hanging on save - building workspace?

Discussion created by cbgthor624 on Feb 14, 2013
Latest reply on Feb 15, 2013 by MBuehler-esristaff
Recently I've encountered a pop-up window that shows a list of tasks akin to the progress window (screenshot attached). It sometimes appears after I save all. It says:
The user operation is waiting for "Building workspace" to complete.

Once this appears, a few seconds later the free memory ( the java memory side) drops and I get the purge memory question.  After that, the progress bar doesn't move, though the windows task manager shows my CPU maxed out by CE. The only way out is to end the process.

I'm not working with a particularly large scene (<8mb) or building complex 3D geometry; I am working with several cga files that pass back and forth a few dozen attributes (didn't notice the issue before I created that cga).

64-bit CE, 8GB of RAM...

Is this a is a memory issue or a matter of rebuilding the workspace?