On many audio pages, its suggested that in XP you force the OS to select an alternative Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL) than the default ACPI when you are installing the OS. Specifically, they suggest you take STANDARD PC.
However two options are presented when you select F5 from the first screen on install of XP
STANDARD PC w C-STEP i486
Does anyone know the difference between Standard PC vs. Standard PC w/ c-step i486 options?
I looked everywhere on the web and don\'t find a specific definition or which one my MOBO or processor needs...