Sysnative - The Beginning
At one time or another, most people who use the Windows operating system have experienced the dreaded "Blue Screen of Death" (BSOD). Until Windows 8, a strange blue screen filled with numbers and codes, completely incomprehensible to most everyone. Granted, there are occasions where a shutdown/restart or evoking "Last Known Good Configuration" appear to have resolved whatever issue caused the BSOD. More times than not, however, help is needed to trace the source of the problem. This is where Sysnative.com came into play.
Sysnative.com is the result of a vision of Microsoft MVP (2009-2015), John Griffith. John, known in forum communities as jcgriff2
, specializes in Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Kernel dump analysis. John also enjoys a reputation as an expert Windows forensic troubleshooter, typically sought by Windows owners after all else has failed.
John developed an application for use by BSOD OPs known as the "jcgriff2 BSOD File Collection app
". The output, including mini kernel memory dumps, is used by BSOD Analysts who assist computer users in tracking down the source of the BSODs plaguing their computers. In addition, John developed BSOD kernel dump file scripts that automate many of the mundane tasks performed by the Windbg GUI. The scripts allow the running of multiple BSOD kernel dump files vs. running dumps one-by-one with Windbg. In addition, the scripts also incorporate a direct interface to the Driver Reference Table, known as DRT
, for driver look-ups. The DRT
was created by Microsoft MVP John Carrona
, known by his online handle, usasma
The contributions by many talented people who are involved in analyzing the data compiled by John's application have made the "Sysnative/jcgriff2 BSOD File Collection app
" and the "writhziden BSOD Dump Processing Scripts
" the tools of choice for BSOD Kernel Dump Analysis.
Sysnative - Who We Are and What We Do
We are a dedicated, driven and professional group of people that come from many different disciplines and backgrounds, including Microsoft MVPs as well others knowledgeable in Microsoft Windows Operating Systems, Programming, Networking, Graphics, and Games. Each of us has a skill set that complements the other and we work as a team to assist users with computer issues, malware, software questions etc. Most of us get enjoyment and satisfaction from helping others.
Unlike other forums, Sysnative.com is one of the very few that specialize in Windows Update/Servicing issues using SFCFix, developed by niemiro
. SFCFix is compatible with Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Windows Server counterparts. SFCFix is a Console Application which can be used with or without any Command Line parameters. After analyzing a user's CBS and CheckSUR logfiles, a script file consisting of a list of appropriate directives is provided via SFCFix to repair corrupt Windows Update files, registry keys, and permissions damage. Also features an automated component which can repair by itself many simple file and registry corruptions, along with providing users with clear explanations as to what the log files show and whether there is potential cause for concern. The definition files and code controlling what corruptions can be repaired automatically are updated regularly, and particularly target registry corruptions which are reported but cannot be automatically fixed by the System Update Readiness Tool/DISM.
There are only a select group that know properly how to resolve Windows Update/Servicing issues and as such we have an academy where we teach others that are willing to learn and assist in the forums. For help with Windows Update/Servicing issues, follow the Windows Update Forum Posting Instructions
. To learn whether the Windows Update Academy is right for you, please see here: Learn How to Fix Windows Update: The Sysnative Windows Update Academy
Whether faced with the dreaded Blue Screen of Death, Windows Update issues, have an infected computer, programming, networking or other problems or questions, expert assistance is available from the many talented analysts at Sysnative.com. Registration here is free, as is the help.
Sysnative is a term that has two meanings. The Sysnative alias was first seen in 64-Bit Windows with Windows Vista. The Sysnative folder is used by a 32-bit application to access the native system folder instead of the %WinDir%\System32 folder. In addition, WOW64 recognizes the Sysnative folder as a special alias. As a result, the file system does not redirect access away from the Sysnative folder. This mechanism is flexible and easy to use and the Sysnative folder can be used to bypass file system redirection. Additional information is available at MSDN in "File System Redirector
The other use of Sysnative, and the usage of interest to us, is that it is the domain name for Sysnative.com. The logo for Sysnative.com, displayed above, was created by Kenneth Watts, a very talented graphic designer known on various help forums as NJustice or N_J. Information about his services is available at Amazing Dezigns