My preteen son decided to format the used iMac I bought for him because it was running slow. It's been a useless headache since because we can't reinstall Lion since we didn't originally buy it from Apple Store. I ordered the emailed download version and made several boot Usb drives but I get stuck on the gray screen with the spinning wheel. I think maybe the drive partition is locked and I can't change the size of the partitions. I've been trying everything and anything for several weeks and about to take a hammer to it. Any suggestions before this iMac goes to Heaven? I have a MacBook Pro with Yosemite and love it...this iMac is the devil.