I have two family trees, one with 200-some individuals and another with 900. The first still works perfectly, but something funny has happened to the second. On Tuesday when I went to save it, instead of taking the usually 30 sec-1 min, it took close to 10. I hadn't made any major changes (maybe added 3 people to the project) so I thought it was a fluke. The next time I saved it (again, no changes) it was a 40 minute wait. Now it doesn't save at all, just sits there, not responding. It loads (this takes a couple minutes now, but used to be really fast), and I was able to export it as a zip file, but "save" and "save as" are useless.
Here's what I have tried so far: reinstalling (with newest version), uninstalling and reinstalling, reimporting from the exported zip and renaming it, deleting all the pictures... I even installed it on my sister's new laptop and although it ran really fast, saving the project still took 30 minutes.
I am running Vista with Service Pack 2 (just installed two weeks ago, but like I said, the problems didn't start until this Tues). All I can think of that I might have done is that I turned off Auto-Save after the first slow save (because auto-save was taking 1-3 min and freezing up my computer) and right after this the problem escalated. But turning auto-save back on didn't help at all, since it now locks up the program too.
Here are the stats of my project: 949 individuals, 369 families, 12 sources, 24 notes, 212 photo records, file size 1227.7 kb, compression-Yes, and last loading time was 216.5 seconds (previously it had been 10-15s).
My photos are really big, but they had never slowed it down before, and I didn't add any new ones in before this problem started. And like I said, the other project still works perfectly (although, I can't "save as" with that one either, as it tells me the paths are invalid for any new names I give it). I didn't install any new programs this week, Windows is up to date, and I defragged and scanned last week with Mcafee, Avast, and Malwarebytes--so I really doubt it's a virus. So has this happened to anyone else? Is my project corrupted somehow?
Thanks for the listen. I've worked on this for the past eight hours today, and I'm out of ideas.