Try downloading this file:
You have to extract it to a folder (create a NEW folder) using Winzip.
Then plugin the flash drive and the wizard will try to locate a driver.
Point it to the folder where you extracted the file above, reboot and the flash drive should now be there as a removable drive.
If you are running Win98SE, just run the file you downloaded.
flash drive? I hook it up to my USB and it tells me I need the hardware to open it.