When I open an application I have using A4v8, some of my Windows Applications slow WAY down. I understand that A4 can be a CPU/Resource hog. Is there a way to tame A4 so it plays nice with my Windows apps?

I am capable of creating batch files and PIFs or installing shareware apps. I just need to know what settings or which shareware to use.

We have Win98, XP Home and XP Pro.

Thanks in advance