ESS Allegro Sound Blaster Compatible (WDM) Driver Download

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ESS Allegro Sound Blaster Compatible (WDM) Driver Download
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Supported Models

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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

8ckw2k.exe (2.6 MB)


4.43.041 (2001-02-22) via .inf (2001-02-23) via .inf

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Uploaded By

DriverGuide (DG Staff Member) on 10-Sep-2003

Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
A1NL.inf 63.3 KB 23 Feb 2001 28.2 KB 27 Feb 2001
layout.bin 441 bytes 4 Dec 2000
A1DK.inf 63.3 KB 23 Feb 2001
A1FC.inf 63.4 KB 23 Feb 2001
A1SP.inf 63.4 KB 23 Feb 2001
Setup.ini 534 bytes 4 Dec 2000
A1PO.inf 63.2 KB 23 Feb 2001
A1SV.inf 63.4 KB 23 Feb 2001
A1IT.inf 63.3 KB 23 Feb 2001
dlnch.exe 124.9 KB 25 May 2000 15.4 KB 27 Feb 2001
ESSetup.exe 127.5 KB 4 Dec 2000
A1.inf 63.2 KB 23 Feb 2001
A1FR.inf 63.4 KB 23 Feb 2001
mdmm3com.inf 46.2 KB 24 Mar 2001
A1PB.inf 63.3 KB 23 Feb 2001
es56cvmp.sys 582.7 KB 21 Feb 2001
ikernel.ex_ 256.3 KB 4 Dec 2000
A1KO.inf 63.2 KB 23 Feb 2001 1.6 MB 4 Dec 2000
A1NO.inf 63.3 KB 23 Feb 2001
A1CT.inf 63.1 KB 23 Feb 2001 512 bytes 4 Dec 2000
A1JP.inf 63.1 KB 23 Feb 2001
A1GR.inf 63.3 KB 23 Feb 2001
A1SU.inf 63.3 KB 23 Feb 2001
ES198X.sys 243.6 KB 9 Feb 2001
essd.exe 258.0 KB 14 Feb 2001
A1CS.inf 63.1 KB 23 Feb 2001

How to Update ESS Allegro Sound Blaster Compatible (WDM) Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the ESS Allegro Sound Blaster Compatible (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 ESS Allegro Sound Blaster Compatible (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 Driver Update Utility for ESS Allegro Sound Blaster Compatible (WDM). 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 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.

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.

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