How to use the Reliability Monitor in Windows


Sometimes your Windows 10 crashes as a result of some internal factor like a program or driver. You may not know the reason for a crash or a particular issue on your system. This is where the reliability monitor is coming from. In this guide, you will learn how to use the Reliability Monitor in Windows. Please see How to view and remove Remote Desktop connection history. How to Check if Windows Updates were installed on your device via the Registry Editor. And how to Get lists of installed Microsoft Windows Updates.

This tool is quite different from the Performance Monitor that displays to you how your hardware is performing. It is a complete tool that can help you view and analyze application and hardware data in order to be able to fix any performance issues in the system. Kindly refer to this video on how to use Reliability Monitor in Windows.

But with Reliability Monitor, you will be able to know your system’s stability across its lifetime. When you are assigned a stability index rating of value 1 means that the system is very unstable. When you are assigned a value of 10 means that the system is in perfect condition.

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Windows Reliability Monitor

Windows Reliability Monitor is a Windows application that assists you in the identification of software issues in the Windows operating system that may affect the system’s performance and reliability.

This figure is calculated based on the number of failures detected for a period of time with any recent failures affecting the rating greatly. Reliability Monitor can maintain and keep this historical record for up to one year.

When you have access to this kind of record will help inform you if your computer’s health or reliability is worsening and urgently need attention.

If you want to read more on monitoring systems you can check these: How to track your device performance and health via Windows Security in Windows 10, how to monitor your website uptime and status using Uptime. And how to configure Azure Monitor for VMs on Azure Stack Hub.

Access Reliability Monitor via the Control Panel

1: Open Control Panel and search for “Security and Maintenance” and click on it.

Security and Maintenance

View reliability history

2. Go to the Maintenance section and click “View reliability history”


3. Wait for the Report to generate: It takes a little time for the report to be generated and this depends on the specification of your system and the history it contains. The waiting time is usually not more than one minute.

Generating Report

Sort your computer reliability by Days or Weeks

4. You can sort your computer reliability by Days or Weeks: You will notice above the chart that you can review problem history in days or weeks. The x stands for Critical events and shows you all the problems that occurred in the system for a particular period while i stand for informational events which is just for information purposes.

The x is also divided into three parts: Application failures, Windows failures, and miscellaneous failures. We also have the Warnings which have the caution sign.

Computer Reliability

5. View the technical details of any of the errors displayed: Just right-click on any of the issues and click View technical details. You can also Save reliability history in XML format and View all problem reports which can be sent to Microsoft.

Reliability details

6. Read and Analyze the error description: The image below is a description of a Critical Event that occurred on my system that resulted in a Bluescreen on that particular date and time stated. Microsoft also provides extra information that can help in resolving the issue.

View Technical Details

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I hope you found this blog post on how to use the Reliability Monitor in Windows Interesting and helpful. In case you have any questions do not hesitate to ask in the comment section.

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