ForteMedia FM801 PCI Audio (WDM) Driver Download

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The FM801 PCI Audio (WDM) is an audio device manufactured by ForteMedia. This driver fixes problems with no sound or static or distorted sound, and can unlock advanced features of your audio device. This update - "win2k-xp-eng.exe" - has an average rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 234 reviews, and has been downloaded 58,059 times. It has been installed successfully by our users on PCs running Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 2.0 MB.

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Supported Models


FM801 Legacy Joystick

FM801 PCI Audio (WDM)

FM801 PCI Joystick Controller



Supported Operating Systems

Windows XP

File Name


5.00.1319.200 (1999-11-08) via .inf

Additional Notes

FM801 Drivers for winxp

self extract to folder then click setup.exe in that folder.

Uploaded By

TMC (DG Member) on 11-Mar-2003

Most Helpful Reviews

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Tested on Windows NT 3.x
7 Sep 2006

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 3 out of 5
Compatibility: 2 out of 5
"stil I can't find a propelly for my sp-801"
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Tested on Windows XP
16 Feb 2005

Installation: 4 out of 5
Stability: 3 out of 5
Compatibility: 2 out of 5
"For some reason, after i installed the driver only one speaker works. I know that it is not my sound card or speakers as I had just taken them from another pc in which they worked fine. I checked the system volume and balance of the speakers to confirm that it was set up correctly. I am going to try another compatible driver to see if that fixes the problem, As I can only
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How to Update FM801 PCI Audio (WDM) Device Drivers

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the FM801 PCI Audio (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 ForteMedia FM801 PCI Audio (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 ForteMedia Driver Update Utility. It is a software utility which automatically finds and downloads the right driver.

To find the newest driver, you may need to visit the ForteMedia website. Most major device manufacturers update their drivers regularly.

Step 2 - Install Your Driver

After downloading your new driver, it's time to install it. For Windows users, the built-in Device Manager is your go-to tool for managing system devices and drivers. Here's how to use it:

  1. Right-click the Start button to open the Quick Access menu.

  2. Select "Device Manager" from the list of options.

  3. In the Device Manager window, locate the device that needs updating.

  4. Right-click on the device name and choose "Update driver" from the context menu.

  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.

Once the installation is complete, restart your computer to ensure the new driver is properly integrated and functional.

This simple process helps keep your system running smoothly and maintains compatibility with your hardware components.

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
win2k-xp-eng/_SYS1.CAB 203.9 KB 5 Mar 1999
win2k-xp-eng/CENTER.WAV 107.6 KB 27 Feb 1999
win2k-xp-eng/SETUP.LID 49 bytes 5 Mar 1999
win2k-xp-eng/SETUP.INS 58.8 KB 8 Oct 1999
win2k-xp-eng/Wdma_fmd.in_ 22.1 KB 15 May 2001
win2k-xp-eng/FMCTRL.EXE 270.3 KB 20 Aug 2001
win2k-xp-eng/_ISDEL.EXE 8.7 KB 28 Jan 1998
win2k-xp-eng/FLEFT.WAV 128.8 KB 27 Feb 1999
win2k-xp-eng/FMEDIA.CPL 29.7 KB 29 Oct 1999
win2k-xp-eng/OS.DAT 417 bytes 7 May 1997
win2k-xp-eng/FMJOYD.VXD 6.9 KB 13 May 2000
win2k-xp-eng/SETUP.EXE 60.4 KB 23 Jan 1998
win2k-xp-eng/FMPNP.SYS 5.8 KB 30 May 2000
win2k-xp-eng/SUBW.WAV 101.0 KB 27 Feb 1999
win2k-xp-eng/FMD_111.CAT 4 bytes 16 Oct 1999
win2k-xp-eng/Wdma_fmd.inf 23.8 KB 15 May 2001
win2k-xp-eng/DATA1.CAB 16.9 KB 5 Mar 1999
win2k-xp-eng/RLEFT.WAV 89.1 KB 27 Feb 1999
win2k-xp-eng/FRIGHT.WAV 121.5 KB 27 Feb 1999
win2k-xp-eng/DATA.TAG 132 bytes 5 Mar 1999
win2k-xp-eng/LAYOUT.BIN 334 bytes 5 Mar 1999
win2k-xp-eng/LANG.DAT 4.5 KB 21 Oct 1997
win2k-xp-eng/SOUNDCFG.INI 1.2 KB 2 Nov 2001
win2k-xp-eng/SETUP.INI 551 bytes 30 May 2000
win2k-xp-eng/_SETUP.DLL 11.3 KB 24 Jan 1998
win2k-xp-eng/FMJOY.SYS 9.7 KB 2 Nov 2001
win2k-xp-eng/RIGHT.WAV 68.1 KB 5 May 1999
win2k-xp-eng/LEFT.WAV 70.8 KB 5 May 1999
win2k-xp-eng/RRIGHT.WAV 79.4 KB 27 Feb 1999
win2k-xp-eng/_USER1.CAB 44.8 KB 5 Mar 1999
win2k-xp-eng/FMJOYP.VXD 7.8 KB 25 May 1999
win2k-xp-eng/FM801.SYS 328.3 KB 2 Nov 2001
win2k-xp-eng/_INST32I.EX_ 290.7 KB 23 Jan 1998
win2k-xp-eng/FTdll32.dll 53.2 KB 15 Oct 2001
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