Removing duplicates in Address Book...

Hi: In all the years I have used Address Book, the "Find & Combine Duplicate Cards" feature has never functioned, I repeat, has never functioned. It always freezes the program once it has completed the find and begins to combine duplicate cards. "Address Book Not Responding" is the message I always get in the "Force Quit" window -- which I indeed have to do. I always back up before I again try to use the feature hopeing it's been "fixed" via recent automatice updates which I always accept and install.
Please assist if possible. I would love to see that feature functional, especially now that I have an Iphone. I'm a consummate Filemaker user and find I must continue to maintain both Address Book and Filemaker records for my work which is a terrible inconvenience for we power users. One would hope that the Address Book database program soon becomes as sophisticated as our Macs and Iphones as it is the very basis of all our e communications systems. Regards - Scott Foster, Honolulu
OS 10.4.11
Machine Name: Power Mac G5
Machine Model: PowerMac7,3
CPU Type: PowerPC G5 (3.1)
Number Of CPUs: 2
CPU Speed: 2.7 GHz
L2 Cache (per CPU): 512 KB
Bus Speed: 1.35 GHz
Boot ROM Version: 5.2.4f1
Serial Number: G8534ALARU4

At this point I think you should get Applejack...
http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/19596
http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/15667
After installing, Reboot holding down CMD+s, (+s), then when the DOS like prompt shows, type in...
applejack AUTO
Then let it do all 5 of it's things.
The 5 things it does are...
Correct any Disk problems.
Repair Permissions.
Clear out Cache Files.
Repair/check several plist files.
Dump the VM files for a fresh start.
At least if it doesn't fix it, it'll eliminate a few questions.

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