@chanakyabtc Only thing I can think of is that its a permissions issue. Check that the user you're running siad as has permissions to run siad and read/write permissions to the data directory (WorkingDirectory).
@anastrophe I'm sorry to hear about your troubles! I'm fairly certain it's something in the way your specific computer is setup with permissions in directories etc. If you have a chance of trying this out on another computer it should work with no problems. Have you considered running Sia in a VM or on your NAS? I've done both, should work well for you too.
This just in case you're willing to put in more effort, of course :-)
@beyond_Help Your concern is understandable. If you need reassurance you can keep an eye on the developers in the discord server. Any inside information will be given there. I haven't heard of any plans to market SIA. I think it's far to early. I personally don't mind the price dropping as it only helps me acquire more. As long as it stays above $0.001 I'm happy.