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Windows Vista™ Inside Out by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Reviewing the Error History with the Reliability Monitor

Suppose you suddenly start experiencing errors in a program or Windows component that used to work flawlessly. To troubleshoot a problem like this, you might want to open the Reliability Monitor. Shown in Figure 23-4, the Reliability Monitor is a component of the Reliability And Performance Monitor snap-in, an MMC console. You can get there through Control Panel (Control Panel, System And Maintenance, Performance Information And Tools, Advanced Tools, Open Reliability And Performance Monitor). Or, more simply, you can type perfmon.msc at a command prompt. Either way, you’ll need elevated privileges.

Figure 23-4. The Reliability Monitor can highlight suspicious conjunctions of software installations ...

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