Stuck at Starting Mac OS X screen


I have an iBook G4 and have recently reinstalled OS X 10.4 and now it won't boot into it at all, not safe mode, I can boot from the start up disc but only into where you can get to the utilities and junk like that. what can I do, I've reinstalled like three times now thinking I could just start fresh..


Start by using DiskUtility on your start up DVD and repair the HD and permissions. Check the S.M.A.R.T. status of your hard drive, in case there is a hardware problem, by selecting the Drive (not the volume) and reading the disk description at the foot of the Disk utility window.

If that doesn't work try DiskWarrior, it usually clears up problems like this.