Progress 9, Merant ODBC and Delphi 5

I'm having a real problem accessing a Progress 9 database using
the Merant ODBC drivers. Saying that the drivers are unstable would
not be a strong enough description. They{*word*222}up, lock up, and
freeze the whole computer more times than I can count. I know its
not my Delphi application as it works perfectly with MS Access, SQL
Server 7, and MySQL.

Anyone know of a better way to access a Progress database without
me having to scream and shout at my computer?

Thanks