Originally posted by jcortes
if you got hit by lightning it could cause serious damage to the system and potentially destroy all the hardware in your system. did you sustain a direct hit where the lightning struck and then all the power went out even to your pc?
I have no idea. This is not my computer. I'm working on it for someone I know.
I plugged it into the monitor and sure enough the video card is cooked. I tried another video card and it worked. The CD drive, floppy drive, and hard drive are all working. When it booted, it got as far as the option to start in Safe Mode or Start Windows Normally selection because it was improperly shut down before. This means that the RAM and CPU are good. After that, it tries to boot the OS and just blue screens really quick and reboots (probably because the new motherboard.)