I noticed that this was never resolved and I encountered this issue yesterday. This site has the most recent thread I can find that is related. To start with, here's the specs:
Windows 7 Professional (64 bit, purchased OEM)
ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz (1090T)
G.SKILL Ripjaws 4GB DDR3 1600
2 x OCZ Vertex 2 90GB SSD (in RAID)
ATI Radeon HD 3770 X2
All the hardware tests fine, and there have been no prior hardware conflicts. I know the video card is old, but it had no prior issues either. Built this box in December and hadn't even gotten around to playing with OC settings - so that's unrelated.
When playing the RIFT beta, the game crashed and hard-locked. Research led to updating the application profile pack, so I did this and retried the game. After 10 minutes or so it crashed again and hit the bsod, citing atikmdag.sys. The fix that seemed to work for others was uninstalling the ATI drivers, booting into safe mode, clearing out remaining driver files (including any copies of the atikmdag.sys) and reinstalling the drivers clean.
So, I did the "express uninstall" of the ATI software and went to boot into Safe mode. But now, when Windows tries to boot, it flashes up the quickest blue screen ever (no time to read it to see whether it's a legit bsod) and reboots the machine. This now happens every time Windows tries to boot.
The further difficulty I am having is that I am unable to boot windows in ANY mode because of this problem, including any iteration of Safe mode. Additionally, When I boot using the Windows disk to run repair utilities or try a system restore, no operating system is listed, and when it asks me to load drivers for my hard disks, I cannot find the correct sysinfo file to make it see the raided SSDs (although it lets me browse its files in the Load Driver dialog... and of course the BIOS settings haven't changed, still shows up right). So that option is out. Also, there's no onboard video.
Any ideas? I was thinking of plugging the SSDs into another box and removing the files while they're loaded as a secondary drive, if those files are indeed what is causing the problem...
Thanks for any feedback,
Edited by nomless - 2/21/11 at 10:03am