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Scheduled agent setting file is corrupted

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     I have a HP x4000 workstation which is running Win XP Pro sp2. This workstation does not have USB 2.0 ports on it so I tried to install a usb 2.0 add on card. The only slots I had left on the system board were the pci 64 bit slots, so I installed the card there, thinking the computer would probably sense and adjust??? When I turned on the system, I got a pop up box in red that stated "Scheduled agent setting file is corrupted" similar to an extreme warning.
What exactly does this mean? I have never before seen it nor do I know what to do to correct it or what else it might effect in the system. I was just ready to deliver this system to a friend so don't want any problems on a fresh install. I have an external DVD recorder hooked to usb so wanted it to run at USB 2.0 speed-what do I do with this?
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I might add here that a picture of a clock in the system tray icon also came up with the warning which resembles MSI's TV anywhere software called their "Scheduled Recording Agent". I also hace this PCI card installed in the system. I don't know why a card being placed in another slot completely would interfere with this hardware or software-and I might also ask-the 64 bit slots which appear to be longer PCI white slots on the motherboard-can I put a standard PCI card into those and expect it to work?
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First, yes, in general pci-64 slots are compatible with pci-32 cards.

Second, if you installed the MSI TV software that allows you to record TV shows, it keeps a settings file with some basic elements in it. Un-install the software and re-install it and you should be ok.

The problem of that pop-up box and the corrupt settings file is probably not related and is simply a strange convergence of events.

It is possible that by some strange twist of events, that when the USB card was installed, and the OS was installing the drivers, it wrote to a sector on the disk that was near that settings file and it got corrupted, or some other strange event.

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Super! I was pretty much thinking along the same lines and thanks so much for your help!
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