Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2011 4:21 PM (in response to pantopic)
Yeah, I get this too. I did a fresh install of Lion.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2011 4:34 PM (in response to pantopic)
Have you let it completely reindex the drive after your install or are you shutting it down or sleeping it before it's finished, therefore its restarting indexing everytime you restart...
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2011 5:05 PM (in response to Fastsavage)
Yes, I've let it re-index completely several times.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2011 6:05 PM (in response to Yozza)
Yozza - Have you tried turning spotlight off then on again - and letting it reindex....
Currently Being ModeratedAug 1, 2011 6:21 PM (in response to pantopic)
I believe it is not re-indexing the entire drive, only the incremental change since last looked at. It seems a little more up front while 10.6 was more hidden in the background.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 2, 2011 2:02 AM (in response to joeuu)
Incremental re-indexes don't take hours (or, at least, they shouldn't). As far as I can tell, it's doing a full index each time I start up.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 3, 2011 9:20 AM (in response to pantopic)
Same thing here.
The system works fine for several days, then it becomes unstable, needs to be shut down and Spotlight reindexes upon startup.
Third time now this has happened.
Something is clearly wrong with Lion.
Hope an update comes out soon to fix this.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 4, 2011 10:30 AM (in response to pantopic)
I've got a 2011 MBP and have the WiFi drop issue as well as re-indexing. It can also create a force shut down issue. This and the constant re-indexing of Spolight after restart are signs of urgent update need. The re-indexing things happened with SL. Good if we can start of with lessons learned from the last OS.
Reinstall of the Lion, even ensuring Ethernet connection, is not the solution. If we can get Apple to at least advise on what to do in these matters if the 10.7.1 update is some time off, that's great. Complex file trees? It's all speculation untill Apple disgnoses.
Btw, abandon MS Outlook 2011 if you are on Lion.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 6, 2011 2:20 AM (in response to Grant_M)
This problem seems to occur on a weekly basis.
There are elements of Lion taht become ustable and can cause several things ewither simultaneously or individually, including Mail crashing if you browse messages while new messages are downloading, Wireless connection being lost, Time Machine failing to prepare a backup, iTunes failing to open, activity monitor faling to open etc.
When the system becomes unstable like this it will generally be necessary to force a shutdown and Spotlight's index will be or has already become corrupted. When you restart it wil then need to index from scratch, slowing things down.
Running Disk utility to repair permissions, you will probably find that quite a few repairs are made.
For users of Fusion, it is worth noting that once Lion becomes ustable in this way there is a very high chance any open virtual machines will become corrupted when you shut them down to then shut down Lion. Make sure you are using Snapshots so you can revert to an earlier version when restarting. Similar precaustions are probably advisable for Parallels.
This is a mess.
I hope Apple are able to resolve the issue/s quickly.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 9, 2011 7:45 AM (in response to pantopic)
Same problems here!
Every time I reboot spotlight completely reindexes my harddisk even when I'm on battery.
This is just plain stupid.
Startup is slower, shutdown is slower.
I think lion's features are great but they better had it held back longer... if you buy a mac now with lion ready-installed you are screwed...
I'm thinking about going back to SL If the problems aren't solved in september.
But some other stupid thing is that you can't use your time machine anymore in SL after using it with Lion.
Briefly, it ***** and Apple needs to com with some serious patches!!!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 10, 2011 8:45 AM (in response to pantopic)
I'm having the exact same problem. Every restart the computer reindexes everything. This started since using Lion
Currently Being ModeratedAug 10, 2011 9:17 AM (in response to pantopic)
Same here. This is very frustrating... My system becomes unstable after just a day of use. I`ve ran the hardware test and it passed. I wish I had an apple store nearby so someone could take a look for me.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 17, 2011 1:18 PM (in response to Ponkbutler)
You summarized exactly all the issues I'm getting on lion.
Unfortunately, 10.7.1 doesn't fix this issue.
I hope Apple will catch up on these huge faults.