How to use Reliability Monitor in Windows Seven

How to use Reliability Monitor in Windows SevenWindows Seven comes equipped with another great free tool that lets you monitor hardware and software performance on your machine. In this article we will show you how you can use Reliability Monitor to measure and track performance history of your machine at a glance very easily. Windows Reliabilty is a great tool to pin point the dates and times when a problem might be happening, establish a pattern if there is one. For Advanced Users and System Administrators or IT Support personnel, you can use Windows Reliability Monitor to connect to a remote machine and view its Reliability history also.

1. Type View Reliability History in search box and hit enter

 

 Type View Reliability History in search box and hit enter

2. Reliabilty Monitor Launches

Reliabilty Monitor Launches

3. The Reliability Monitor graph shows data for last 15 days on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being your machine performing the best and 1 being the worst. The dips in the Reliability Monitor graph often indicate a problem that happened that day. You can also extend the graph range by clicking on either Days or Weeks, next to the View section.

The Reliabilty Monitor graph shows data for last 15 days on a scale of 1 to 10

4. Clicking on a date brings up the important machine event for that day. In this example, you can see that on 27th January, there was a driver installation for a hard drive that happened

Clicking on a date brings up the important machine event for that day

5. Double clicking on an event, brings up detailed information, in this example it tells us the time and date at which there was a device driver for one of the hard drives that got upgraded

Double clicking on an event brings up detailed information

6. Clicking on a Red X on Jan 25th indicates an Application Failure for an application called NotePad++, notice how error events are segregated into sections of Application Failures, Windows Failures, Miscellaneous Failures, Warnings and Information

Clicking on a Red X in Reliability Monitor on Jan 25th indicates an Application Failure for an application

You can also use Reliability Monitor on a remote computer. For complete details and step by step instructions on how to do that, you can check out the Microsoft Article at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc722052%28WS.10%29.aspx