Solved cannot find site to download creativ labs driver CT5803 free

April 28, 2013 at 10:43:37
Specs: Windows 98se, amd athlon 512 ram
where can i find a free driver download site for creative labs ct 5803, my antiv virus seems to block any attempt to download. thank you

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#1
April 28, 2013 at 20:00:29
Well gee, who's in charge, you or your anti-virus software? If you've found the correct download and your AV refuses to cooperate then disable it, turn it off, uninstall it, whatever it takes to get your computer to function properly.

It shouldn't be difficult to find a free download site but your AV can't know what's free and what's not. I don't see how that matters.

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#2
April 28, 2013 at 20:22:55
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I checked and that card apparently uses the ES1373 chipset. Gateway had several CT OEM cards with that chipset and I always used their drivers. Check my first posting here for a brief explanation and (free) download link:

http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

and download 7510802.exe. That is, if you can get your AV to behave.

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#3
April 29, 2013 at 05:16:01
dwnloaded onto cd and transferred to win 98 machine. when trying to install stated D:\7510802.exe is not a valid win32 application. help please DAVEINCAPS

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#4
April 29, 2013 at 09:48:08
The CT5803 is a "Sound Blaster Audio PCI 64 Dell/Gateway".

http://support.creative.com/kb/Show...

http://support.creative.com/kb/Show...

The following driver is from Dell & is for Windows ME but it should work for 98SE:

http://www.dell.com/support/drivers...


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#5
April 29, 2013 at 14:03:01
I just tried it and had no problem and I've used it in the past several times. Maybe there was a problem with your download or maybe your AV is messing things up? The total byte size of the file should be 17,252,211. Is that what yours shows?

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#6
April 29, 2013 at 14:42:44
my file size is 17,252,382

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#7
April 29, 2013 at 15:12:12
That's odd. If it was corrupted I'd expect a smaller file, not a larger one. The one I used is the one I downloaded 10 years ago. Since the gateway link is still good and the file has the same name I assume it's the exact same file.

Try downloading it again. Disable any AV, if possible. If by chance there is a problem with the gateway file it's possible you can find another download site by googling the file name.

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#8
April 29, 2013 at 15:20:41
I'm going to download it again too just to see what the file size is and check if there's a problem with it.

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#9
April 29, 2013 at 15:57:59
Try the Dell driver.

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#10
April 29, 2013 at 17:10:14
I downloaded the driver again. It was the same size as yours--17,252,382. It's the same version as the one I downloaded 10 years ago. The only difference I could see was the readme.txt file in the new download was larger than in the older download. That must account for the size difference.

I ran the new download and it extracted just fine so the problem is not with the gateway file. It either got corrupted maybe during the download process or burning to cd or some other software problem is preventing it from running. I suggest you redownload it and try again.

I've never tried the Dell driver as the gateway file always worked for me. The gateway link showed an additional update for ME for that 1373 card so the Dell download for ME may or may not work as is for 98.

I know the gateway file will do the job if you can get it running. It even enables dos support for the card if you should choose the 'restart in msdos mode' from the shutdown box.

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#11
April 29, 2013 at 18:25:51
Seems like I've gotten that error sometimes with a bad cd read. So when you download and burn it again, copy it to the hard drive on the 98 PC and run it from there instead of directly from the cd.

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#12
April 30, 2013 at 08:53:54
Have at long last downloaded it and it works. Got the dell one in the end. Many thanks for your help, much appreciated.

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#13
April 30, 2013 at 08:55:43
Many thanks for your help, dell did the trick, much appreciated

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#14
April 30, 2013 at 15:39:46
You're welcome. We're glad you got it going. I still wonder why you had the problem with the gateway download.

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