You should not see that error unless you are on something earlier than XP according to MSDN. You may want to check for a rouge copy of the DLL somewhere on your system in case it got transferred from an older machine or somesuch.
Hi CodeRanger. A fresh install fixed that issue but now I am stuck "Connecting to the account server" and it times out. I ran the net-test program suggested to other users, the traffic went through each port at 130kb/s or thereabouts and the ping was 250ms. No congestion on my lines.