Slow DOS box when Access is running

I still use some DOS applications running in a DOS box on a Win95 PC. This works fine.
But if I leave the DOS box, activate Access97 (even without loading a database) and return to the DOS box, the DOS application is running terribly slow.
The PC is a Pentium166 with 32 MB RAM
mdl052397Asked:
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adamggCommented:
Does your DOS app slow down even further when a database is open?
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JambyteCommented:
change the about of memory you reserve for each program.  Make a dos icon on your desktop right click it select [memory] change the amount there or goto misc and change the idle settings. you can play around with these for both your dos and access icon.
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JambyteCommented:
im glad that answer helped you out, if you need any thing else at all don't hez. to msg me or mail me at Tablet@ix.netcom.com

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