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Vista Stop 0X00008086 — 3 Comments

  1. The Answer is It’s an ACER.. LOL
    now you knew better when you started working on that disposable plastic box.

    sorry, I read your blog daily and this just made me have to comment as an A+ Tech, I know what you’re going through.

    many many days I quickly read and today was just too funny to not leave a comment.

    yeahhh I know, it’s really not an inside joke.

  2. Preferences aside, and from 25 years of technical experience: “manufacturer x” or “programming company y” frequently isn’t the ultimate problem. Sony, Toshiba, and many other systems exhibit STOP 0x00008086 errors…and in this case it’s apparently more related to “the software on the hardware” (i.e., the firmware) than a particular manufacturer, who has scores of firmware companies from which to choose, and hardware from many other vendors branded under someone else’s faceplate.

    In any case, I have a STOP 0x8086 on a Sony system I’m troubleshooting that occurred in April of this year (luckily, logs are available from then). So as to follow up with a potentially helpful reference, many articles mention problems with AHCI and internal SATA drives, and indeed, this system is showing scores of eventlog messages that AHCI is not responding properly with respect to the BIOS, which is a Windows message, not a Sony message. AHCI is, of course, part of the BIOS implementation, and either the BIOS manufacturer or the drive manufacturer could be at fault. Microsoft maintains a list of BIOS pages here:


    and a reference for the STOP error is here:


    To leave on-topic, most articles indicate that the solution is to reset the SATA mode to ATA in the BIOS, which forces Windows to use its native, default drivers, and reinstall the operating system–since a base layer change like this would make the system, at best, unusable until reinstall (and at worst, corrupt the system). This of course means that you have to try to back up the system first, so you can replace your files. Since it lowers the likelihood that a “blue screen” will occur, doing this in Safe Mode is probably the best bet.

    While this is an old article, this still might be a relevant answer for visitors.

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