It works perfectly on the library computers and I've already stored info on it. I just can't access it from my home computer. I shows up under USB devices when it's recognized. I haven't checked to see if it shows up under drives. There is a formatting software tool on the Adata website but I'm pretty sure it's just for Win98. I'll double check on that though. Either way this is damn inconvient. I'm still not sure how to get it 'activated' without an ISP. I'm trying to remember if it'll dial an 800 number or not, it's been six years since I first installed it.
I did find an accidental work-around. Yesterday I installed updated Iomega drivers for my USB Zip-100 drive and after using it I tried the flash drive in the same spot. Nothing happened until I pulled it out, then I got a message about "Appsvr" or something like that needing to be shut down. I got curious and plugged it back in before telling it not to send a message to Microsoft. It then recognized the flash drive. I've been able to repeat this and after rebooting if I pull it out and plug it back in a few times it's recognized. Go figure.