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Tip of The Month
One of the more interesting and overlooked tools for troubleshooting a Windows PC is the Reliability Monitor, which logs all changes and problems encountered on your system into a handy timeline. From the Start menu, type Reliability to surface the View Reliability History selection. The window that pops up shows you a timeline that you can toggle to show day to day activity or a history indexed by weeks. In either case, each column breaks down all of the critical events (application crashes, etc.) your system has registered, system has registered, system warnings issued and "Information Events" (which Windows updates were installed at what time). The Action will give you much more detailed information about each event. You can use the View All Problem Reports link at bottom to see all of the reports that have been sent to Microsoft. This tool is invaluable especially if you are trying to recall a recently issued error message you may have missed.