View Reliability History RRS feed

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  • The Graph has little red orbs indicating when there has been a Application failure, a Windows failure, a Micellaneous failure, and Warnings. The system seem to make some odd choices at time as to which failures are recorded. Can anyone point me to any published criteria concerning the basis by which these choices are made?

    Hope this helps, Gerry

    Sunday, April 15, 2012 11:22 AM

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  • Gerry

    This TechNet library document (and sub-documents) has a lot of information that you may find interesting. It is here http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc749249(v=ws.10).aspx

    Sunday, April 15, 2012 1:13 PM
  • Burr

    Thanks for responding.

    I have read quite a bit of that document previously. I find it very difficult to translate the information there into creating understandable and useful reports.

    There is nothing there to explain the criteria for including one failure whilst another is not there.

    Thus I have had  three failures recorded recently with the reliability score moving between 6 and 8. It was a bit over 9 ten days ago.

    1. BSOD logged when switching on light cause power failure throught house. Reset contact breakers and restarted computer. No further problems.
    2. Outlook complaints (twice over 6 days) about Add-In. Obtained updated Add-In and now waiting to see if problem recurs.
    3. Internet Explorer (IE9) stopped interacting (twice over 7 days). I suspect an IE9 bug which needs an update.

    Tne BSOD error could be important but the other two are hardly significant errors. That is why I am asking the question.


    Sunday, April 15, 2012 5:45 PM
  • Hi,

    Based my understanding, the criteria of Reliability Monitor may not be customize. Reliability Monitor is used to calculates a system stability. Its criteria are by design in system level.

    At this time, I would like to share some useful links with you:



    Kim Zhou

    TechNet Community Support

    • Proposed as answer by Kim Zhou Wednesday, April 18, 2012 1:18 AM
    Monday, April 16, 2012 7:32 AM
  • Thanks Kim

    Those links are a little more understandable than some  Microsoft articles. I suspect I am not going to be able to get much more on the basis that it is not available.

    Hope this helps, Gerry

    Monday, April 16, 2012 7:47 AM
  • Update:

    Selecting Start, Control Panel. Action Center, Maintenance, View reliabilty history does give access to helpful information. It has led me to eliminate several system and application errors. It does help to watch it over a period of time. 

    Hope this helps, Gerry

    Tuesday, April 24, 2012 10:39 PM