Why is my PowerBook blinking a black question mark and smily face?

hey when i turn on my

PowerBook G4 Titanium DVI Model A1001

it shows me a white screen for 2 minutes then shows me a black question mark and a white and blue smily face what do i do?

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Your machine can't find a valid operating system. This can be caused by a corrupted system folder or a failed hard drive. Boot from the original system CD holding down the "C" key and start to install a system, the second screen the pull down menu appears. Go to Utilities. Open "Disk Utility" and see if you can repair the drive. If you can see the drive and disk utilities doesn't fix it then try installing a new system. If you can't see the drive then you probably need to replace it.

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i have the same problem but i dont have the original system disc. is there way to this this with out the disc?

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