I bought BTC and sent them straight to my Bitcoin-QT wallet. Now opened my wallet (ver. 4.8.3) and it says ~29000 blocks remaining to synchronize but this is not happening even though I have 14 active connections.
I have tried accessing my Private Key through both Help>DebugWindow>Console and the version using CMD bitcoind dumpprivkey etc with both returning the error message "Safe mode: Warning: Displayed transactions may not be correct! You may need to upgrade, or other nodes may need to upgrade. (code -2)"
I don't have an encrypted wallet and just want to have access to my money.