MapWinGIS5.3 Utils module not found

My VB code traps a compile error (see below) on
Private _Utils As MapWinGIS.Utils = New MapWinGIS.Utils
Is this a reproduceable issue?

System.IO.FileNotFoundException: ‘Retrieving the COM class factory for component with CLSID {B898877F-DC9E-4FBF-B997-B65DC97B72E9} failed due to the following error: 8007007e The specified module could not be found. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8007007E).’

Uninstalled and reinstalled MWG5.3 and it works again