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 disable some specific USB ports

I have a Windows XP machine with Gigabyte EP31-DS3l Mobo. There are two ports on front panel and 4 on back. For some reason I want to disable those two front ones. That is I want to have just the ...
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None of USB ports are working on Windows and Linux

None of the USB ports work anymore on my Acer Aspire E1-571G laptop which is running both Windows 7 and Fedora 21. It can’t detect anything. For example flash memories, USB mouse, my Android phone ...
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Tapping data into a USB printer

I don't know how to ask the question so I will describe what was done previously with serial and I'd like to know if it can be duplicated with USB. In the old days, POS systems spit out ASCII data ...
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Annoying buzzing noise in earphones connected to my Laptop

When I connect an Earphones / Headset to my Laptop (an average ~700€ Laptop) like in the following figure, I get a very annoying random buzzing noise in the Earphones. I can clearly hear it when not ...
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USB mouse disconnects seemingly at random

I am having a persistent issue with my USB mouse disconnecting seemingly at random from my computer. After a brief delay (less than a second to a few seconds) it will reconnect with the windows ...
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Autofs doesn't mount at startup

I am trying to use autofs. What I want from autofs is to automatically mount my hard drive that is attached to the USB port. That is for the times when I reboot the machine, or disconnect and ...
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LIVE USB has error Grub Rescue

my issue is NOT ubuntu 14.04 LTS installed on HDD. my issue is live usb getting error on boot "no such device: ..... grub Rescue > " i know people say just format and remake whole live usb again. i ...
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ISDN: Usb Modem Windows XP

So I have a D-LINK Windows XP ISDN Modem which I have to use to contact our telephone service in the building. I'd love it to run under Windows 7 or 8 but it doesn't. However the USB-modem is ...
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USB port damaged laptop cut off [on hold]

When I inserted my external hard drive, the laptop’s power just cut off and won’t come back on. I looked and saw the port was damaged already. Is the computer crashed or will it work again?
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Any similar alternative of YUMI in Mac OS X? [on hold]

I want to create a portable Ubuntu pendrive—without installing it—but wherever I search, I cant seem to find a alternative to YUMI. Any idea or instructions to get the same result?
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What are the implications of plugging a USB 2.0 hub into a USB 3.0 hub [on hold]

I have a notebook that when im at home i use for work with a keyboard/mouse, a monitor (the monitor is HDMI) and some peripheals. Well, i already have a cheap USB 2.0 powered (5v/1A) hub with 7 ...
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hub 3-0:1.0: couldn't allocate port 9 usb_device

I have a motherboard Asus H97-Plus, and recently, don't know why, everything has gone mad. The bios took 4 minutes to load before displaying, then I had GRUB (I could select Ubuntu 14.04), and then ...
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Two micro-USB devices issue

After reading the question Why are there no Micro USB to Micro USB cables? and related posts, I stil didn't find any answer to my case. I have bought a car radio that has the possibility to play music ...
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ID disk from event message

I have the following event in event viewer: "The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk6\DR19." Log Name: System Source: Disk EventID: 11 Level: Error How do I know what disk this ...
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My pendrive is not working .. Please help me out [on hold]

I made my pendrive as a win7 bootable usb and installed win7 in my friend's lappy. and I have formatted the pendrive after installation of win 7.. and when I connected again to my lappy, it asked to ...
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Movie stops playing after some time in my Blu-Ray player [on hold]

I'm owner of a Samsung Blu-Ray player and recently I face some problems. I bought some days ago and I've succesfully seen 2 hd movies in mp4 format. I've put my usb stick and I've played one 1080 and ...
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Can I charge my laptop using a power bank using my laptop charger?

I have a Dell XPS-1530 laptop with a 9 cell battery. It's working fine but I was just wondering whether I could use a power connector or something to plug my laptop charger's 3 pin plug into another ...
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Live usb windows xp

I want to create a bootable usb that contains windows xp.I dont want to install it , i just want to boot it, but i have couple of problems. I tried to create live usb from full windows xp file (the ...
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Why is there a speed increase when using a USB 2.0 device with a USB 3.0 port?

I know this question, or similar questions, have been asked before, but still I am curious… My laptop has two USB 3.0 ports and—on occasion—I will plug in a Western Digital external hard drive which ...
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Can a Wi-Fi device be a WAP and provide internet connectivity simultaneously?

I’m working on a project where we are using two Wi-Fi dongles, one to provide a WAP and the other for connectivity. However, setting this up in Ubuntu is a royal pain. Is it even possible for one ...
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How to block certain driver in Windows 8.1

So I have an UART to USB chip that I use to interface Arduino board with my PC. It's a Prolific PC2303HA device. The problem is, that Prolific dropped support for this device. Their current drivers ...
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How to install Windows 7 to an USB HDD from Linux? [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Windows 7 from a CD to a HDD connected via USB. Windows complaints about not being able to install itself to USB-connected drives. All guides I found involve downloading a set of ...
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Replace Front USB Ports in a 2003 Alienware Case [on hold]

I have this old Alienware case from around 2003 in which I have replaced parts for years: I have never replaced the front USB ports, and I would like to get USB 3. Here are pictures of the USB ...
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HP LaserJet showing up as CD drive

So I am hooking up an HP LaserJet P1102w to a local computer via USB. I have not installed driver/software yet, but interestingly, the printer shows up as a cd\dvd drive. Granted, a DL of the ...
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Mac OS X equivalent of “udevadm info -a -n /dev/ttyACM0”

What is the Mac OS X equivalent of the Linux command udevadm info /dev/ttyACM0? I am attempting get the USB information about a TTY device (/dev/tty.whatever) in a script. UPDATE: I'm looking for ...
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How can I make two partitions on usb drive on windows 8 both accessible? [duplicate]

I wanted to have 2 partitions so that I can use my 8gb HP v165w pen drive to have some files on first partition and autorun of a keylogger on another partition so that when I try to give a game to my ...
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USB 3.0 HDD is working in High-Speed mode instead of SuperSpeed

I've got Asus R500V with one USB 3.0 port. I've installed a proper driver from Acer site. I've got WD My Passport [USB 3.0 version] and I connected it to the 3.0 port. Treeview says it's working in ...
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Create a bootable UEFI USB

How do I create a bootable USB with Windows 7 SP1 64bit using OS X? I need to setup a fresh new ASUS laptop, the only thing I have is – Macbook Pro. What I have: Fresh new ASUS laptop with ...
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Boot Camp: Windows 8

I recently installed windows 8 on my mac with Boot Camp. The Bootable USB is working fine. I am a noob when it comes to this stuff, but can I remove the booted USB? I am currently in windows, and I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not boot from USB

I have emachines e732g, SSD with windows 7 64 and HDD, on which I want to install Ubuntu 14.04. I try to create liveusb with help Universal-USB-Installer and unetbootin-windows-608. But my BIOS does ...
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Restarting computer several times makes windows unbootable

My bro took my hdmi cable. Seeing that nothing shows up on the screen I restarted computer several time I got this problem A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent ...
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Recovering files from dying hard drive with USB [closed]

So, I've got a dying hard drive. I'm trying to get files off of it (for school) before it takes a dump. My problem (unconfirmed problem): Whenever I try to enter the Removable Disk (USB) My computer ...
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nusb3xhc.sys high CPU usage

Lately, I've been observing that my CPU often have higher load than it should. After digging, I found a very weird and specific problem. The facts : I have a Vaio Z21 (VPCZ21C5E - Core i7 - Win7 ...
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Can't boot from bootable Win 7 usb

I have a problem with installing new Windows 7 (and format disk) on ASUS K50ij. Since I haven't CD/DVD ROM, I've decided to do it using booting USB. The problem is, that computer starts as usual after ...
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Understanding the wide variation in reported performance of a hard disk drive in a USB 3.0 enclosure as shown HD Tune

I have a USB 3.0 external HDD enclosure, and I installed an old HDD from my desktop into it. Naturally I’d like to see how it will perform, so I have HD Tune running a benchmark. However the graph ...
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rotate mouse & pen by 90 or 270 degrees

if i connect my digital pen to my windows 8 tablet with a micro usb adapter, the mouse orientation is rotated by 90 degrees in landscape mode, portrait orientation is fine the digital pen is ...
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I want to make a persistent Pre Windows XP USB

So, like most of us, I have many games and useful programs that run pre XP, you know when boot strapping was the best thing and windows was a shell and not an OS. Anywho, I have Win 9x as an idea, ...
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USB 3.0 flash drive not working on USB 2.0 port

I've recently bought a USB 3.0 flash drive and wanted to try it out. I connected it to a 2.0 port and it didn't work. The light on it starts blinking for about 1 second and stops. I also get a message ...
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Laptop (Windows 8.1) corrupts several usb keys

Since a few days ago, my brother's laptop (Win8.1) cannot recognize any usb drive (but works ok with peripherals such as his mouse and keyboard). The problem is that usb keys plugged onto his laptop ...
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UBS devices not waking PC from sleep on windows 8.1

I have a new build based on MSI H97M-g43 motherboard. None of USB devices are able to wake the PC back from S3 sleep. Two methods that do wake up the PC are the power button and wake timers. The usb ...
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Flash drive is only recognized either/or by Chrome OS, Windows

I have had problems recently after I formatted a USB flash drive on my Chromebook. When I plugged it in to my computer, it did not show a notification for the drive, or indicate that it recognized it ...
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Why is usb-c usb V3.1 and not V4.0?

Like the title says. Why is the new USB type C version 3.1? I thought version names went major.minor.micro. USB C is not backwards compatible with USB-A without a converter so doesn't this make USB-C ...
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xmodmap setting reverted once every few minute for usb keyboard

I have an xmodmap setting that convert CapsLock to control on my laptop, when I am using a usb keyboard, the CapsLock key changes back to its default meaning every once in a few minutes so I need to ...
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Microphone volume gets low after while

The volume on my USB microphone (Sennheiser pc363d) gets really low after a random time interval. (My friends on skype says the volume on my mic is so low you can barely hear it, although it isn't ...
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USB 3.0 HDD not working

I'm using Windows 8.1 When I plug in my brand-new-awesome 2TB Adata HDD in a USB 3.0 port, it isn't recognized by the OS When I try to use a USB 2.0 port, it works well The drivers seem to be ...
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Bios failed to detect USB Drive

This is my Problem: Before my BIOS Update I can boot directly from my Pen drive by pressing F9 key to install Ubuntu. Now I cannot able to boot from my pendrive. I have enabled Legacy Support ...
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Can't make bootable USB to install Windows 7

I cannot for the life of me successfully create a bootable USB drive with the windows 7 installation files on it. I've done it many times before, and never failed so often. Everytime I boot, it just ...
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Externel WD 1TB harddrive not working only on windows but working perfectly on Linux distros.

WINDOWS (7) I've 1 TB WD external hard-disk which recently started giving an error "I/O Error Occurred" and became inaccessible with in a minute after plug in. Later, tried all (freely available ...
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No ethernet connection when booting Dell Optiplex 7010 on linux from USB stick or CD

I'm trying to boot a Dell Optiplex 7010 in linux (tried Ubuntu 12.04LTS on a CD and on a USB, and Fedora 19-1 from a CD) but on both cases the Ethernet interface shows "Cable Unplugged. I tried to ...
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usb dropped from 16gb to 8gb, diskpart seems not to work

I have an 16gb usb that "dropped" to 8gb. I have tried to use diskpart but that didn't fix the problem. One reason may be that I haven't used diskpart before so I have just read a little about it ...