Posts Tagged ‘Windows’

BackgroundContainer.dll “not found” – How to fix

Monday, October 21st, 2013

On startup in a Windows PC if you get “The specified module not found … BackgroundContainer.dll”, this is what to do step-by-step.

The error is most likely caused by a computer virus infection so you must clean your system first…

1. Download ComboFix: ComboFix from Bleeping Computer and save it to your desktop.

2. Restart your computer in ‘Safe Mode’ (hit the F8 repeatedly as soon as the computer starts and select “safe mode with networking”

3. Run ComboFix in ‘safe mode’ (if you are on a Windows XP computer it may prompt you to install the Windows Recovery Console, this is normal) and let it finish all 50 stages.

4. After ComboFix has finished scanning restart your computer normally.

5. Download AutoRuns AutoRuns from Microsoft Technet (it is in a .zip file)

6. Extract AutoRuns from the .zip file to your deskstop and double-click autoruns.exe, this will launch AutoRuns.

7. In AutoRuns, select the “everything” tab in the main window, then go to “File” / “Find” and enter BackgroundContainer.dll in the dialog box.

8. Right-click on the BackgroundContainer.dll entry that AutoRun finds and select “delete”

9. Restart your computer.

This should resolve the annoying BackgroundContainer.dll startup error. Good luck!

Fix Windows Hibernation (Sleep Mode) Freeze

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Does your Windows computer freeze or have others problems coming out of sleep mode or hibernate? I have found an easy fix for this bug. The fix has been tested to work in Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

The sleep mode freeze bug is caused by Windows power management settings (specifically the balanced mode and the power saver mode). This fix will immediately correct the hibernation issues and your Windows will be able to enter and exit sleep mode successfully.

To access power settings in XP: Go to Start/Control Panel/Performance and Maintenance/Power Options

To access power settings in Vista and Windows 7: Go to Start/Control Panel/System and Security/Power Options

In Power Options choose “change plan settings” then “change advanced power settings”. Scroll down and select “processor power management” then “minimum processor state”. Set both ‘on battery” and “plugged in” to 100% then hit “apply”.

You are done! Your computer should come out of hibernation just fine now.

CCleaner – Free Windows Optimization & Cleaning

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

CCleaner is a free system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool.
CCleaner automatically removes unused and leftover files from your Windows computer – allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history which is very helpful for privacy concerns. CCleaner also has a fully featured automatic registry cleaner.
CCleaner is FREE, fast and contains NO Spyware or Adware!

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Ccleaner cleans the following:

  Internet Explorer
Temporary internet files, history, cookies, Autocomplete form history, and index.dat.
Temporary internet files, history, cookies, download history, and form history.
  Google Chrome
Temporary internet files, history, cookies, download history, and form history.
  Opera Web Browser
Temporary internet files, history, and cookies.
  Apple Safari Web Browser
Temporary internet files, history, cookies, and form history.
  Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7
Recycle Bin, Recent Documents, Temporary files and Log files.
  Registry Cleaner
Advanced features to remove unused and old entries, including File Extensions, ActiveX Controls, ClassIDs, ProgIDs, Uninstallers, Shared DLLs, Fonts, Help Files, Application Paths, Icons, Invalid Shortcuts and more. CCleaner comes with a comprehensive registry backup feature.
  Many 3rd-party applications
Removes temp files and recent file lists from many programs including Windows Media Player, eMule, Google Toolbar, Netscape, Microsoft Office, Open Office, Nero, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop, WinRAR, WinAce, WinZip and many more.
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