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Windows 8 constantly plays the Device Connect sound [duplicate]

On my PC, Windows 8 keeps playing the Device Connect sound (Windows Hardware Insert.wav) - a slightly discordant sequence of 3 notes. This is at least every 1-2 minutes, but can be up to every ten ...
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Track down internet PCs communication using network media devices? [closed]

We have a little argue here about is there a way for internet providers to trace your traffic using the network media devices they are using. Some of the folks say that if you are using an other ...
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How can I make a local USB audio device function as a “play-to” device supported by windows 8?

As a followup to this question: How do I use different audio devices for different apps in Windows 8? I can play music from the XBox Music app on a different computer or network speakers via the ...
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Is it possible to set the device containing a linux root filesystem to always be detected as a specific block device?

I have a bootable linux thumb drive meant to deploy linux OS images and I've been having problems with the thumb drive occasionally changing the /dev/sd device it mounts as, wreaking havoc with the ...
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Windows 8 will only recognize the Blu-Ray drive, if the Windows 8 disc is present at boot time

If I have the install disc in the Blu-Ray ROM drive at boot time and subsequently remove the disc and replace it with Blu-Ray media, everything functions as I’d expect. However, if I have no media ...
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How do internet services determine the device type?

I'm at my partner's lodgings at her university, and they use a proxy (I think, at least) running Ask4. I don't know the exact structure of their network, but it's likely to be some sort of proxy. The ...
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What is the difference between /dev/usb, /proc/bus/usb and /sys/bus/usb?

In terms of content, what is the difference between these 4 folders? /dev/usb /proc/bus/usb /sys/bus/usb /sys/class/usb_device I found many symlinks between those folders, many redundant ...
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Which disk is \Devide\HarddiskX\drX?

I'm randomly getting errors in the System Log about a "Controller error on \Device\Harddisk3\DR3"; this may be of course a driver error, a NTFS error, or, more seriously, a failing disk. But I have ...
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Show unused device driver

When we plug in the usb game pad, it installs the device driver and starts to show up in the device manager. Can we somehow extract the driver from the device and install it such that it shows in ...
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I have no sound on my computer The speaker icon has a red x on it and it says: No audio output device is installed

I have no sound on my computer The speaker icon has a red x on it and it says: No audio output device is installed. I have done everything step by step following the Window Help and support, Compaq ...
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Why is My USB ports not connecting anything?

When I open my Device Manager to my Sony Vaio under Other Devices there is a Base System Device with a yellow Exclamation point beside it, What could that driver be because I cant connect anything to ...
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USB 3.0 ports backwards compatibility problems with 2.0 devices?

I see some info on the net that suggest that I should be able to get my USB 2.0 devices to work in 3.0 ports. I only have two 2.0 ports on my new computer, and six 3.0 ports. I have installed ...
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User interface navigable via game controller [closed]

I am not sure if this is the most apt place to ask this question, but I looked through all the sites so here goes. I am repurposing an old desktop as a media center PC using Ubuntu(for the time ...
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How is /dev/zero created and how can I make variants like /dev/one?

I read the mknod man page, which is (as far as I can tell) what you would use to make a character device like /dev/zero, but I don't see how you would get it to yield an infinite stream of zero bits ...
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How to disable “Automatically search for drivers and install” in Windows 7

I connected my TI-89 to my Windows 7 system, and apparently it is not plug-and-play. There was a link to a Windows configuration setting made available that gave the option to automatically search ...
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How to fix Windows 7 device removal notification loop

Bit of an odd one this. One of our PCs is getting caught in a loop some time after being turned on, usually after a USB storage device has been attached - sometimes an iPod, sometimes a GPS. ...
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Wireless Connection unstable with multiple devices connected

My wireless network works perfectly when only 1 device is connected. Super fast, full strength. But as soon as multiple devices are connected to the wireless network the connections become unstable ...
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cabinet rack that holds computer, router, and wires

Is there such a cabinet that will allow me to place my router, computer, devices inside and have all all the power cables plugged inside into a power socket then have one master power cord that gets ...
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Format of Linux device name (in /dev)

Is there a format of names of devices in /dev. I know there are conventions like sd maps to a disk. I was wondering however if the kernel forces a specific format? I noticed when I tried to attach a ...
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What happens if I write to a device other than a disk?

I know, I can write to a hard disk just using dd command in Linux, such as dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb. Since, every device is represented as file in Linux, I wonder what might happen if I ...
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Audio Equalizer affecting FRAPS recording - Is there a way to create my own playback device?

Using Win7, A corsair vengeance 2000 headset and teamspeak. For about 2 weeks now, FRAPS is being affected by the equalizer settings I entered in the Corsair software. This means that when I play ...
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Linux USB to work as CD ROM in OS X

I am working in driver development in Linux USB modules. I have written a driver for USB and it is working as CD ROM in a Windows machine. I made the first partiton as fat32 modprobe g_hidmass ...
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Selectively sync Outlook mail subfolders with mobile device

In ActiveSync and Windows XP, I could select which Outlook 2010 sections and mail subfolders I wanted to synchronize with my HTC phone. I can't find a similar option in Windows 7 Sync Center. My ...
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Where to look for devices for writing devices drivers in linux?

I am thinking of getting my hands dirty with Linux kernel by writing drivers for some real devices for which there are no drivers available currently. The device specification should also be freely ...
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How to get a list of connected devices?

I'm experiencing a strange phenomenon. Every now and then (perhaps once per hour on average) my Win7 box emits the "Device connected" system sound (the one you get when you plug in a USB device) for ...
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Turn User Agent into Device Information

I have a list of user agents which visited my website. And I would like to turn them into user statics such as which browser and os are reaching the most to my website. For Example: I have one user ...
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Scanning through the Network

Our office uses a Toshiba estudio2830c to scan to the network and to send and receive faxes. Most days the scanning works correctly however there are some days when it takes almost hours for a staff ...
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How can I list Ubuntu disks by a unique identifier?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS inside a VM running on VMware Workstation 8.0.4. When I try to view the disks attached to the machine by their ID nothing shows up but the CD-ROM drive. I listing the ...
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How do I prevent USB flash drive from getting a new Linux device name after wake from sleep?

I'm booting Linux from a USB flash drive on my laptop. Everything runs fine until I put the laptop to sleep. When it wakes up, suddenly the USB flash drive gets a different device name, and ...
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Monitor hardware change events

I have a laptop that periodically notifies me that some piece of hardware was installed/removed by playing the little ba-dum sound. I have no idea what hardware is changing - I am not adding or ...
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Why obfuscating a serial number of a device? What is the risk?

In one of my xx.stackexchange questions I've got an answer, in which the user has obfuscated his disk's SN (serial number). Recently I have seen this in several photos as well, the SN was blurred out. ...
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Internal USB (4 pin) on external (9 pin) header

I want to transfer some internal peripherals (Wifi card, RF receiver) from my current mo-bo to a new one. Upon inspection it turned out they all have 4-pin internal USB connectors, connected to the ...
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GNU/Linux: Get USB device UUID & overwrite it

I want to make key dongle from USB micro-receiver. I want to know it's UUID (and if that's possible - overwrite it's UUID). Does anyone know how to do it without modifying hardware?
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Configure permissions for /dev/ttyUSB0

I'm trying to communicate with an Arduino from Ubuntu 12.04. When plugging in the USB cable, the arduino's serial port occurs as /dev/ttyUSB0. When I try to connect to it using moserial, I'm getting ...
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How configure OMRON (V750 RFID Reader) via browser-based interface?

I have a OMRON V750-series UHF RFID System. I'm trying to access it in a browser via IP address 192.168.1.200. However, I can not gain access to it. Do I need to change my TCP/IP config?
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Is there a multichannel digital TV tuner? [closed]

Is there such thing as multichannel digital tuner? I have a digital TV at home and I want to capture 10-11 channels. All tuners I've found support only once channel at a time. The only solution I ...
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No Bluetooth device was detected

I want to install the bluetooth device on my laptop , but when I run the install shield wizard for broadcom 2070 Bluetooth 3.0 for windows-7 I got this error message No Bluetooth device was detected ...
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iTunes opens on event of remote device or app in OSX

I was having trouble with iTunes opening once I paired my bluetooth headphones, I was trying to play something off of soundcloud, and every time I hit the button on my headphones or even pressed the ...
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How do I view a list of devices from the command line in Windows

I want to use the Windows command line to enumerate through devices connected to a computer and return information. How do I do this? Thanks
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How to get the speed of a network card on the command line?

I am trying to see what the speed of some network cards on a remote server. Our reporting software says they are 10Mbps, but I am sure that is wrong they should be 1Gbps. Our monitoring software uses ...
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Cannot uninstall device

Using Win 7 x64 and I have a device in my device manager what we are actually not using. Actually the "hardware" is not there ^^ so its nonsense to have it in the device manager. I can disable it, but ...
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difference between MDM certificate and APNS certificate

I am new to mobile device management(MDM).I want to configure my own MDM Server to support iOS devices for mobile device management. I know that for this apple developer Enterprise account is ...
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What's the best way to extend wifi over a wired network?

I've got primary router that handles the connection out to the internet, acts as a switch and broadcasts a fairly weak wifi signal. This is connected to a decent 200Mbps powerline adapter which comes ...
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Are there any external CUDA devices?

I have a workstation with a recent graphics adapter: Nvidia Gefore FX3700. As I want to use that adapter for long running CUDA programms, it might be very useful not to run also my desktop graphics on ...
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Devices/Printers list not loading on Windows 7 with Bluetooth enabled

I'm having a weird recurring issue on my Win7 machine. It has Bluetooth, is sometimes connected to some Bluetooth devices, and it has a printer attached and a few network printers configured. After a ...
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Windows 7 network, deploy portable devices

We are planning to roll out Windows 7 in a school and are wondering if this can solve some ongoing issues that we have always experienced with XP. Server 2008 R2 Clients Windows 7 32-bit The school ...
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Is their a Sheet Feeder for printer HP F2280? Or something not destined exactly for F2280?

Does any one knows if there is a sheet feeder that I can connect to hp printer F2280? Or maybe some sheet feeder that not designed for it but works well? Or is their an option to scan multiple pages ...
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Run apps from xcode to a device wireless?

Is there a way to run apps over air from xcode?
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Which ports does the Sony Media Controller Android app use? [closed]

I recently got a new Sony Blu-ray player with built-in Wi-Fi. I downloaded the associated Sony Media Remote app for my Android, and got it to work correctly with the player. My only beef is that the ...
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Device installation forbidden by system policy

I just bought a Logitech G500 mouse, but Windows 7 will not let me install it. I get this error: Installation prevented by policy When I try to update the driver through the device manager, I ...