Thanks!... what do youdo about the virtual memory? can you clear or delete it?
If LR maxes out your "real" memory and swaps to the hard drive, you're sunk and the program slows to a crawl. Try these:
* upgrade your memory (unfortunately my laptop only accepts 4gb)
* split up your catalogs, good idea for bulk operations anyway
* close background programs
* disable windows superfetch except for boot (use google for step-by-step) if your computer after some time sometimes slows down significantly for no apparent reason