So last fall, i believe Fall 2014, i picked up an Emac. Late model the seller was asking $40 because it wouldn't boot up. Original Setuo when i bought it was 1.42Ghz,256mb RAM, 80Gb HDD, CD-RW/DVD ROM, Airport card. When i brought it home i booted it up to find it loaded the tiger welcome logo and froze when the bar moved to the end. I firewired the Emac to my macbook and grabbed some applications and looked through it a bit. Then installed Leopard using my macbook as the DVD drive as for some reason no PPC mac wants to read my leopard DVD.. A Few months down the road the hard drive DIED. Just stopped. I figured this is why Tiger was currupt in the first place. So i replaced it with another Seagate 80GB and I upgraded the DVD ROM which never wanted to spit its tray out to a DVD RW and gave it a gig of RAM. Now with a few month old install of leopard and barely any use the hard drive is always loading something annoying me. Thats my first issue. My second is again the Computer would not read my Leopard DVD. Yes its a burned but OEM copy. Sadly in the move the originals where lost. I just installed Virtual PC 7 because i wanted to install windows XP of even 2000 but in the settings the DVD drive doesnt appear and it cant find the drive. The windows 2000 cd will mount on the desktop but not in the software. (this is an authentic version of windows, brought from the copy shop i work at, burned copy but from the authentic disk.) Anyways. I think i might replace the hard drive in this because its really loud when loading and it seems its always loading something... I might put a CD RW/DVD ROM in it since i found one today with a black front panel VS the Pioneer one i have in there is a faded white front panel. BUt no idea what its constantly loading from the HDD or why VP7 (taken from machintoshgarden) isnt finding the working DVD RW.. Any help is appreciated!