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Corded USB Mouse not turning on

We got a new mouse recently, just an average, optical corded mouse, and one of our users has tried to switch it out with their current one. However, When he plugged it in to his USB Slot (he tried ...
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Force a single USB 3.0 port to work as USB 2.0

I have several Dell XPS 13 machines that exhibit intermittent failures of the left USB 3.0 port, as described in this thread. I have lost data to silent corruption/disconnections on several external ...
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Output of lsusb -v for GoPro / Sony AS-30

Someone here who has Linux knowledge and a GoPro / Sony Action camera (like AS-30) who can help me with the output of running (with the camera connected via USB to the computer) : lsusb -d ...
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Is this possible to use linux server as usb drive?

Is this possible to mount a linux box as a usb drive through an usb cable which connected to another device. A linux pc <-- USB CABLE --> another device Another pc mount the linux pc as a usb ...
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USB hard drive not showing up under /dev/

I'm running Ubuntu 14.01 on a BeagleBone Black with LXDE. I have a USB hard drive that auto mounts (a prompt comes up in LXDE and I have to enter my password) if I connect it after the computer have ...
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one way data transfer for preventing malware transfer to computer [on hold]

Is there any software preventing data transfer from an attached USB drive to computer? That is while data transfer from computer to USB is allowed and is being run. Thank you in advanced
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Looking for a PC Imaging solution that does not require a WDS [on hold]

I have used Windows Deployment toolkit and its pain in the ass to make it work properly. I am looking for software that can pull an image of a machine and use that to image other machines, exact ...
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Unable to hibernate with usb wireless stick

I'm trying to hibernate a system, but it immediatelly wakes up when I use the usb wireless adapter. I tried to disable all wake up capable devices, but it didn't work. # acpitool -w Device S-state ...
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I have a USB drive formatted as FAT32. How can I set its permissions in ubuntu 14.04?

I can read the files but can't write or change the permissions of a file I wanted.
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Cannot boot from GParted usb drive

I ran GParted from this USB drive on another desktop, so I know it's not the fault of the USB drive. I get the main boot screen asking me to confirm loading up Gparted. If I choose any of the ...
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Cannot delete the 'System Volume Information' folder

i don't know whether i had to post such a question here or on stackerflow. anyway, i cannot delete a folder called 'system volume information'. i do know that its created when ever you wanna restore ...
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Why windows 7 requires TPM or USB for bitlocker?

Why not save the private key unenscrypted on the original hard disk and require password every reboot? That seems to be the way things work in this question Is USB based bitlocker as safe as tpm ...
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Is USB based bitlocker as safe as tpm based?

My computer doesn't have TPM There is an option to turn on bitlocker if only I used USB to store the private key How would security be affected on that scenario? will it be as safe as TPM? If my ...
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How to put a windows recovery drive and ubuntu on one usb

I am trying to get a usb to have three partitions. One will be for just storing files, one will be for running Ubuntu, and one will be used as a windows 8.1 recovery drive. I tried partitioning my ...
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HDD Not Spinning Up (external 1tb buffalo ministation) - want to attempt a DIY repair

I'll try to be as specific as possible here, so am going to make a bunch of statements to give as much information as possible. I am using a MBP running OSX. I am very precious about the data on the ...
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Windows 8 “Device Setup” process stuck without further progress

After plugging-in of an USB device, standard window with progress bar appears. The problem I experience is that it gets stuck at certain progress and doesn't continue no matter how long I wait. ...
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Do I need a special microUSB cable to take advantage of my USB 3.0 port?

I often transfer files from my computer to my phone using a micro-USB cable. However, my computer has USB 3.0 ports and I don't know if I'm taking full advantage of it using a regular micro-USB cable. ...
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Hard disk with two USB connectors, laptop with only one USB port on each side.

I bought an external 500GB hard drive with cable that has one end normal micro USB and the other end is split into two regular USB connectors. I have Mac Book Air, which has only one USB port on each ...
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Y-E DATA FlashBuster-U is not working with Ubuntu kernel

I'm using the latest Ubuntu kernel. And I can't use it at all I just get these buffer IO errors - usb 3-3: new full-speed USB device number 3 using ohci-pci usb 3-3: New USB device found, ...
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How to to boot Linux from external USB SSD drive, attached to Windows 7 machine?

Is there way to boot Linux from external USB SSD drive, attached to Windows 7 machine?(without altering or modification the Windows Boot Configuration Data(BCD)) The same way as boot with bootable ...
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Manage USB Printers on the network [closed]

Do you know a software that I can use to manage the printers on my network? Specifically the USB attached ones. I have around 40 printers, all of them are Ricoh (different models, but mainly MP201 ...
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Running Windows 8 on external HDD

I have an Acer A0756 netbook that originally came with an HDD and Windows 8. I wanted to upgrade the hard drive, so I switched the stock HDD for an SSD, on which I installed Ubuntu 12.04. However, I ...
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(How) Can I re-use an external USB hard drive after I DBAN it?

Does anyone have experience with letting Darik's Boot and Nuke loose on an external USB hard disk, and then setting up that disk again for normal use? I want to completely wipe my Toshiba ...
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Unable to mount a 1TB external drive on Ubuntu

When I plug my external hard drive in the USB port, it doesn't get auto mounted. So I did a sudo fdisk -l but was unable to find an entry for my external drive. Then I did a dmesg and found the ...
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Makeing a bootable iso file smaller

I have a USB flash-drive with some bootable iso's on it and i need a way to make them smaller they must keep the iso file extension and they must be bootable just like they were before. Does any one ...
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Tablet only charges from PC USB

Help asked for strange problem I have a 10 inch tablet. It was supplied with charger and Android plug (Type A Male to 2.5 x 0.7mm(2.5 x 0.8mm) Male Plug) After a few times it would not charge even ...
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Acer Aspire keeps rebooting when bootable USB inserted

So I have an Acer Aspire V5-131 and long story short (really, it's a long story!), I decided to do a complete wipe of the HDD (using dban). So right now the HDD is absolutely wiped, there's nothing on ...
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Is it possible to to encypt a USB and not allow anyone to open any file without a password?

Is it possible for me to put any file that I want on a flash drive, without any keys, but have really long passwords, and no body can open any file without the password, even if the USB is unlocked ...
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How to create a bootable USB drive from factory restore iso images?

I have a lenovo Y550 laptop that came per-installed with Windows 7. I want to do a factory recovery, but my onekey recovery system is not working (only displays a command window). I tried using the ...
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Can you charge a tablet and use a USB device at the same time?

Most tablets only have a single Micro USB port that is used to charge the tablet, or can be used to plug in regular USB devices like a keyboard/mouse using USB OTG. I would like to charge/power my ...
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Usb ports connecting and disconnecting

I know this is not the place to ask about hardware problems and solutions, but I can't search on google anymore... I've been for over 24hours searching on google about my problem and trying to get a ...
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Weird mouse problems. Accidental double-clicking, selection, drag-n-drop problems

My mouse has started to double click or not keep a selection. Middle click works on the 2nd-3rd try, it ruins drag-and-drops and confuses selecting with opening things. It feels like little ...
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Netbook won't start after startup with USB attached

I started my Toshiba Netbook up with a USB attached - as you might guess it messed up the startup process. As soon as a realized my mistake, I stopped the process (I think I just turned it off), took ...
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Windows recovery USB doesn't work

I have a USB memory stick with Windows 8 (which I've successfully used before). When I try to use it for a full reset it complains that a required drive partition is missing. I assume it refers to the ...
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Bootable USB doesn't show up in boot menu after disabling secure boot in Windows 8.1

I am doing a Windows 8.1 Ubuntu dual boot and am following the steps mentioned here - http://www.everydaylinuxuser.com/2014/05/install-ubuntu-1404-alongside-windows.html I disabled secure boot as ...
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How long does low level format of external HDD take?

I'm kind of at a situation where I'm having to do a low level format for my 1 TB WD external hard disk drive. Earlier, I tried all possible ways of formatting it but it just would not get formatted. ...
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Toshiba 2TB USB External HDD disconnects during coping of files on Debian/testing

My new Toshiba 2TB USB3 external hdd is repeatedly disconnecting during transfer of files on Debian/testing running 3.14-2 Kernel. The partition I'm transferring to is NTFS as I use it for shared ...
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Randomly loosing power to all USB ports than forced to reboot

This is going on since about 2 months now. A wrong mouse move and everything stops. All USB ports loose power. My first thought was acceleration , or combo between Skype and Adobe Suite. Wrong. ...
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How device drivers work like USB , CD, DVD [closed]

I would like to know how device drivers work (on any platform, but would like to know the differences between drivers on Windows, Linux, and OSX). Specifically I'd like to know how devices are ...
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Rapoo dual-mode wireless mouse no longer works in RF mode, how to troubleshoot?

I have a Rapoo 6610 dual-mode wireless mouse (like this: http://www.amazon.com/Rapoo-Bluetooth-Wireless-Optical-6610/dp/B00ANGBCF8). It supports both RF mode (that requires a dedicated receiver) and ...
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Unable to unlock BitLocker even with recovery key and password

OS: Windows 7 ultimate 64bit. I recently installed a fresh copy of the above OS. I have an external hard drive that I just unplugged from my computer while I did this. I have the recovery key and ...
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Kali linux live usb persistence low on rootfs

Well what my main problem is rootfs and how it has 7G of space when im booting it off a 32g flashdrive (Live encrypted usb persistence is when your flashdrive keeps all current data you have done on ...
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Weird USB behavior with Windows 7 and VMware

I have a Windows 7 machine that I use VMware Workstation on. I will often do the following: attach a USB thumb drive to my VM mount the USB write some stuff to it unmount detach USB from VM. ...
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USB Debug mode disconnects Samsung device in Windows 8.1

Until today, my Samsung S5360 phone has worked okay with a Windows 8.1 computer. Today, it is not recognized by the computer. IF I disable USB debug in the phone AND reconnect another USB device in ...
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I can't copy my file into my 2GB memory stick

I have a Verbatim 2 GB memory stick that I need to copy an MP4 movie onto to post off. The movie is 544.5 MB. As far as I can see, all other files have been removed from the USB stick, but it says ...
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mouse behavior running WIN 7 home premium on HP Pavilion G7 Notebook

Windows compatible mice of several types, all having center wheel, when scrolling down, travel approx 3 inches down page, then scroll back to top of page. Why, and how to fix please.
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Selective USB blocking

I would like to control access to USB ports on our network. We have operational USB devices connected to all PCs on the network, so I am not looking at simply disabling all USB ports functionality. ...
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connecting an internal DVDRW to USB

I have an Asus n53sv laptop but my DVDRW is damaged and I can't read any DVD with it. Now I bought a new DVDRW drive for the laptop but I wanna know how can I make a circuit and connect it to USB ...
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hookup of Canon 550D wirelessly

Saw your post of 2012 concerning a way to wirelessly connect your Canon 550D to your computer. I have the same question and same camera. I want to use it for astrophotogrpahy and would like to get ...
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HP USB Disk Format Tool format error

I am using Windows xp, and trying to create a DOS bootable disk. suddenly, when I try to run the tool, it goes about 80% and then just says 'Failed to format the device'. I want to solve this ...