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.
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.
System Configuration – Autoruns
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.
Let us review and possibly modify the Scheduled Tasks; to do so, please:
- Run Autoruns
- Access the “Scheduled Tasks” Tab
- Access the “Logon” Tab
- 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
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
Once disabled you will notice that have Disabled in their status column.
Please try to restart your system and see if the problems goes away.
Question & Answer (Q/A)
- How to resolve backgroundcontainer.dll error on startup
Microsoft – Windows – Startup Apps
- TechNet Magazine > Home > Tips > Windows 7 > Understand and Control Startup Apps with the System Configuration Utility