Use Reliability Monitor to troubleshoot performance issues that arise from failed Windows updates, failing hardware, and application failures. Change the view in the Reliability Monitor window to view events by the day or week. Use the graph to understand the stability of a computer system. Learn how to discover system clock changes.
- [Narrator] Reliability Monitor let's you review the status and stability of your computer system for the long term. Let's open it and have a look. I'll type reliability in the search bar and in the results click View Reliability History. Reliability Monitor runs in the background and keeps track of events, software and hardware failures, Window's failures and more. It does all of this automatically. You can review this information anytime you want to see how your computer has been performing.
You can move the graph back and forward in time to review problems that have been logged by clicking the arrows on the end of each graph, like so. You can also use the arrow keys on the keyboard. Notice the categories on the far right side. This is how the graph is laid out. You match the category, say Window's failures, with a date, to see what was logged. If you click any entry you can learn more about it. Take a minute now to click any red x's you see. The two read x's here show that a program stopped working.
You can use this information to troubleshoot computer problems. You might also find, that quite often, a specific application fails. When you discover something like this you might try reinstalling the program, running it in compatibility mode or perhaps even replacing it with something more stable. It's possible too that you'll uncover problems with an Office program that won't update, the Window's log screen stopping or not responding or a program like Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge closing unexpectedly.
To see a longer range of details click weeks instead of days. And look at the blue line that runs through the graph to see where the stability of your system is heading. The stability is rated on a scale of one to 10. If there've been any system clock changes you'll see information regarding that. There haven't been on my system so all is well here. Before you close Reliability Monitor check the options under the action heading when an error is selected in the graph. You may be able to check for a solution or view technical details.
Note: The course also maps to the third part of MCSA exam 70-698, Installing and Configuring Windows 10. Taking this course will prepare you for objectives in the Manage and Maintain Windows domain of the test.
- Configuring Windows Update
- Updating Windows apps
- Reviewing event logs
- Using Resource Monitor and Performance Monitor
- Managing security with Windows Defender
- Creating a recovery drive
- Restoring and recovering files
- Recovering the OS with Windows Recovery
- Configuring authorization and authentication
- Securing Windows 10 with passwords
- Joining workgroups and domains
- Creating and using accounts
- Automating tasks with PowerShell