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Justin I suppose the easiest way to do this would be to insert your system disk into your ibook boot it up holding down the c key on your keyboard and then instal a fresh system. Use the erase and instal option as this will erase your hard drive. Any other queries get back to me, hope this helps. By the way a step by step way of doing this can be found at http://macs.about.com/od/leopard105/ss/installleopard.htm although it's leopard it should be similar across system.
There are several models of iBook G4. The following sequence applies to the "14-inch Early 2004."
Remove all peripheral cables. Remove the battery. Reset the power manager by pressing the key combination Control-Option-Shift- power. Then plug the iBook into AC power and attempt to start it with the power key.
If this procedure does not being it back, invasive diagnostics are required, in which case you should being it to an Apple-Certified tech for repair.
You should be able to sucessfully boot from the original installation CD. If not, there is another problem with the computer. The iBook G4's are known to have logic board problems, which could very well be causing this problem. The logic board problem is very costly to fix. Over $300. There are solutions that you can do yourself online. I did this on my iBook and it continued working. Let me know and I'll send you a link to repair this yourself.
It could be a couple of things. First thing first, boot your computer holding Command (apple) + Option (Alt) + P + R. try again.
If this is not working you could try to reset the logic board, this is done by holding the power button when you start the computer a few seconds, until you hear a loud beep.
Permissions could be in problem also. To reset those you need to Hold command + S when you start up, then when the computer waits for your input: type fsck -f (enter). When it's over type restart (enter).
If none of the above works for you you may have a hard drive or memory problem. Best thing would be to bring it to an apple serice store or call Apple for tech support.
Try resetting the PRAM by turning on the iBook then holding option + command + P + R and wait till u hear another chime. If it still freezes, it may indicate an application may be causing it to lock up hold shift after you hear the chime to boot OS X into safe boot.