cannot start BDEADMIN.EXE with italian, spanish or japan windows

i have a problem with delphi 3 (client / server suit) programs using bde.
when i use a german or english window 95 or 98 the program works fine, but
on a italien, spanish or japan windows 98 i cannot start the program. the
computer only shows the clock mouse cursor and nothing more happend and i
have to kill the task or to reboot the computer.
the same thing happend when i start BDEADMIN.EXE (version 5.00). so i think
it's a problem with the bde (delphi 3 programs that don't use bde work fine
on a italien, spanish or japan windows).