Reviewing the provided information I am not able to suggest what could cause this behaviour. You can remove the old log files located in ~\App_Data\Sitefinity\Logs
folder of your project, then try to reproduce the problem and send us the newly created files. As addition you can inspect the page for some errors in the console during the publishing process with tool like Firebug for Firefox. If we have this information we will get a better picture of the problem and could suggest where is the exact problem.
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