........and so continues my sorry saga.
I thought that I would get my iRiver Story back to it's virginal state (so to speak!).
Put it back to it's default setting: switched off, then did a reset, switched on, and then it happily told me that the battery was fully charged, and didn't even give me the option of registering, nor the added driver.
They lie on page 21 of the manual I tell ya!
I have so far only tried it on my laptop. I'll try tomorrow on my desktop.
Pray for me.