An error occurred while attempting to initialize the Borland Database Engine (error $2A04)


I'm currently maintaining a website (www.atla{*word*233} which makes
use of cgi, and the cgi apps in turn make use of the BDE and DBase tables.
Sometimes the error above occurs, presumably when 2 users are starting a cgi
app at the same time.
Does anyone know how this error can occur, and more importantly, how to
prevent it from occuring?