Switching Between Data Frames

Discussion created by tmhcgis on Jun 23, 2011
Latest reply on Feb 26, 2013 by cobra1368
I have a mxd's with multiple data frames and data driven pages enabled, so that when one frame changes view, the others change as well.  When I go to activate another data frame for editing, the program crashes.  I open the mxd and try again, and it continues to crash.  I can't finish my work under these conditions, and it does this for all my maps set up this way.  I try to start my maps again from scratch, and it works for a bit, but eventually goes back to crashing every time I try to move from one data frame to the next. 

What is wrong with ArcMap 10 (I'm using ArcView license) that makes it so buggy and how do I fix this issue?  Will 10.1 provide a fix?  I have a Intel 2 Quad CPU Q8400 @ 2.66Ghz, could my hardware be an issue?

My reliability history is full of instances where 'ArcMap has stopped working' or 'stopped responding and was closed' and its been like that every since I switched to ArcMap 10.  I experience this on a daily basis, sometimes dozen of times a day, and its extremely annoying.