A power surge can fry anything inside your case. Some devices are more resistant to them, but they can all die if enough electricity is put into them.
I'd suggest disconnecting and disabling everything that you can lay your hands on and trying to boot up with a minimal configuration.
Here's what I'd leave on the system:
CPU, cooler and fan
1 stick of RAM (test with this to see if it's good: http://www.memtest86.com/
floppy drive or CD drive (not both)
Disable any onboard devices (like the USB ports) when you first boot.
Try and boot from a DOS floppy. If it works, then add the mouse and try again. If that works, then add the hard drive and try again. If that works, then start trying to get Windows to load.
Once Windows is up, use this free utility to check the SMART status of your hard drive: http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php
Let us know how this works and we'll proceed from there.
Edited by usasma, 30 October 2006 - 10:43 AM.
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