Why Don't my Apps work When I boot up.

Hi First time here, My first question So please be easy on me hehe

Well where do I start, My iBook has been acting wierd for the past couple of weeks, everytime I boot Up,It boots up properly But I try to Click on the Apps (Like the system Properties) And it just won't start, Not one of my apps will start, I click on it and no response whatsoever, Its not frozen And to be honest I really don't know much about mac any help would be appreciated :D

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Looks like a failing hard drive. To troubleshoot it I would boot from an external hard drive and if the iBook works OK then the internal HD has a problem.

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Yea it looks like it is a failing hard drive. Does this mean I have to replace it or just fix it with my OS. If I do have to replace it, What HD's would you guys recommend to buy?

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Here are some suitable drives that ifixit sells. Ralph

http://www.ifixit.com/Mac-Parts/iBook-G4...

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Cool Thanks :D, This should indeed Bring back my iBook from the dead ^^. Thanks guys!

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Fellow the rj713 advice, if the problem is a software issue you might be able to repair the drive but anyway if it's the original drive well I would not be surprised that it's getting a hardware problem. You may consider to replace it with a fast new drive so you'll gain performance and capacity.

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First try resetting your PMU and PRAM. If that doesn't work book with your OS disk but don't install. Instead goto utilities/drive repair and run drive repair until it reports no trouble found. To boot to your OS disk inset it in the drive and select restart and hold down the c key after the chime. If none of this works get back to us. Ralph

http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1379

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Thanks, It seems that Resetting The PMU and PRAM Worked, But when I open up the System preferences, Its freezes up and goes to the blue screen, and resets.

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