I turned off the wrong circuit breaker by mistake and when I cut a wire thinking it was dead there was a large spark. I went to the circuit breaker box and the circuit breaker did not look as though it had been thrown. I flipped it anyway and then noticed I was no longer getting power to my kitchen outlets. I am getting power all the way to my attic 1300 box but the last run of wire to my kitchen outlets no longer seems to carry juice. How do I diagnose this problem. It seems certain that the cause was the short but once I flipped the circuit breaker power should have been restored.
Are any of the receptacles ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCI)? It sounds like you might have tripped a GFCI with multiple receptacles connected to it. Pushing reset should fix the problem.