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Windows 7: Reliability Monitor - Reset


Reliability Monitor - Reset

How to Reset Reliability Monitor in Windows 7 and Windows 8
Published by Brink
13 Aug 2009
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How to Reset Reliability Monitor in Windows 7 and Windows 8


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If you have fixed the errors or just want to clear the reported data in Reliabilty Monitor, then this will show you how to reset the Reliability Monitor back to a clean default state in Windows 7 and Windows 8.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do this tutorial.

Note   Note
Reliability Monitor is an advanced tool that measures hardware and software problems and other changes to your computer. It collects 24 hours of data before it displays any results and calculates the stability index that ranges from 1 (the least stable) to 10 (the most stable). You can use the index to help evaluate the reliability of your computer by reviewing the reported application failures, Windows failures, Miscellaneous failures, Warnings, and Information. Any change you make to your computer or problem that occurs on your computer affects the stability index.

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If you reset the Reliability Monitor, then any previously displayed data will no longer be available unless you have backed it up in step 3 below to restore.

This does not work in Windows 8.1 Update.


EXAMPLE: Reliability Monitor
NOTE: You can tell your Index score (scales from 1 to 10, 10 is the best score) by looking at how the chart line ends in the upper right corner boxed in red below compared to the scale of 10 to 1 on the left upper corner boxed in red below.
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Here's How:

1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and save it to your desktop.
NOTE: Special thanks to Zardoc for providing the part in the BAT file to clear the Event Viewer logs.
Reset_Reliability_Monitor.bat

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2. Unblock the .bat file.

3. Right click or press and hold on the downloaded .bat file and click/tap on Run as administrator.

4. If prompted, click/tap on Yes (UAC).

5. You will now see a command prompt open, run the commands to reset Reliability Monitor, then close.

6. If this is for Windows 8 and 8.1, then you must repeat steps 3-5 to run the .bat file a second time for this to work.

7. When finished, restart the computer to fully apply.


Note   Note
It may take Reliability Monitor a few to 24 hours to display results again after being reset.





That's it,
Shawn








14 Aug 2009   #1
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

This is still cheating Shawn


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14 Aug 2009   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL, not if you fixed the issues.
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14 Aug 2009   #3
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
LOL, not if you fixed the issues.
lmao...I was under the impression that Windows 7 would "erase" fixed issues off your record
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14 Aug 2009   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Nope, they will still show up in the Reliability Monitor's history report.
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14 Aug 2009   #5
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Nope, they will still show up in the Reliability Monitor's history report.
It is hard to get "crimes" off your record huh
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14 Aug 2009   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL, yep.
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13 Jun 2010   #7
amir57

Windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

hi im new to this site and good Tutorial man but is it bad to reset it or no and i didn't back up the folders they weren't that important.. if i get new errors will they show up in my reliability monitor?
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13 Jun 2010   #8
ratePV

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amir57 View Post
hi im new to this site and good Tutorial man but is it bad to reset it or no and i didn't back up the folders they weren't that important.. if i get new errors will they show up in my reliability monitor?
After some time (a few hrs.) it will reset your index to 10 and it will start to show new errors(lowering your index of course)
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29 Aug 2010   #9
dbgarza

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bits
 
 

Thanks a lot for this, it sure worked like a charm!

Now I got rid of the evidence of the crimes
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