Reset Reliability Monitor In Windows Operating System

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 8 failures, miscellaneous failures, warnings, and other information. Any change you make to your computer or problem that occurs on your computer affects the stability index.

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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.

In Windows 8, press Windows Key + W, type reliability in the search box, from search results pick View reliability history to access Reliability Monitor.

Now in this article, I’ll tell you the way to reset the Reliability Monitor in case you have fixed the errors or just want to clear the reported data in Reliability Monitor. If Reliability Monitor is not working you may reset it and see if it helps.

Reset Reliability Monitor

1. Firstly download the batch file from our servers by clicking here.

2. Extract the contents of the zip file. Now open the batch file using Right click -> Open. It is worth mentioning that you must be the admin of your Windows to open the file. If prompted for UAC, then click Yes.

3. Once you select Open in above step, you’ll see bunch of commands running inside the command prompt to reset Reliability Monitor. When the Reset is done, the command prompt will close itself.

Now open the Reliability Monitor to confirm the reset:

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In case you don’t find Reliability Monitor in a reset condition, then repeat the steps 2 & 3. Reboot the computer and this time it should reset Reliability Monitor.

After a reset, Reliability Monitor may take up to 24 hours to display results again.

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An Electrical Engineer by profession, Kapil is a Microsoft MVP and a Microsoft Content Creator. Please read the entire post & the comments first & create a system restore point before making any changes to your system.