So I Already decided i want reinstall / format my mac partition, but i hadnt made a secondary partition yet, so i made one while installing ilife, i made sure the "system" partition, had 50gb space left, however, while partition i got a pernal panic asking me to shut down. Now when starting up again, i saw some artifacts right before the login screen. OSx is now choppy as hell, and all the name of the icons on the dock is cut on the top, like for example, the i doenst have a dot over it etc. So something obviously went ****, now im trying to partition again, but its already taken forever, its moving ever so slighty while the HD makes very much noise. Its never made that sound before, the imac hd is useless quiet. Do partition on mac take a long time? I mean, i have 1tb drive, and used like 200gb of it, then i partition the new drive in 200 / 800 GB partition. Weird thing is, all the apps are dead slow and i get spinning beach ball right away, however, navigating around in finder is super quick. Would appreciate some advice.