My network took an indirect hit from lightning last Wednesday evening. My primary workstation (Dell with XP Professional) was a casualty. I've removed the power supply, had it tested (it is bad), and replaced the power supply with a new one. When I turn the machine on, the CD drive lights up and the system apparently never tries to boot or even access the harddrive.
Since I am a developer and intentionally try to stay out of the hardware end of things, is there something simple I can try or do I need to take the machine to a hardware expert? I've tried a boot diskette but it was never accessed. Since I can't get the CD drive to open, I have been unable to try rebooting from a CD.