Okay, I'm not very educated when it comes to computers but I have heard that it's not good to leave one on in a thunderstorm. The problem is that I live on the Florida coast and hardcore thunderstorms come out of nowhere regularly.
Anyway early in the day we had one storm and my house lost power breifly and it caused my PC to shut down. I turned it back on after the storm and it was working fine, so I left it on.
Then later in the day a much worse storm hit, and I think lightning may have hit a wire near my house, and my computer shut off. Again I left it until the storm subsided, but this time I couldn't turn it back on, but as it was connected to power the light by the disc drive started flashing, as did the laser mouse, and the speakers were making a noise in unison. It wasn't a steady flash either; it changed tempo constantly.
I tried unplugging everything and disconnecting and then reconnecting and plugging back in several times, but nothing worked. Does anyone have any idea what might have happened, and what I need to do to get it take care of. I had it hooked up to a "surge protecter" as the outlet if that helps.