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Which Windows 7 log file contains device connection/disconnection information?

Windows 7 frequently plays the usb/new device connection/disconnection sound. It happens both when the computer is idle and under load. All usb device connections have been checked (though I can't ...
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Why does my computer go “New USB device” every time I plug one into a different port?

Let's say I have a mouse. I plug this mouse into slot 1 out of 4 on a computer. It goes through the new device detected and all of that, which is fine. But if I come back later with the same mouse and ...
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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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Good Digital Pen that Integrates with Microsoft OneNote

Does anyone know of a good digital pen product (like the Logitech IO2) that: Can cleanly integrate with Microsoft OneNote Works with regular paper (not expensive DPS paper) Works with Windows 7 - ...
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Easy way to switch default sound output device

I want an easier way to change my default sound device from my sound card to my usb headset. Currently it takes a very precise right click, a left click, another right click, and two more left ...
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How do Windows NT-based operating systems address devices?

I'm confused with notation like multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\... and \Device\HardDisk1\DR1 \Device\Video0 I see these addresses only in the context of Windows NT-based operating systems ...
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Why do my devices appear to have symlinks , which are empty?

I am finding that I can't mount a device, sdb. However, I don't see it in mounts: [root@idh1 rhs-hadoop-install-0_61]# mount | grep --color dev /dev/mapper/VolGroup-lv_root on / type ext4 (rw) ...
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Find external and internal devices attached to a system in Linux

How can i find through terminal that which devices are external and which are internal. By external i mean devices attached to USB port. For Example, USB Drive, Portable USB HardDrive etc. By ...
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Change USB Model Name globally on the device

If I plug in my Kingston USB Stick, it automatically says KINGSTON DataTraveller 2G (or similar) in every OS. So I assume it is saved on the Stick. Is it possible to change this Description on the ...
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Sound card problem, no audio device detected

I bought a new sound card because my built in sound card did not function. When I open YouTube, Media Player or anything that can create a sound my computer will hang up and sometimes when I start my ...
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Windows does not install any drivers for storage devices

I have Acer Aspire 4253 laptop with windows 7 and fedora 17 installed. Recently Windows encounters errors while installing device drivers for storage devices. It fails to install drivers for pen ...
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How can I find what /dev my DVD-drive is?

I'm on Mac OS X, have a DVD in the DVD-drive and can look at it in the Finder. I'd like to try to create an iso of it by using the dd command. But to do that I need to know what device to use as an ...
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How does USB device recognition work?

I'm curious how USB device recognition works in Windows. I imagine it's something like this: When you plug in a device, it tells Windows "here's my device ID to tell you what I am" Windows looks to ...
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What is /dev/mem?

Presumably it's somehow related to memory? What would sudo cat /dev/urandom > /dev/mem do? Trash all RAM? All non-kernel virtual memory? None of the above?
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Danger/Risk of Plugging USB Devices into Powered USB Ports

This question seems like it would have a logical answer, but I thought I’d ask to be safe. As shown in the photo below, there exist externally-powered USB hubs (A) and USB power-adapters—like 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 ...
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What is this internet device?

I was watching YouTube videos of the very opinionated Chris Pirillo, recordings of his live show. He has a little internet device sitting between his two monitors. Here's an example video that shows ...
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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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Is file system part of operating system?

I was wondering if a file system on a storage device is part of OS? I don't think it is. Instead it is part of the storage device, and exists outside of any OS although was created by an OS. Is my ...
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Does 'urandom' share the same entropy of 'random'?

Does the entropy pool /dev/random used the same to /dev/urandom? I want to mknod /dev/random 1 9 to replace the slow random, I think the current entropy is randomly enough, if urandom is based on ...
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Error: “The inf file you selected does not support this method of installation”

I'm asking this here because a Google search for this error string turns up poor results, so hopefully some people will post better answers here and Google will index it! While trying to install this ...
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Determine my network card? [duplicate]

I've got a fresh install of Windows, but I just noticed that my ethernet card will not work. Checking the device manager, it appears as "Ethernet Controller" and is missing a driver. Is there any way ...
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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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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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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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is there some device to make my laptop get wifi better (from a bigger distance)

is there some device that I could connect to my laptop so that I could get wifi from a bigger distance ?
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Windows 8 Devices - Shortcuts

Just bought a cheapo 15.5 Vaio with Windows 8 pre-loaded. I was able to pair it with a Philips wireless headset and it was great. Thing is, each time I want to use this headset, I need to do this ...