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IBOOK G4 the disc is clean and i initualized the hard drive. I have 2 ibooks without operating systems and is trying to install os x 10.4. The first cd installs fine but when it comes to the second one, it gets to media files and stops at 23% and says to try and install again.

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You may have a RAM problem.One of the most serious problems that can afflict your Mac is "bad memory" -- the common term for a defective RAM chip.
Apple provides Apple Hardware Test with every new Mac -- it's either on the Mac OS X Install/Restore disc, or on a separate Hardware Test disc.

Here are the instruction on how to run the Apple Hardware Test CD:

http://support.apple.com/kb/TA25668?viewlocale=en_US

copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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Have you looked at disk #2 to make sure no scratches or sticky fingerprints?? Usually when you get an error on 2nd media its issues with this and or when you boot to fist disk goto utilities and check the hard dirve to see if its not failing at a point also make sure your doing a full restore and not archieve install

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