Easiest Way to Resolve BackgroundContainer.dll Error

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backgroundcontainerdll-error

The file BackgroundContainer.dll is an essential component of applications published by Conduit Ltd. As the error indicates the file, no longer exists on your system. The error reportedly occurs after Windows boot interval, i.e. the application perhaps registered a startup entry in the Registry.


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Perform Clean-Boot

To perform clean boot means to disable all startup programs. You may do this process in two ways, viz. 1) Using Windows Registry Editor (commonly abbreviated as, RegEdit); and 2) Using Task Manager if you’re using Windows 10/ 8.1/ 8; or System Configuration (often abbreviated as, MSCONFIG) for earlier versions of Windows.

Method # 1: Check for a reference entry to BackgroundContainer.dll file in Startup tab of the Task Manager. For earlier versions, fire up MSCONFIG through Run dialog box and disable all startup items.

Task-Manager-Windows10

Method # 2: Using RegEdit, check out following subkeys for references to BackgroundContainer.dll startup file.

List of Registry hives relating to startup items:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

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Remember, it is important to note that Windows Registry is a very sensitive database. Incorrect changes to the Registry can make your system unstable. Hence, a backup is a must before making any change to your Registry. Just right-click the subkey you would like to Backup and choose Export option.

Restore Deleted File

The file may have been deleted — intentionally or unintentionally. Check the contents of Recycle Bin, or use the Search box on upper right corner to restore the file back to the original location given below:

  • C:\[UserNameHere]\AppData\Local\Conduit\BackgroundContainer\BackgroundContainer.dll
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The above location may vary in different circumstances. In such situation, restore the file to the location specified in the error message.

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Determine Task Scheduler Entry

Locate Windows Task Scheduler tool with Search feature of the Start Menu, and look for an entry related to BackgroundContainer and delete it. A system reboot is required for the changes to take effects.

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