Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2011 11:36 AM (in response to Photo23)
It's a bug of Lion. The same is happening to me. After turning off the computer, the gray bar appears and the login screen. Then i don´t have wifi or bootcamp partition. I have to reboot. I hope Apple fix it soon.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2011 6:25 PM (in response to Photo23)
Last time I saw that progress bar on my MacBook I discovered that my hard drive had some issue and I had to run disk utility to repair it - and it happen back with Snow Leopard.
So, my guess is that Lion uses the same approach: the progress bar is not a bug, instead it is a clue that you should run Disk Utility, and for that matter you need to boot from other disk than your primary HD (try Command-R when booting and select Disk Utility after the system goes up).
I hope this would help.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2011 8:50 PM (in response to Photo23)
I'm having the same issue. I have a brand new iMac that I bought just last week and did the up-to-date program to lion and I have the same progress bar everytime I completly shutdown and start back up. On top of all the problems listed above. iTunes won't load album covers. I always have to restart my computer to get everything working right. Anyone find a solution yet?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 30, 2011 7:05 AM (in response to Photo23)
I just purchased my iMac a couple of weeks ago and installed Lion. The progress bar has appeared on at least 6 occassions and after finally opening, I llose my Wi-Fi connection and I have to re-boot. It then works perfectly. After each failure I repair my disc permissions. I don't think it is a HD problem, as when the iMac had Snow Leopard (installed on the iMac) this problem never occured. What gives Apple???
Currently Being ModeratedJul 30, 2011 9:29 AM (in response to benjikan)
I think we should wait for an update, i can´t find any solution yet. i´m trying to turn on first the bluetooth devices, turn it on after, unistall programs that run in the startup, etc. greetings
Currently Being ModeratedJul 30, 2011 10:56 AM (in response to federicoabu)
If I turn my wireless Mouse and Keyboard on only after the system is booted up, I haven't a problem. If I start up my Keyboard before booting up the problem has occured.,It is not systematic though.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 5, 2011 3:31 AM (in response to Photo23)
Same issue here after upgrading my iMac 2010 from SL to Lion:
- need to login after startup from poweroff (although automatic login is configured)
- bad video performance (choppy refresh when swiping through desktops/full screen apps
- some websites behave not correctly (not loading, wierd stuff, ...)
After restart everything is back to normal.
I already tried to reconfigure automatic login, but no luck.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 5, 2011 7:49 PM (in response to Photo23)
i have the same issue.
when boot up till login screen with account selection, top menu bar will showing battery status (%), time and wifi status. If i see wifi status icon is hollow triangle, i know that after login my top menu bar gonna missing all icon (sync, time, bluetooth).
after restart the machine and see wifi icon with 4 bars, everything will be fine after login.
now everytime i boot the machine need restart once in order to get working top menu bar.
btw i installed istat & dropbox apps but unlikely caused by them.
hopefully next Lion update will solve this small issue and i really like new Lion interface.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2011 1:06 AM (in response to federicoabu)
Same problem for me on my iMac mid 2011 with Lion.
If I turn on the mouse and keyboard just after booting the problem does not occur.
However, I noticed some instability on bluetoooh and wifi.
Will be a software problem or hardware problem?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 17, 2011 5:39 AM (in response to Photo23)
I'm also experiencing this problem:
During startup a progress bar is displayed and I'm taken to a log-in screen. If I continue without a restart the iMac is extremely sluggish and the updated graphics scroll. A restart fixes all these problems however this problem persists no matter whether the drive has been checked and I log out with or without the restore option.
I have updated to 10.7.2 and the problem still persists.