Faults in the operating system of visualization devices also frequently give rise to the failure of the machine. The Bachmann System Maintenance Stick (BSM Stick) enables the affected devices to be reset simply and quickly. This increases the availability of terminals and industrial PCs (IPCs) at the same time, thus also increasing overall system availability. The stick combines an 8GB USB stick with the Bachmann System Maintenance Utility, a graphical backup and restore program for Linux and Windows terminals or industrial PCs. A standard PC keyboard is required to operate the program. Complete backups of the operating system on the USB stick can be created virtually 'at the push of a button'. The restore operation can also be completed with the 'One click recovery' function, even by inexperienced machine operators.