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 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.

Reset Reliability Monitor

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.

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 in Windows 10

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 a 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.

12 Comments

  1. nextproxy

    sometimes its hanging up

  2. Nextproxy

    interface should be better like others too

  3. Panayotis

    Does this Batch File Clean the EventViewer LOGS, too?

  4. Kapil Arya

    ^^ Yep. Batch file will clear event logs 🙂

  5. Mark

    Yeah, it clears event logs, and the article doesn’t mention this. The
    batch file also doesn’t alert the user as to what it’s about to do–or
    provide even a basic confirmation–before it runs, which is a very poor
    design choice.

  6. HomerJayK

    I tried this and it didn’t do anything, even after a reset. 32bit Win8

  7. Ronni

    When I turn on my windows 8 computer the monitor only comes on for a few seconds and then goes black…..How do I fix this Kapil

  8. ^^ Looks like a hardware issue, it has nothing to do with Reliability Monitor by the way.

  9. Maria Schilling

    This bat file unfortunately no longer works with the latest Windows 8.1 updates. I have repeated steps 2 & 3 and rebooted several times but all what it does now is just deleting the history and unfortunately no resetting occurs anymore. It used to work with Windows 8.1, please could you do an updated bat file? My Reliability is buggy again and I need a fix asap, thank you.

  10. Charlie Smith

    Do it the easiest way. Go to “Run” command and type in eventvwr.msc. In the left pane click on Windows Logs to open. In windows logs click on Applications. Wait for it to finish updating. Go to the right pane and click clear. A menu will pop up and click save & clear. Now go to the Reliability Monitor and all the errors will be gone but the updates will still be there. Your computer will a 10 on reliability.

  11. Dragon

    It didn’t work out in Windows 10, does any revised batch file for Windows 10

  12. Rockstarrocks

    Nice Tool Kapil. Thanks!

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