Microsoft – Windows – Start Up Warning – There was a problem starting “c:\Users\AppData\Local\Conduit\BackgroundContainer\BackgroundContainer.dll The specified module could not be found”

 

Prelude

My parent’s called last night and I knew I had to call them back.  They don’t call much as I am usually the one who needs them and initiate calls.

The only time they ever need help me is when they have computer problems.

 

Error Message

 

So yes they do have a problem.  Upon logging on they get an error stating:

There was a problem starting c:\Users\<user>\AppData\Local\Conduit\BackgroundContainer\BackgroundContainer.dll
The specified module could not be found.


Configuration

System Configuration – Autoruns

 

Background

Autoruns is published by Microsoft’s SysInternals “subsidiary”.   To fetch it, please access http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb963902.aspx and click on the “Download Autoruns and Autorunsc” link.

 

Scheduled Tasks

Let us review and possibly modify the Scheduled Tasks; to do so, please:

  • Run Autoruns
  • Access the “Scheduled Tasks” Tab
    • Look closely at any items that have “File not found” in their “Image Path” column
    • If you find any of them, please un-check them by clicking on the checkbox checkbox

 

ScheduledTasks

 

  • Access the “Logon” Tab
    • Look closely at any items that have “File not found” in their “Image Path” column
    • If you find any of them, please un-check them by clicking on the checkbox checkbox

 

Logon

 

 

  • Find everywhere
    • Access the Application Menu
    • Click on the menu item File \ Find…
    • In the Find dialog, enter container and make sure that “Matchwhole word only” and “Match case” are unchecked
    • Initiate the search by clicking on FindNext
    • Unchecked any found items

MenuItem--File-Find

 

 

Microsoft – Windows – Task Scheduler

Access Task Scheduler by do doing the following

  • From the Start menu, access “Control Panel”
  • In Control Panel, launch Administrative Tools and “Task Scheduler
  • In Task Scheduler, transverse to “Task Scheduler Library
  • On the top menu bar, click on the Triggers menu bar to order by the Triggering event
  • Ordering by the Triggering event will allow us to narrow down on the more likely “source” events, which are
    • At log on any user
    • At log on of <user>
    • At system startup
  • Our culprit probably has empty for “Last Run Result”
  • Jot down each likely item, right click on it, and from the drop-down menu select disable

 

 

Initial

TaskSchedulerLibrray

 

Disabled

Once disabled you will notice that have Disabled in their status column.

 

TaskSchedulerLibrray-Disabled

 

 

Summary

Please try to restart your system and see if the problems goes away.

 

 

References

Question & Answer (Q/A)

 

Microsoft – Windows – Startup Apps

 

 

 

 

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