK31/ESSSETUP.EXE||35.2 KB||14 May 1996|
|ARACK31/MIDIPLAY.EX_||13.5 KB||14 May 1996|
|ARACK31/DAPLAYER.EX_||28.1 KB||14 May 1996|
|ARACK31/SETUP.EXE||10.1 KB||14 May 1996|
|ARACK31/CTL3D.DL_||11.9 KB||14 May 1996|
|ARACK31/ESSSOFT.INI||3.0 KB||14 May 1996|
|ARACK31/MSMIXMGR.DL_||8.5 KB||14 May 1996|
|ARACK31/RECAPI.DL_||6.0 KB||14 May 1996|
|ARACK31/AUDDRIVE.INI||40 bytes||14 May 1996|
|ARACK31/MIXERRAK.EX_||13.8 KB||14 May 1996|
|ARACK31/AUDIOREC.HL_||11.7 KB||14 May 1996|
|ARACK31/AUDDRV.WAV||47.6 KB||14 May 1996|
|ARACK31/ESSCTLRK.DL_||24.9 KB||14 May 1996|
|ARACK31/AUDRACK.EX_||14.7 KB||14 May 1996|
|ARACK31/AUDIOREC.EX_||72.9 KB||14 May 1996|
|ARACK31/AUDRACK.HL_||27.0 KB||14 May 1996|
|ARACK31/RECCTRAK.EX_||14.7 KB||14 May 1996|
|ARACK31/ESSTB.DL_||6.8 KB||14 May 1996|
|WIN95DRV/ESSMPORT.DRV||11.3 KB||10 Apr 1996|
|WIN95DRV/ESSFM.DRV||19.1 KB||22 Mar 1996|
|WIN95DRV/ESSMPU.DRV||10.4 KB||16 Apr 1996|
|WIN95DRV/OEMSETUP.INF||36.4 KB||22 Mar 1996|
|WIN95DRV/ESFM.DRV||21.0 KB||16 Apr 1996|
|WIN95DRV/ES1868.DRV||60.6 KB||16 Apr 1996|
|WIN95DRV/ES1868.VXD||41.6 KB||16 Apr 1996|
|WIN_NT/WINNT35.EXE||84.2 KB||21 Jun 1996|
|DOS/INSTALL.EXE||40.0 KB||7 May 1996|
|DOS/INSTALL.INI||536 bytes||3 Jun 1996|
|DOS/ESSVOL.EXE||12.4 KB||1 Apr 1996|
|DOS/ES1868.COM||1.3 KB||9 Apr 1996|
|DOS/ESSCFG.EXE||34.9 KB||1 Feb 1996|
|ARACK32/VOLAPI32.DL_||4.2 KB||1 Apr 1996|
|ARACK32/CDPLAYER.EX_||28.7 KB||4 Jan 1996|
|ARACK32/RECAPI32.DL_||3.5 KB||1 Apr 1996|
|ARACK32/ESSSET/CONFIG.INI||77 bytes||1 Apr 1996|
|ARACK32/ESSSETUP.EXE||35.3 KB||5 Sep 1995|
|ARACK32/MIDIPLAY.EX_||21.1 KB||4 Jan 1996|
|ARACK32/ESSCTL32.DL_||26.4 KB||8 Jan 1996|
|ARACK32/DAPLAYER.EX_||35.5 KB||4 Jan 1996|
|ARACK32/SETUP.EXE||10.1 KB||1 Apr 1996|
|ARACK32/CTL3D.DL_||11.9 KB||1 Apr 1996|
|ARACK32/ESSSOFT.INI||2.8 KB||1 Apr 1996|
|ARACK32/AUDDRIVE.INI||40 bytes||1 Apr 1996|
|ARACK32/MIXERRAK.EX_||20.0 KB||4 Jan 1996|
|ARACK32/AUDIOREC.HL_||11.7 KB||1 Apr 1996|
|ARACK32/AUDDRV.WAV||47.6 KB||13 Feb 1995|
|ARACK32/AUDRACK.EX_||17.6 KB||4 Jan 1996|
|ARACK32/AUDIOREC.EX_||72.8 KB||8 Jan 1996|
|ARACK32/AUDRACK.HL_||26.4 KB||8 Jan 1996|
|ARACK32/RECCTRAK.EX_||20.6 KB||4 Jan 1996|
|ARACK32/ESSTB.DL_||6.8 KB||1 Apr 1996|
To get the ES488 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 ES488 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.
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.
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
Locate the device and model that is having the issue and double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.
Select the Driver tab.
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.