USB stands for Universal Serial Bus and is a general and universal interface standard for connecting computers and electronic devices.

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How To Make A Plug And Play Cable For Xbox 360 Controller

OK, to make a long story short, I have an Xbox 360 controller that is disconnecting from the console every 2 seconds and I can't fix it. Right now it is taken apart. I have tried to use the pin-out ...
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Does the Pegatron IPIEL-LA3 support booting from USB 2.0?

I have searched and found nothing from any sources. The motherboard is ideal, but I only have a bootable OS on a USB stick and I need to be absolutely certain that it can natively support this without ...
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can i connect my usb powered speakers to my phone charger? [duplicate]

I have got a 2.0 USB powered speakers which are supposed to be connected to the PC USB port. But that port creates noise in the speakers and is not very convenient. I have a phone charger of output dc ...
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Hardware issues running Linux from USB

I'm aware there are potential drawbacks when running Linux off a USB drive such as SATA bus/USB speed differences and the finite lifespan of flash drives, but all this aside, are there any potential ...
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USB device not detected in Ubuntu 12.10

I have Ubuntu12.10 installed. But none of my USB ports detects any USB device. But the same USB is detected in Windows OS . How to detect USB device in my Ubuntu system ? Output of lspci : 00:00.0 ...
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How does BIOS read from flash storage without installing driver first?

Whenever we plug in a new thumb drive, we get a pop-up saying Installing Device Driver and then after sometime the autorun dialog pops-up. So when installing another OS from bootable flash drive - ...
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Cubase causing USB ports to freeze

When opening projects in Cubase, my computer often 'freezes'. Symptoms: USB-powered devices become unusable. Audio Interface (USB) receives power but can not play any audio. External Hard Drive ...
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vmware changes usb data structure

I have vmware on my Windows 7 and I connected my usb device to my virtual machine (win 7) but some functions of my usb device don't work correctly on vm so I analyzed my usb output data using Putty ...
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Can't get computer to recognize any USB devices except for mouse

I get the "USB Device not recognized" error with my wireless network adaptor and any USB thumbdrive, same as this person here described: How do I resolve the error message "USB Device Not ...
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What are com ports and why does a PC need them?

As per the title, I'd like to know the purpose of the com ports, since computers have physical USB ports as well. I've searched the web but without any convincing answer.
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Can a USB flash drive be used reliably as a (manual) backup drive?

I am considering using several large USB drives as my backup media, with redundancy for important files. I am curious if this is a viable alternative to an external HDD. Everything I've been able to ...
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3 external HDDs not recognized by 2 different computers?

Not sure how to approach this problem. We have 3 external HDDs: 2TB Fantom, 2TB and 4TB G-Drives. Manual backups, no automated/software. We each use 1 and use the 4TB for a duplicate backup of both ...
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Nexus 10 isn't showing up under Computer -> Devices and Removable Storage - [Solved] new USB to micro USB cable only charges, but no data transfer

Recently, my Nexus 10 isn't showing up under Computer -> Devices and Removable Storage when I plug it into my computer with a USB to micro USB cable.
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How to uninstall a Windows Update that seems invisible after installation

I learned the hard way that installing the "Synaptics driver update for Synaptics Composite USB HID Device" on Windows 7 x64 kills the trackpoint and touchpad of my Lenovo USB SK-8835 USB keyboard. ...
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How to mount a Virtual USB drive to a Virtual Machine?

I have created a Virtual USB drive using IMDISK referring to "Is there software to fully emulate a USB hard drive?". Is it possible to connect it in a Virtual Machine? I have tried but there is no ...
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How to get RUFUSLDR to load from Grub2 on USB

Well last week i came across a few issues with my old Acer One notebook and so i would like to install Windows XP on it. Current Tools and Software at my disposal are: 64Gb PNY USB Flash Drive Kali ...
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Persistent USB Kali Linux Standart User

Is there a way to add standart users in Kali USB? I'm getting this in the console: useradd: existing lock file /etc/passwd.lock without a PID useradd: cannot lock /etc/passwd; try again ...
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How to get Toshiba A105-S4344 to boot to USB?

I am fixing up an old computer and have everything ready and just need to install my OS of choice (Kubuntu) on it. Unfortunately when I insert the USB and turn it on it does not start from the USB. ...
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Share 1 hdd to PC and PS3

I have HDD connected to PS3 via USB. Is there any device to allow connecting this HDD to computer also? My goal is to have this HDD connected to both PS3 and PC and then on PC there supposed to be ...
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Laptop died after using a SATA/IDE USB hard drive converter

So I think I have done something very bad, I have a HP laptop and wanted to recover some data from some old SATA and IDE drives. I Bought this ...
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USB UVC Webcam to IP [duplicate]

I have 2 USB UVC webcams, are there: a simple adaptater that transform my USB webcam to an ip address? a simple command (like mplayer uvc://192.168.1.102) to show my webcam?
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How do I use the PC's headset for smartphone calls, when connected through USB?

When my smartphone (Nokia 500) is connected to the desktop (Win7 x64) though USB, I want the smartphone audio to default to the PC headset for calls. How do I do that? Thanks.
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Huawei E303 “CD Rom Image” not mounting anymore

I desperately tried to get my HUAWEI E303 Surf Stick working on Mac OS X, without any success. I tried various Guides and Drivers. I think I also followed one Guide in which I deactivated the Image ...
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Infected usb devices disabling programs? [duplicate]

My laptop has had some weird problems in the past couple of days. YouTube, Websites using Shockwave, Spotify, and Windows Media Player, along with some other programs. The actual issue is that YouTube ...
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Using nonstandard formats with a USB floppy drive?

I was given a USB floppy drive, and it works beautifully. Linux Mint detects it as a Mitsumi FDD 061M, although the case and packaging are no-brand. (Counterfeit?) It realiably reads and writes 1.44MB ...
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Syntek 1160 causing crash of VirtualBox

I have a Syntek 1160 based USB dongle to capture feed from a traditional PAL camera. I am able to view and record the feed with VLC or ffmpeg on Linux. Unfortunately for the purpose of my project I am ...
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USB 3.0 Trouble

I am using a WD Elements Portable 1TB USB 3.0 2.5" disk bought in May 2014 to backup data of my desktop machine. rsync runs smoothly without any error messages. However upon restoring data from the ...
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0M error writing file: 5 access is denied

I'm trying to write ISO on USB using dd command: dd if=evolution-64bit.iso od=\\.\f: bs=4M. I've launched cmd as Administrator, disabled my MSE anti-virus software, but it keeps telling me that Access ...
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3D printer with Arduino 2560 on Linux: Printer software can not find the printer

I am trying to setup the software for a 3D printer (Delta printer connected via an Arduino 2560) on Linux. The system works with RepetierHost and RepetierServer on Windows 7. I have tried ...
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(Window 8.1) Laptop constantly making device/USB unplugged sound randomly

My Laptop constantly making USB disconnected sound at completely random amount times but the strange thing is it doesn't make USB plugged sound and 2 of my devices that are cooling fan(doesn't make ...
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Asus Vivo Mouse - Touch Pad Not Reacting After a Few Seconds

I'm having an Asus Vivo Mouse which combines a regular mouse with a touch pad. Anyway, everything works just fine. But when I position the mouse steady and only use the touchpad, it sometimes just ...
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Fixing sudden Error 31 in device manager

How can I fix a sudden occurrence of random Error 31 in device manager? In Win7 x64, from out of the blue, suddenly the following devices have an exclamation mark and show "This device is not working ...
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Adding persistence to multiboot USB made with YUMI

I recently made a multiboot USB with YUMI. I've only put the 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Kali on it so I can use the stick on systems that run either a 32 bit or 64 bit OS. I actually have a macbook ...
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Linux: USB Device Constantly Disconnecting/Reconnecting

I'm getting a lot of log spam about a USB device constantly connecting/disconnecting. It's my USB for my UPS, attached to my Dell PowerEdge server, but I'm not sure why it keeps getting kicked ...
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how do I clone an encrypted usb key that doesn't get mounted? [closed]

I have a medical software that only works when a usb key (that came with it) is plugged into the system. unfortunately, I lost the usb key so I wasn't able to open my software anymore. now I have a ...
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Find Device with dynamic ip on domain

I am using a device from National Instruments (myRIO) it can be configured either using wireless or usb. I want to configure it to use over wireless network without connecting it over usb first to get ...
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Connecting USB removable devices and also my handsfree to my computer disable mouse and keyboard

As I said in the title, when I plug my card reader or my handsfree to my computer, my mouse and my keyboard disabled and I am forcing to restart to my computer to make them all work fine together. ...
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How to troubleshoot my Bytecc T-300D dual SATA docking station not recognizing 1TB drives

I've a Lenovo laption running Windows 7, Premium Home Edition, 64-bit (service pack 1), and I bought a Bytecc T-300D to help with my data. I have three drives. A 500MB Seagate, 1TB Samsung, and a ...
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External USB disks and logical sector size

I have a WD Green 3.0TB in an external USB enclosure. I wanted to replace the disk with a Green 6.0TB. The USB enclosure is usually connected to a device that only understands FAT32 and MBR, so ...
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Scanner Canon DR-2020 U network

I bought a scanner (Canon DR-2020 U), but it doesn't have the network card. How can I make this a network scanner? I can hook the scanner to a computer that is on most of the time, but is it ...
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Prevent USB device to be used by specific application in Windows 7

I am developing a Windows 7 application that uses Microsoft Kinect, plugged via USB. This device also includes a microphone, and everytime I use Skype and plug in the Kinect, Windows 7 automatically ...
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Cross platform USB encryption [duplicate]

I'm carrying an USB stick on my keychain. It contains auth keys for ssh, some passwords, addresses and other sensitive info that I need every day at work, since I drive around alot. I need to be able ...
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How to log device connection/disconnection information on Windows 8.1?

My Windows 8.1 desktop is always on (not even sleep). However, when I move the mouse/press the keyboard to turn on the display and then unlock the user, I get Device Disconnect sounds from Windows. ...
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How to change user:group for fat32 USB drive?

I've formatted a USB drive to fat32 using gparted. I mount it to /media/usb which has the following permissions. drwxr-xr-x 2 myname users 4096 May 16 11:00 usb/ via. sudo mount -t vfat -o rw ...
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Is it fine to run a dc motor through USB cable connected to my laptop?

I have a dc motor which needs more than 10V to run efficiently, so instead of running it on electric cells, I usually run it using my laptop's power. I connect a USB cable to my laptop and the other ...
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Unbrick gsm modem Alcatel one touch X090S

Just bought X090S from "MTS UKRAINE". First night was trying to make it work with raspberry pi running raspbian with no luck. I was using usb_modeswitch and wvdial but modem failed to register in 2g ...
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Sound cuts out, PC says it's still playing. Randomly works if I unplug and replug usb mouse.

This is just weird and I cannot find any similar issue online. Normally while playing a game, the laptop's sound cuts out completely. Unplugging the mouse and replugging it in sometimes works. The ...
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Cannot load Windows 7 Starter on Acer Aspite One D270-1865

My AA1 started running erratically a few weeks ago. First the USB ports went dead. I uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers. No luck. Then the machine started freezing. This happened about a ...
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Remote desktop with vmware and usb connexion

I have a windows server 2012 with vmware installed , I have 3 vms ( win xp recomanded because of a software compatibilty ) , I access to those 3 vms from Itium 4030 thin clients over RDP , I have 1 ...
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No sound after installation of Windows drivers (Boot Camp) Windows 8.1

I got Windows installed to my MacBook and the only problem I had was not having any sound even though the drivers were installed. I was told that using Boot Camp to create the USB boot causes that and ...