When I see this I usually run WINSOCKFIX (see google.com) and it cures it in about 1/2 the cases.
My friend has XPSp2 Gateway on dialup..We have tried msn messenger and yahoo and any game disconnects constintly whenever we try and chat .My friend is on dialup it stays connected but, If we are playing games in pogo he cannot stay or get connected to the game every time we chat ?? So, they uninstalled all the IM's ? Is ther any software that might work better with their system ? Has any1 ever had similar problems ?