Wondering What’s Causing Problems on Your Windows 7 PC? – Use Reliability Monitor

Nobody likes interruption and in the days of high speed technology and connectivity what can be more annoying than your PC getting hanged or crashed.

All software giants are putting efforts towards making the most powerful device in your life more and more error free and if that’s not entirely attainable, then to at least make the errors resolvable for the users. It would be of great use if you can fix small problems in your system on your own, rather than bringing in your computer expert every time.

Reliability Monitor Windows 7 PC

So, if anyone out there is suffering with this technological ailment, they need to try using the Reliability Monitor that is enabled with Windows 7. It is a control panel application which had been introduced in the new Windows Vista. Windows have had a Performance Monitor from the start but this is a new concept introduced.

Earlier in Windows Vista, the Reliability monitor and Performance Monitor were a combined application. But with Windows 7, they are two separate tools and have hence improved their prowess.

This is how this system works – on an occasion of BSOD crash, i.e. Blue Screen of Death you do not get time to record error messages or notice what suddenly went wrong – from the Reliability Monitor history, you are able to retrieve all the data.

This software also aids in helping you locate any issues with other applications. The application keeps track of specified five kinds of situation in your computer system like – Software installations, Application failures, Hardware failures, Windows failures, miscellaneous failures.

Reliability Monitor projects a timeline of various system events and then efficiently divides them into failures, warnings and information. In your PC, the Reliability Monitor gives a rating on a scale of 1 to 10. Here 1 stands for horrible and 10 is perfect. One just needs to understand how to use the Reliability Monitor in your Computer system.

How to Use the Reliability Monitor in Windows 7:

  1. Open the Action Center from your control panel.
  2. Select “Maintenance” to expand the menu.
  3. Select “View reliability history” under Check for solutions to problems reports.
  4. You will get a report covering the specified period of time.

Other way to operate Reliability Monitor:

  1. Open Start menu.
  2. Type ‘reliability’ or even ‘rel’ in the search bar.
  3. Double click on ‘view reliability history’.
  4. The report will open.

If you select a particular date, you will get more specified information about the reported event. On occasions of multiple failures in a day, you will have all the details.

The special part of the entire Reliability Monitor is the fact that it gives a clear central place or console to view the exact error causing problems in your system.  Each error projected by this monitor is given a ‘Check for a solution’ link. Here you can select the link by which Windows checks the error against the Microsoft’s online database of solutions. Later through Action center you can find the solution best suited to your problem.

I know the unexpected errors in PC aggravates the mind  and I have tried my best to provide you the best solutions. I hope my write-up helped you in recognizing the errors on your Windows 7 PC. Feel free to put-upon your queries, I will keep trying resolving them.

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Shiwangi Peswani
Shiwangi Peswani
Shiwangi is a freelance writer for Technolism.


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