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How to View Windows Reliability History


How to View Windows Reliability History

How to View Windows Reliability History
The Reliability Monitor snap-in for Microsoft Management Console (MMC) provides a system stability overview and details about events that impact reliability. Windows Reliability Monitor displays a horizontal scrolling view with each column in the display a different day when the PC has been in use.

If any errors, crashes, or information events have occurred then they will be highlighted by (i) or (x) symbols on the relevant day.

Clicking a day will present a list of all the information and error events that occurred, each with a link to its right to either Check [automatically] for a solution or to View technical details about the problem.

At the top is a line graph representing something called the System Stability Index (SSI). That’s just a number from 1 (not reliable) to 10 (very reliable), and it’s based on the number of problems you’ve had.

Much more information can be gathered from the Reliability Monitor, by double-clicking the event name itself. This will display a wealth of technical information about what happened and what apps, resources, or services were involved. The technical information displayed will vary depending on the type of problem Windows has encountered, though it may include the name and folder path of an app or system file or the names of crash (.dmp) reports or .xml files that contain information or other details about the problem.

If error reporting is enabled in Windows, some problems will also have a Check for a Solution link in the action column.

You can also click on the links below at the bottom of Reliability Monitor if wanted.

  •    Save reliability history - Saves reliability history as an .xml file to a location you select.
  •    View all problem reports - To view problems reports that can be reported to Microsoft.
  •    Check for solutions to all problems - To check for solutions from Microsoft to all problems.

You can open Reliability Monitor in its own window by typing following command into Start Menu or into Run dialog box.


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