Currently Being ModeratedJul 20, 2011 5:14 PM (in response to KJA11)
I had the same problem. But I then held down the "control" key and then clicked on the "paused" Lion application button at the bottom of the screen. This gave me the option to restart the download. I selected that option and the download continued.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 20, 2011 6:32 PM (in response to KJA11)
I had to restart my (new) MBP during the download. Now it says Paused and I can get it to start again. Yes, I CTRL-clicked on the download icon and clicked Resume. Nothing happens. Yes, I tried going through the app store, choosing Purchases and clicking Resume, again nothing happens. WTH!!!! FIX THIS CRAP!!!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 20, 2011 6:52 PM (in response to email@example.com)
It works now, but I did nothing to make that happen. I went back into App Store yet again, only this time instead of "Resume"--which hadn't worked the 37 times I tried it before--it said "Install", and that worked. Apple, please debug and fix the Pause/Resume thing.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 24, 2011 5:11 PM (in response to KJA11)
See this forum for more info:
Do you have a 2Wire 27XX Modem? If so, right now your best options are:
1) Tether your phone if your data plan, or wallet, allows for a 3.7GB download
2) Switch out your modem
3) Download it through another internet connection
4) Follow the instructions within this forum for extracting the cd image from another machine that was able to download the file and burn your own disk
5) Wait until Apple offers an alternative method of obtaining the file (such as preinstalled on a flash drive)
6) Follow the directions within this forum for setting up your modem as a transparent bridge and letting your computer do the routing through PPPoE
Currently Being ModeratedJul 26, 2011 5:29 PM (in response to KJA11)
This is happening to me as well, except that it's not Lion, it's some other apps. Two seem to be stuck in a state called "Paused" but when I press the resume button nothing happens. The other is stuck in "Waiting" but there's nothing happening. This is frustrating...
Currently Being ModeratedAug 29, 2011 12:41 AM (in response to ComputerTechCraig)
You just saved the day! For me:
THE PROBLEM WAS THE 2WIRE MODEM
We recently started using the 2wire. As soon as I read your post I plugged in an old Actiontec modem and the download started immediately. Thx!
Currently Being ModeratedMar 6, 2012 5:35 AM (in response to KJA11)
On the App Store, click on Purchased at the top of the store.
You can resume it from there. This is the best way to watch the download happening too as the Lion icon doesn’t show you how many MB has downloaded or long there is to go.
You can view this information in the App Store though. It works
Currently Being ModeratedMar 17, 2012 2:31 PM (in response to KJA11)
Well, here's something I learned today about this: Mac Apple Store app MUST be run in 64-bit mode. Apps will not download with MAS running in 32-bit. If you aren't sure which mode you have running, navigate to your applications folder, click once on the App Store app, then either click Command and i or right click (or two-finger-touch) and select "get info." Make sure the radio button for "Run in 32-bit mode" is UNCHECKED.
I wonder how many people are having this problem. I can't remember why (or if) I had selected 32-bit mode, but that solved my problems immediately!