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Using the Reliability Monitor
Figure 12-10: Reliability Monitor offers a reliability chart and report.
You can select any of the icons on the System Stability Chart to move the
scope of the System Stability Report to a specific time period. This is very useful
because it enables you to see what happened the same day or just before some
kind of failure occurred. Depending on this information, you have a clue as to
the cause of the failure.
Reading the System Stability Report
Every day your computer is given a System Stability Index rating based on the
system activities of the day. The score is out of a possible 10 points. Depending
on what has happened in the past, this score goes up or down. For example, if
you have a Windows failure, your score goes down. As days pass, if you do not
have any more failures, your score gradually goes back up again. However, if
another failure occurs, it drops even more.
I recently had an issue with installing new video drivers for my laptop. I was
trying to get some better graphical performance by installing some enhanced
drivers that were not exactly made for my laptop model. After I installed the
new drivers, I had to reboot and was welcomed by the blue screen error. I
rebooted again and the same thing happened. These system failures killed my
System Stability Index. Before I had these problems I had a rating of 9.44; after
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