My QlikSense desktop have a problem on loading data. It stuck on Indexing field: ABC endlessly and need to end the program task. A friend of mine told me to SET CreateSearchIndexOnReload=0. It is work on load, but causes the problem of unable to search by data field by word when run a dashboard.
Your dataset seems to be quite small so that it indicates that there is an issue with the datamodel and that there are synthetic keys and/or circular loops. More to these topics could could find here: Get started with developing qlik datamodels.
Yes, with this kind of datamodel everything should be quite smoothly. Therefore I tend to the assumption that there is something wrong with the Sense installation and/or some configurations in Sense or the OS and if a re-install doesn't help I think it will be quite difficult to find the real cause.
I suggest to contact the qlik support to get some background to the technically mechanics of this feature which might give some valuable hints.