when i turn on my ibook, it says to restart &

Apple G4
May 4, 2011 at 16:26:26
Specs: Windows Vista
This shows up on the screen:
panic(cpu 0 caller 0x3a2f0c): "unable to find driver for this platform:\"PowerBook6,5\".\n"@/SourceCache/xnu/xnu-1456.1.25/iokit/Kernel/IOPlatformExpert.cpp:1389
Latest stack backtrace for cpu 0: etc.

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May 7, 2011 at 00:06:52
Welcome to Computing.net!

To answer your question, I'd like to start by being honest. Macs have their bad days as well like PCs do--but not in the same ways. What you are seeing is called a "kernel panic"--what I could best describe to a Windows user as being similar to the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) or STOP screen. This occurs because Macs use the BSD/Darwin OS specification of Unix, and adhere to this standard to report serious errors, but they are indeed one of the most secure platforms to work with.

Now, can you outline anything that you recall doing (such as installing new software or hardware) before the computer in question crashed? Also, have you heard any noises accompanying the panic, like beeping, a light flashing in cadence, loud or high-pitched whirring, a "clink" or click noise, or multiple scans of the disk surface audible, to name a few?

Finally, how old is the machine? Apple manufactured iBooks from 1999 until 2005. To help you with this task, original iBooks were titled by their "clamshell" form factor, and used a color palette, similar to the original iMacs, released around the same time. Newer G3 iBooks will have a translucent white keyboard like the clamshell models, but will adhere to the notebook form factor, having a silver/nickel appearance on the inside, and will have iBook written in Apple Garamond (similar to Times) on the inside of the lid. G4 iBooks will have iBook G4 written on the inside of the lid in Podium Sans (a font which will appear like Myriad Pro or Lucida Grande.) They will also have an updated solid keyboard design, and a matte gray inside.

To get directly to the point, I believe the kernel panic is caused by system corruption, hard drive faliure or corruption, memory faliure, or on the minor side, faliure to reset the NVRAM/parameter RAM (achieve this by holding Cmd+Opt+P+R immediately after the chime and hold it down for four more chimes to do a through reset.)

Please specify additional information as requested, as it will "help me help you." :) I believe that this may be memory-related, but depending on the responses given, I can better diagnose your machine's issue. Thank you for posting and for allowing me to assist you today!


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