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Windows® 7 Resource Kit by Tony Northrup Mitch Tulloch and Jerry Honeycutt

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How to Use Built-In Diagnostics

Windows 7 includes several different tools to assist you in diagnosing the source of hardware problems. The following sections describe the most important tools.

How to Use Reliability Monitor

To view Reliability Monitor, click Start, type Reliability and then click View Reliability History. The chart provides a day-by-day report of any problems or significant changes. To view events that occurred on a specific day, click the day in the chart and then view the reliability details for more information. You can also click the drop-down list in the upper-right corner and then click Select All to view a report that contains all events that Windows has recorded. For more information, read Chapter 21.

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