1) How did you make it bootable originally (they usually are not)?
I used the HP "USB Disk Storage Format Tool" HPUSBFW.EXE.
Do you remember this?!
Well, it's the same pen drive!
I remember ChipGenius from back then.
Anyway, here's what it says about the pen drive now -
Description: [I:][J:]USB Mass Storage Device(Integral/Integral ICE Flash Drive/ICE Flash Drive)
Device Type: Mass Storage Device
Protocal Version: USB 2.00
Current Speed: High Speed
Max Current: 200mA
USB Device ID: VID = 13FE PID = 1D21
Serial Number: 909A1F2A0006
Device Vendor: Integral
Device Name: ICE Flash Drive
Device Revision: 0110
Product Model: ICE Flash Drive/ICE Flash Drive
Product Revision: PMAP/PMAP
Chip Vendor: Phison
Chip Part-Number: PS2251-56(PS2156) - F/W 01.01.10 [2006-06-26]
Flash ID Code: 98D384A5 - Toshiba [MLC-2K]
Tools on web: http://dl.mydigit.ne.../up/phison.html
Yes, there is an "eject" entry in the list.