Reliability History | Windows 10 |

A very useful Windows Operating System tool  "Reliability History". Operating System issues will occur sooner or later on your computer may be because of Hardware, Software, Malware or Registry glitch et... Fixing these problems is always a simple task, but you need to first understand what is causing the issue. So one of the very helpful tools is "Reliability History" it is a very user-friendly tool to understand what happens when there was any Critical problem, normal Error or some important Information was prompted.

Reliability History is a part of the Windows operating system since we had Windows Vista. 



Reliability Monitor is nothing but shorted and user-friendly version of Event Viewer, whereas Event Viewer is more complex you need to scroll all the way up and down to check the information you are looking out for, and if you use it in combination with Reliability history it will be more easy to use. Reliability history offers a very friendly interface and it allows you to find specific errors easier. Since this tool is simple to use, today we’re going to show you how to use it to troubleshoot problems on Windows 10. Checking reliability history on Windows 10 is rather simple, and in order to do it, you need to follow these steps:
Method one, Opening using Run box fastest way but you need to remember the command:


  1. Press Win key + R to open the run box.
  2. In Open blank space in Run box type in perfmon /rel then click enter or click ok to run it. 


Method Two, Using the Cortana/Windows Search box the easiest way. 
  1. Click on Cortana/Windows logo/Start Menu or Press Windows Key + S and type Reliability. It will show you Reliability option on top.
  2. Select View Reliability History from the top.

Lastly, you can start Reliability Monitor simply by navigating to the Control Panel. To do that, do the following:
  1. Press Windows Key + X or right-click on Windows logo/Start Menu to open Win + X menu. Choose Control Panel from options.Right click start menu windows 10
  2. When the Control Panel opens, navigate to the System and Security section. 
  3. Now navigate to the Security and Maintenance.
  4. When Security and Maintenance window opens, expand the Maintenance section. Now click on View Reliability history.
Reliability Monitor has a very simple interface, so even the novice users would be able to use it. 

The main window will show you a bar graph that shows your system day to day history(it picked data from Event Logs). As per the events, it also rates the system's stability ranging between 1-10. If the system is running smoothly without experience any problems, hangs or crashes in a few days, your stability graph will gradually increase. If it is low then it will provide you information about what is causing it, you need to study it and fix it. 

In above graph, you can see different Red "X" and Blue "i" marks are there, which shows noticeable event had occurred  The red X critical event icon appears if the system encounters a critical event, and it was logged in system event log, the Critical event refers to system crash, power failure or application crash.
In above graph, we do not have any warning sign but there are also warnings represented by a yellow triangle, that means when you were taking specific action system had warned you about the same through warning prompt. Lastly, there are information icons available. These icons appear if you install an update, application or a driver successfully.

The sooner you understand these icons you will become the expert in understanding the underlying problems with the Windows operating system and an expert to troubleshoot the issue. 

Some other day, in some other post I will explain how you can make it more efficient using in combination with Event Viewer.

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