Perhaps there is an issue with the 64-bit version of the driver?
I'm really lost in AVR studio. Seems I've got more to learn about C++ programming.
Perhaps this is the case. No matter what driver I try, I just have no luck getting it to work via the IDE on my 64 bit machine. Not a big deal. It's working via AVR Studio 6 and I've enjoyed learing about fuses and lock bits anyway. Seems like I will have lots more options for chip configurations. I got to spend some tme in the datasheet too! :-)