Category: Sound & Multimedia
Caution Level: Medium
Download File Size: 4.8 MB
Operating System: Windows XP, 2000, 98, 95
Latest Version / Release Date: 5.10.4000.1 / Feb 28 2001
This particular audio driver is a Windows Driver Model driver. The WDM is also known as the Win32 Driver Model; a structure of device drivers that was pioneered along with Windows 98 and Windows 2000 to substitute VxD that was primarily utilized with previous versions of Windows like Windows 95, Windows 3.1, as well as the older Windows NT Driver Model.The WDM subsist within the conciliator layer of the Windows 2000 kernel-mode drivers and was launched to amplify the functionality and comfort in writing drivers for the Windows system. Though the WDM was principally spawned to be dual and resource attuned for Windows 98 and Windows 2000, it doesn't always follow that specific drivers may be made for both platforms. The ALS4000 Audio Device however is a WDM function driver. Function drivers are the main drivers for a particular device. A function driver is normally written by its device author and is requested unless of course the specific device is being utilized in its raw or default mode.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
To check your drivers you should manually verify every device on your system for driver updates
The ALS4000 Audio Device miniport driver is in comparable with other function drivers used for USB, SCSI, network adapters, and other audio devices. These drivers however are usually configured to be source and binary attuned for Windows 98 and Windows 2000 and are normally hardware particular, however, theses drivers may only be direct accessed to the hardware via an exacting bus class driver. The ALS4000 Audio Device lets a sound card (a computer extension card) ease the input and the output of audio signals from and to a machine under the manipulation of computer programs. Usual uses of sound cards incorporate offering audio components for multimedia applications like music composition, video and audio editing, presentation, and gaming. Most machines have built-in audio components, while others may require added expansion cards to become audio compatible. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and ALS4000 Audio Device (WDM) errors before installing any driver updates.