Hello friendly forum mates,
I am a self-professed rookie. I assure you that have reviewed all the literature I could find on the topic, and I am left without an option except posting on this forum. My hope is someone can diagnose the problem and suggest a course of action for me to take.
I have engaged in a transaction to receive bitcoins, and the blockexplorer seems to confirm that a transaction has taken place and my address should have received bitcoins: http://blockexplorer.com/address/16EAKwXXbHwqHhpmsTjsG949xyoi3W4vPM
I can confirm that 16EAKwXXbHwqHhpmsTjsG949xyoi3W4vPM is actually my address.
This was seen in Block 136179 (2011-07-14 02:48:06)
My client now reports that it has loaded 136475 blocks (my transaction was roughly 300 blocks ago).
I range between 10-50 connections.
It has been roughly 24 hours since my client loaded the block that contained my transaction (Block 136179).
I am running Bitcoin version 0.3.24-beta, download very recently.
My operating system is Windows 7.
I'm willing to try anything, assuming I can understand the instructions (not always a given =P)