Throwing out what finally worked today with this (1.0.9)
1) rebooted machine
2) closed all programs
3) dumped .dat file
4) opened DW
5) opened the index page in the folder where I needed to build out db pages
6) closed files, pallets... everything except the index page
Made it thru ok
Just an fyi, I had no crash issues with 1.1.1 but had other problems as noted in another thread.
Hopes this helps someone else. I think I was told it was DW memory problem, so by giving DW as much memory as possible, helps.