I solved my own problem. After I posted this to the forum, I discovered that the CPU usage on the computer that is running this program was at 85% - 100% CPU usage. I went through and wiped out all the unneeded (several anti-virus, windows messenger, real player(!), ect) software with great prejudice, and now the CPU usage is ~30%. I haven't had any problems since.
Thomas Lentzner - CLD