Today's giveaway would not install on my Vista Home Premium computer because I consistently got an error that said, “Microsoft register server has stopped working” and ‘DLL/OCX RegSvr32 failed with exit code oxC0000005′.
I went to the comments section on GOTD for help and saw that several other people had the identical problem and had asked for help. But not a single reply. No help offered. So now I, and all these other people, won't have the program and will also have to try to repair whatever items were changed or added by the attempted install.
This has happened with several other programs on GOTD and while people tend to be helpful in the comments section, they rarely help with such technical problems. I know, "take technical problems to the forums," but there is nothing here to help either.
Bubba, I really appreciate all you do on here, and all that the GOTD staff does, but couldn't you offer some help to those of us who aren't rocket (or computer) scientists and don't know the difference between an DLL/OCX and an exit code oxC0000005?
GOTD is a great site and service, but when the installs often fail and only cause a lot of work to fix whatever got screwed up, it makes the site nearly as much of a hazard as it is a help... particularly when there is no help from either the webmaster or the other users.
It's too late for me to get this program installed today, so I will just have to let it go (and fix whatever tracks it left). But I sure do hope that the GOTD staff and our fellow users will be more generous with their advice in the future and thus help keep GOTD a great site, one that we can recommend on our websites and to friends, and not more of a burden than its worth.