I have a MAC G4 iBook that has recently developed a rather noisy cd/dvd drive. Periodically it also gets a little fussy about reading a cd or dvd, making it sound like a rather labor intensive process, and then spitting it out.
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Check the transport mechanism of the laser head. The transport can get
stuck with dust, hair or vibration. If the transport is stuck, the drive
still appear but can't read the CD because the lens is not moving
Clean the area around the lens with cotton buds (be
careful not to scratch the lens). Move the lens mechanism away from the
center (use a plastic paper clip, slide gently). Place a DVD/CD disc and
reboot your laptop. The DVD will auto align the drive during boot-up.
immediately run a hdd diagnostics thru F12 when you power up the laptop. if it has error codes then check if hdd is faulty. if no errors then try to repair the startup using the OS CD. if fails then this might end to a OS clean install.
Folder with a blinking question mark means a missing system folder, in other words there isn't an OS installed. To fix this you need to boot from the OS X installer CD. With the OS X installer CD in the drive, hold down the C key on your keyboard when you start your mac. This tells the mac to boot from the optical drive (i.e. CD drive) and load the OS X installer. From there just follow the onscreen instructions to install OS X.
Also, you should be aware that the ibook is not compatible with Windows XP. Only the newer “intel macs” of the past few years are compatible with XP. Your mac predates Apple's transition to intel processors and Windows XP compatibility on the mac platform by a few years. This is why your Windows XP CD didn't load on it. The ibook is Mac OS X only.
It only runs on Mac OS X however it is compatible with newer versions of the OS. 10.2 jaguar is kind of old and a little buggy. You may want to consider installing 10.4 Tiger for improved stability and performance. Avoid the newest version (10.5 Leopard) as it is geared towards newer and faster machines.
Hope this helps. Enjoy your mac