Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller Driver Download

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The AC'97 for VIA (R) Controller is an audio device manufactured by RealTek. 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 "" 2,336 times with an aggregate rating of 5 out of 5 stars based on 18 reviews. Visitors have successfully installed this driver on PCs running Windows XP. The total disk space used for this update is 6.2 MB.

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Supported Models

Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller

Realtek AC'97 Audio

Realtek AC97 Audio

Realtek AC97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller



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

Versions (2002-12-31) via .inf (2003-01-10) via .inf

Uploaded By

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

Most Helpful Reviews

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful:

3 Oct 2007

Installation: 5 out of 5
Stability: 5 out of 5
Compatibility: 5 out of 5
"This driver is good."
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Driver Contents File List

The following files are found inside the driver download file.

Name Size Date
layout.bin 422 bytes 21 Jan 2003
ALCUPD.EXE 208.9 KB 21 Jan 2003
Setup.ini 2.1 KB 21 Jan 2003
README.TXT 10.9 KB 21 Jan 2003
ALCXDEV.EXE 31.3 KB 21 Jan 2003
wdm/crlds3d.dll 766.0 KB 21 Jan 2003
wdm/ALSndMgr.cpl 1.6 MB 21 Jan 2003
wdm/alsndmgr.wav 141.0 KB 21 Jan 2003
wdm/Alcxwdm1.inf 58.8 KB 21 Jan 2003
wdm/Alcxwdm0.inf 45.8 KB 21 Jan 2003
wdm/Alcxwdm.inf 23.5 KB 21 Jan 2003
wdm/Alcxwdm3.inf 25.3 KB 21 Jan 2003
wdm/Alcxwdm2.inf 45.0 KB 21 Jan 2003
wdm/ 192.1 KB 21 Jan 2003
wdm/ALCXWDM.SYS 695.9 KB 21 Jan 2003
wdm/SoundMan.exe 46.6 KB 21 Jan 2003
wdm/Alcxwdm4.inf 36.0 KB 21 Jan 2003
wdm/audio3d.dll 720.9 KB 21 Jan 2003
ALCCHKID.EXE 110.6 KB 21 Jan 2003
Setup.exe 139.3 KB 21 Jan 2003
ikernel.ex_ 258.5 KB 21 Jan 2003
ALCRMV9X.EXE 127.0 KB 21 Jan 2003
SetCDfmt.exe 23.6 KB 21 Jan 2003 905.6 KB 21 Jan 2003
ALCRMV.EXE 131.1 KB 21 Jan 2003 512 bytes 21 Jan 2003
win98/alcxwdm.sys 591.6 KB 21 Jan 2003
win98/crlds3d.dll 766.0 KB 21 Jan 2003
win98/ALSndMgr.cpl 1.6 MB 21 Jan 2003
win98/alsndmgr.wav 141.0 KB 21 Jan 2003
win98/Alcxwdm1.inf 58.8 KB 21 Jan 2003
win98/Alcxwdm0.inf 45.8 KB 21 Jan 2003
win98/Alcxwdm.inf 23.5 KB 21 Jan 2003
win98/Alcxwdm3.inf 25.3 KB 21 Jan 2003
win98/Alcxwdm2.inf 45.0 KB 21 Jan 2003
win98/ 192.1 KB 21 Jan 2003
win98/SoundMan.exe 46.6 KB 21 Jan 2003
win98/Alcxwdm4.inf 36.0 KB 21 Jan 2003
win98/audio3d.dll 720.9 KB 21 Jan 2003

How to Update Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller Device Drivers Quickly & Easily

Step 1 - Download Your Driver

To get the Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller 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 Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller 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 RealTek 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 RealTek website. Most major device manufacturers update their drivers regularly.

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.

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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