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Ok, so last night, I was doing some small things while Defragmenting my Hard drives. Then suddenly, someone else in my house plugged something into the same circuit as I, and it popped the circuit breaker. No biggie, right?


Well, as I rebooted after restoring the power... I can to this very odd error, that in all my years of experience with computers, I have never seen...

Windows read "KMDEG is Compressed Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to Restart"

I have only seen this type of error with the boot manager... nothing else... Has anyone seen this KMDEG file before???

Here is a picture.





Ok, is there any way to get past this error?
I have my main boot drive mirrored with another drive, and I tested both drives, which ever drive I try, it comes up with the same error. I have also tried unplugging all the drives except my boot drive to see if it is a RAID error.... and I still recieved the error.



If there is no way, then I would need to find a way to recover my data, the hard drives are operational, but i cannot find a way in.
Here is my current drive setup:

Drive 1 (500 GB): Partition 1 is mirrored in RAID 1 with Drive 3, Partition 2 is in RAID 0 with Drive 2.

Drive 2 (320 GB): Partition 1 is in RAID 0 with Drive 1, Partition 2 is a normal partition that is a backup of the RAID 0.

Drive 3 (320 GB): Boot Drive, Nothing else.

I have recent restore points set up in my windows installation, but I am not sure, that if I reinstall windows on one of the drives, would I be able to access that restore point and restore back to my original windows installation?


Any one have any Ideas? I do not have a spare hard drive laying around that I can use to transfer all that data to...


Any help would be appreciated.... cause at the moment I am really stuck, and I just want it up and running again.


Thanks,
Mast3rRoot
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Have you tried booting into Safe mode F8?,
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have you tried doing a startup repair using the windows dvd?
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post #4 of 18
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Actually, this shows up before I can do anything. I think it has something to do with the boot up files. Which I have not touched.


Also I have tried running windows repair from the CD, I have tried to restore from the restore points recognized on the disk, and I have tried running start up repair. neither have helped. Start up repair has told me that there is nothing wrong, and the restore point recovery didnt help the problem.
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I hate to say this,But it looks like your going to have to reinstall windows 7.
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Nevermind, beat me to it
    
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Yeah, thats what I was afraid of, the next question is, how do I recover my data?
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Everything you had on your storage drives will still be on them,But everything on the boot drive will be gone.
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You can access it with an ubuntu live cd
    
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Ok, I assume that I split the two mirrors so that they are two separate drives, reinstall on the main boot drive, would I be able to revert back to my restore point that is on the other drive?
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