Well SC I really don't know what the problem was to be exact. I know what I done to get it back to working and uninstalling, reinstalling, etc. did not help at all. Now what I did do was in this order: Disk Defrag & then cleanup, Reg Defrag & Cleanup (Uniblue Registry Booster 2009 ver184.108.40.206), Scanned with Norton 360 (registered) and then I went and ran the Chkdsk program to see if there where any errors on the hard drive itself. Guess what....no errors were found at all. After the system restarted then I went into the Registry and deleted any and all registry values associated with UCCE & Universal Combat Collector's Edition and rechecked my system for any file(s) associated with this program. After all of this I repeated all that I done to begin with and, for the last time, restarted my system. Once I got back into Vista, I re-downloaded the program from RegNow (digital river) and ran it. The program installed and didn't even ask for the registration name and key (found out once you do it the first time then it doesn't ask for it again). Anyway I ran the Updater and got the 1.01.04 file installed and then ran the program. Aside from having to fix the screen res and turning off that annoying music the program ran just fine. As a matter of fact, it ran just as good as it did before my boys installed the Beta stuff. Now, as I stated above, I have no idea if what I did was the solution but, like I said, everything that I told you is what I done and that fixed the problem. As well, as I told you to begin with, I knew the UCCE program wasn't the problem but with the error code that was given I just figured since you are the inventor/programmer of this series of games then maybe you could have offered me some insight as to what I was overlooking. Now that did not happen. Don't get me wrong, I am not downing you in any way. I believe, wholeheartedly, that these games are very well thought out and designed and I look forward, personally, to seeing what else you cook up. However when I bring an issue with some program to someone who is the inventor/programmer then I look to them for some form of guidance. Shoot...I have been dealing with computers since 1980 and I have learned my way around with one. Although with the way that todays programming is being done then dinosaurs like me are left out in the field. So that would explain why I was needing some info or something to help me understand what I was overlooking.
Well that is about all for now. I hope you don't take anything that I said the wrong way cause I most assuredly did not mean for it to sound as such. Anyway, have yourself a good day and a good morning to boot.