Category: Sound and multimedia
Caution Level: Intermediate
Download File Size: 14286 bytes
Operating System: All Windows versions
Latest Version / Release Date: External Midi(Mpu401) Device / May 6 2003
The MPU-401 Device (ADS7181) is a sound card used with all versions of Windows operating systems for enhancing the sound produced in multimedia applications. The manufacturer of MPU-401 Device (ADS7181), that is C-Media‚Ñ¢ recommends that the sound card be used only with drivers that are downloaded using the correct procedure and installed in the local computer correctly. In addition, only the latest drivers for the device should be utilized since older versions have proved to cause conflicts among devices, thus leading to disruptions in the media work of computers. In order to have the device functioning properly, it is recommended that the driver be updated at least monthly or even more often. Thus, a user has to choose the right type of drivers and keep backup windows for use each time that updating of the MPU-401 Device (ADS7181) is done.
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 following description is a procedure for downloading and installing the drivers for the MPU-401 Device (ADS7181) soundcard. The user begins by downloading the driver file from the download as indicated by the URL given at the top of this page. Like most driver files, the MPU-401 Device (ADS7181) driver file is in a zipped format. For this reason, it has to be unzipped before being stored in the computer. The MPU-401 Device (ADS7181) sound card is then connected to the computer in order to facilitate installation of its drivers. The user begins by right clicking the My Computer icon and then selecting Properties. Under properties, the Hardware tab allows the user to access the Device Manager tab and selects the drivers to be installed as indicated under the sound and multimedia category. The Next installation prompt guides the user to the final point in which clicking the Finish button completes the installation. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and MPU-401 Device (ADS7181) errors before installing any driver updates.