I had to format and reinstall XP (all updates ran and SP2 installed) on this T2862 that is supposedly "designed for windows XP" (HA!) I had a little problem finding all the drivers but it seems that http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Filter_Results.aspx?strTypes=all&ProductID=1065&OSFullName=Windows*+XP+Home+Edition&lang=eng&strOSs=45&submit=Go%21
had all of them, if that is the correct board that I deducted from my research. Anyway, everything went well and all drivers installed fine, except for this stubborn Realtek AC'97 audio drivers. I have even gone to realteks site and found a codec pack, but to no avail... When I run the drivers from the intel site, it warns me that it is not passed windows compatibility testing (I'm paraphrasing) but I continue and it get about 90-95% complete then flashes a BSD and before I can read anything it is already restarting. Same outcome if I let windows try and find the drivers itself.. I know that the sound worked right before the install... It's just a matter of having the correct drivers which this page basically confirms that I do http://www.e4me.com/support/product_support.html?cat=Desktops&subcat=T-Series&model=T2862
but I guess that something I am doing isn't right... I saw another post about this and it doesn't look like anything got solved. I don't see a point to installing a aftermarket sound card when this one should/did work.... FU** emachines tech support... thanks for $50 drivers, I'd rather piss in a light socket.