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I just installed a VPC running Windows 2003 Server.
Virtual PC is emulating a Soundblaster 16 but Windows 2003 does not provide any drivers.

Thus to get sound working (either for playback or recording) you need to manually install the appropriate drivers.

The two driver files you need are wdma_ctl.inf and ctlsb16.sys.
Windows XP is having those two files. To get them do the following:

From a command prompt:
expand "%windir%\driver cache\i386\driver.cab" -F:ctlsb16.sys c:\
This will extract the ctlsb16.sys to your root c:\

The wdma_ctl.inf is located at C:\WINDOWS\inf
Now copy those two files over to the Virtual PC and point to the appropriate location during installation of the soundcard.

Posted on Thursday, August 3, 2006 3:13 AM | Back to top


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This works still under VPC2007 with Win2003. Thanx
Left by Sander van de Velde on Oct 30, 2007 10:16 AM

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Thanks A lot!
Left by Jin Yi on Mar 22, 2008 6:09 AM

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Thanks A lot!
Left by Jin Yi on Mar 22, 2008 6:09 AM

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man you rockz, thanks a lot dude
Left by slrockz on Apr 12, 2008 1:38 PM

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Thanks for the tips. For me, I also found one more last step to do is to go to Start -> Control Panel -> Sounds and Audio Devices, and enable thw windows audio checkbox. After that, the sound works!

Left by windeyu on Jul 05, 2008 7:04 PM

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I didn't see such thing as wdma_ctl_imf
Left by Bobbie white on Oct 08, 2008 10:42 AM

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I didn't see such thing as wdma_ctl_imf
Left by Bobbie white on Oct 08, 2008 10:42 AM

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>I didn't see such thing as wdma_ctl_imf

I think you misspelled it. Did you look for:
wdma_ctl.inf?

That's iNf, not iMf...


Left by John Atkeson on Oct 20, 2008 2:28 AM

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Thanks, I was trying to fix this many times
Left by IZarate on Mar 27, 2009 3:16 AM

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thanks you saved my day!!
Left by Em on Jun 18, 2009 8:46 PM

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Muito obrigado pela ajuda. I've done it, from now on it's a peace of cacke
Left by Pablo Simoes on Jun 25, 2009 9:14 AM

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in my windows XP3,I can't find "wdma_ctl.inf".
at that moment,in "other equipment"have a yellow interrogation mark on "sound blaster 16".I use Virtual PC SP1 and windows 2003 SP2.
By the way,my computer sound driver was installed at installing system.
My english is poor,I'm sorry.

quanyongw@gmail.com

Thanks!
Left by ciaw on Aug 22, 2009 10:55 PM

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only the .inf-folder was necessary, but a very helpfull posting, thx
Left by bernd on Nov 17, 2009 9:29 AM

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Thank U, it works
Left by Segun on Jan 22, 2010 4:05 PM

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Thanks very much!
Left by Ken on Jul 02, 2010 3:23 AM

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Sucessfully That works with WIN2003 in MS Virtual PC 2007!
Left by Asrar on Jul 31, 2010 5:47 AM

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Great, so much better than being sent round the worl via URLs for non existent drivers.
Left by Neville on Oct 01, 2010 12:27 AM

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You rock!
You just solved a long outstanding problem that I have brushed it under the carpet for about five years! I wish I had come across this five years ago, but better late than never.
Thanks you so much for posting this.
Jack
Left by Jack on Sep 24, 2011 3:40 PM

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Thank You So Much! It was driving me crazy.
Left by debi on Dec 30, 2012 10:08 PM

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