There’s been a lot of talk about this renogade OEM Gigabyte mobo – maybe too much talk.
mobo GA-8SIMLNF R2
Ordinarily the Audio_Realtek_184.108.40.20628_XPx86_A.zip driver crashes out with this dialogue box:
Get hold of the R111.zip from I cannot remember through the madness of it all!
Which essentially the same stuff
Google “sis drivers windows xp 7012”
Go to the XP directory
And edit the SIS7012.inf file
At the end of the [SIS] section
add to end:
The Hardware ID key was missing so the mobo motherboard sound chip is screwy.
Job sussed – DONe