My Computer: 2.8 GHz intel Core 2 Duo Mac, running OS X Ver. 10.5.8. Before I start here I'd like to add I searched for answers here before posting this, but I can't find instructions pertaining to my situation specifically. I also posted this in the iMac Help forum but realized it was in the wrong place, not seeing the Windows specific forum. I'd rather get this problem solved than be bashed for asking about it. In the future I will try to be less frantic about this sort of thing. I've partitioned my hard drive before, but in order to get more space on my Windows partition I have made a disk image using a program called Winclone. I also backed up important files to my external hard drive, and then used disk utility to erase and make a new partition so I could restore the Winclone disk image I made and have everything back. What I'm concerned about is I've been waiting for this new partition (65 GB) to finish being made and its taking a while. I read that if you stop the process it could damage the OS X side and you could lose all your files. This scared me. I started to run time machine about 10 minutes ago and set the destination to my external drive for backup (Its a huge drive, it can hold 650+ GB so I'm not worried about running out of space.) What I need to ask is what should I do? Do I stop Disk Utility and risk it? Do I let it run? Do I kiss my computer goodbye and pray that Time Machine backed everything up right onto my external hard drive? As of now I feel like I'm sitting on top of a time bomb. I don't know if Time Machine is working correctly because I started it AFTER I began to partition my hard drive. What to do, what to do... Scared as hell. Should I let Time Machine back everything up, the disconnect my external and end Disk Utility?