Cached Updates/Paradox Locking File Size Limit?

Does anyone know how to set the BDE to handle a larger number of pending
record updates or inserts.
We have an application where a user entered in several pages of new
records, when an error message
about the lock file was displayed.  All the data was lost.  Perhaps
there's a way to trap this error and
still apply the updates?  Any help would be appreciated.

Ted Vernes
Shasta County Information Systems