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<0> kernel panic -not syncing : attempted to kill the idle task.

Hello everybody,

i don't know what's happened,but when i've rebooted debian 4.0,i've seen the following error message :

<0> kernel panic -not syncing : attempted to kill the idle task.

and i cannot login into the system anymore

This error message happens in single user mode,too.
Please,i don't want to reinstall everything,please help me.

Thanks.
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The cds are available here:

http://www.debian.org/CD/

I'm not positive but you might be able to use one of the minimal ones for this.
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Can you the 5 lines above the kernel panic as well? Also if you use GRUB, press E before selecting Debian in the boot loader and post here what it says there.
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root (hd0,1)
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.18-6-486
root = /dev/sda2 ro
initrd /boot/initrd.img-2.6.18-4-486
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process swapper (pid : 0,ti=c030e000 task = c02bd7a0 task.ti = c030e000)
stack : c0101a1c c03105fa c0353f80 00000000
call trace :
[<c0101a1c>] cpu_idle +0x37/0x4c
[<c03105fa>] start_kernel +0x270/0x272
code : c0 00 75 40 80 ...
eip : [xc01019bd>] default_idle +0x31 / 0x59
ss:esp 0068:c030fff0
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in rescue mode

udevd_event [1741] : run_program : "/lib/udev/path_id abnormal exit
input : imps/2 generic wheel mouse as /class/input/input4
Did the rescue cd work?
i've made a fresh installation of debian,but i will you points anyway for your help.
thanks