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    System Health Report
    How to Generate a System Health Report in Vista and Windows 7
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    System Health Report

    How to Generate a System Health Report in Vista and Windows 7


    information   Information
    The System Health Report helps track down any errors that may occur within your software or hardware and generates a report that tells you exactly what the problems are. When the report is generated, you will see a list of: the status of any critical components on the computer, whether or not the problem has been detected, and any possible solutions you can try. This can be a very useful tool for troubleshooting problems and for a great source of information on your system.
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    The System Health Report seems to not always properly detect, recognise, or report on anti-spy, anti-virus, anti-malware software that is installed on your system.
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    You will need to do this from within an administrator account or provide the administrator password in the UAC prompt for it to work.
    Tip   Tip
    If you get this error message below, then check the Performance Logs & Alerts Service to make sure it is set to Start and Manual.

    System Health Report-error_message.jpg



    EXAMPLE: System Health Report
    NOTE: Each drop down arrow on the right hand side will open the line for more information.
    System Health Report-health_report.jpg


    Here's How:

    1. Open the Control Panel. (Classic View or Icons View)
    NOTE: You can also open an elevated command prompt, then type perfmon /report in the command promptand press enter to run a System Health Report.

    2. Click on the Click to Play button in the video below.


    That's it,
    Shawn




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    Re: System Health Report

    i got this error when i tried to run this program:
    unknown interface

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    Re: System Health Report

    Hi Njnitehawk,

    At what point do you get this error message? Is there more to the error message?

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    Re: System Health Report

    no it was exactly at the time i tried to run the program

    never got started

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    Re: System Health Report

    njnitehawk,

    I must admit that I'm stumped. You might try to see if running a sfc /scannow command can find and fix any bad system files that may be the cause.

    System Files - SFC Command


    In addition, you might also post this question in the General Discussion forum and Vista performance & maintenance newsgroup to see what you may get for a possible solution.

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    brink

    you have always gave good advice

    thank you

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    Re: System Health Report

    Your welcome njnitehawk.

    I hope you get a solution soon.

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    Re: System Health Report

    "An error occured while attempting to generate a report. the wait for the report generation too to finish has timed out"

    how do i solve this?

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    Re: System Health Report

    Hi Bigchad, and welcome to Vista Forums. I found this link that you might try for this error.

    Error When Generating System Health Report - Windows Vista Performance & Maintenance

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

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    Re: System Health Report

    nitehawk, et al: I had same issue and found a resolve:

    For whatever reason, the Generate System Health Report inside the Advanced Tools fails to initiate the HTML report. When the collect system info runs for the 60 seconds, the data is actually generated and stored in the Performance Monitor tree, BUT is not able to be displayed as a REPORT. So... to make this work you must first set up a USER DEFINED DATA COLLECTION. You do this inside the Reliability and Performance module.
    Expand the Data Collection Sets Folder; Right click on User Defined. A dialogue will open asking you to give your collection a NAME. You have a choice as to which collection set you want to set up... a Basic, Diagnostic, or Performance collection set. The Basic is just that... very basic. The Diag and Perf are almost the same. Choose one and give it a name.

    At this point a User Defined Data Collection Set is made and you should save it at this time. To "Start" collecting data, just right click the name of the collection set you created under User Defined and then click on "START". You will notice the icon changes to an arrow inside the icon.
    The default run time for the collection is 10 minutes. You can set this to whatever you want back under the setup routine (right click collection name), however, realize that anything over 1 minute will only collect and display the graphic display. The typical html report can only be displayed for the 1 minute period.
    When the data collection starts, you will notice that down below in the tree, under REPORTS, your collection set name will appear as a folder. Inside the folder is the year/month/date and a serial # of the report. It may create two with the same name. The first is the graphical display which you can see if you choose monitor. The second is the actual HTML page showing all the data as what we all would have expected to see.
    I hope you have no trouble setting up a user defined collection set. It works very well and yields what I think you are looking for.

    Last edited by protiusmime; 01 Sep 2008 at 12:04 AM.
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