I think my hard disk is on the outs. Over the past few days whenever I use my iMac, it has been operating terribly slow. I can't do anything without getting the beach ball. I booted up (which takes about 10 mins) and tried to run disk utility to repair permissions, which ended up bringing up the kernel panic screen. I connected the iMac in firewire disk mode to my MacBook. The disk mounted quickly, but when I try to access files in Finder I get a spinning wheel in the bottom right of the Finder window. So, would this seem to indicate my hard disk is on the way out? Or do these symptoms indicate something else? I have most of my files backed up on an external so I should be ok in that regard, but I just wanted to know if anyone has experience with this.