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USB Flash Drive does not work on startup

I have a brand new Corsair LS 128GB usb drive. If I keep it plugged into the computer and turn the computer on, it never shows up under Computer. I heard the audible tone to say a USB drive has been ...
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Linux, Saving data from old HD (connection randomly drops)

Background: I have an old HD which I am trying to save data from (important, not so urgent). I am using a SATA adapter (& external power source) to connect the HD to my laptop. lsusb calls my ...
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Laptop USB Boot Option Disappeared

I`ve connected my USB external DVD writer to my laptop, in hopes of booting a recovery disk in hopes of backing up/restoring data from a failing HDD. The issue is that the option to boot from USB ...
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Can I use the controller of an external hard disk to connect a SSD to a USB port?

Can I use a 2.5" Intel SSD with the USB SATA adapter from a My Password external drive? The adapter looks like this: Has anyone tried it? Did it explode?
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Can you use an USB OTG cable for non-OTG purposes?

Can one use an USB OTG cable for non-OTG purposes? Or will that cause confusion to the devices as to which device should be the host?
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What is the difference between start button shut down and command line shut down?

I have desktop computer running Windows 8.1, and a usb hub which I keep plugged in. The hub has an LED power indicator (pictured). This LED stays on when I shut down the computer using the start ...
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USB stick transfer at 335KB/s

I know, I know. This kind of question "Help me, my USB stick is slow!" has been asked before. But for some reason, I've been high and low and I've not found a solution to my problem. Let me introduce ...
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USB 2.0 Port Causing Weird Audio Artifacts on MP3 Player

I have a SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip 8 gb. A little while ago, I built a new computer, and so far everything has been working fine, besides the USB 2.0 ports on the front. The ports seem to work fine ...
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USB ports connecting and disconnecting devices

I got a new Sager NP8230 laptop in March and have only recently begun having problems concerning my USB ports. Sometimes my Mouse (A Logitech G500s) will disconnect from the computer and reconnect and ...
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How do I know my video card is good enough for running bluestacks

I run bluestacks and I keep seeing initializing. Some says that bluestacks require high end video card. My video card is: NVIDIA GeForce 210 according to belarc advisor. Should I buy better video ...
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Create bootable Linux pendrive that can be booted on Windows and Mac

How do I create a bootable linux pendrive that can be booted on a PC (windows) and iMac (Mac) using the same usb? installing linux with unetbootin doesn't work for imacs...
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Is a hybrid Linux USB-Stick for UEFI & legacy BIOS possible?

my idea is to create an USB-Boot-Stick with Lubuntu that is able to boot on an older BIOS Laptop and an newer UEFI Systems. This would be quite easy, when the Stick would be setup as a legacy boot ...
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Install DBAN to USB flash drive from Linux

I would like to install DBAN to a USB flash drive to boot from on an old computer. How can I do this from an Ubuntu environment? dd image to USB device doesn't work
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Is it possible to use the GoPro camera when it is connected to a pc/notebook with a USB Cable?

I have Hero3+ Black Edition. For now I cannot shoot or even configure the camera when it is connected to a notebook with a USB Cable. When I connect my camera to a notebook with a USB Cable, a ...
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How to change from UEFI to legacy without reinstalling Windows?

The machine has UEFI enabled. I can't boot anything except Windows; No bootable USBs. I have to change it to legacy mode, but Windows 8 won't boot in legacy mode. So the only solution I can think of ...
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Mac Air Bootcamp Windows 7 Installation and USB3 Hurdles

I am trying to load windows 7 on a new Mac Air(OS X 10.9 Mavericks) using Boot camp, a downloaded windows 7 iso file, and USB3 flash drive. No obvious issues with stepping through the initial phases ...
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Why can I eject the Dell Smartcard USB keyboard?

There is a notification in the system tray "Safely Remove Hardware" area that allows me to eject this keyboard (not a card from the reader). I can't imagine a purpose for deactivating the keyboard so ...
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Putty can't connect to USB modem on Windows 7

I'm trying to configure caller id on a USB modem connected to a Windows 7 x32 machine. Hyperterminal isn't available so I downloaded the latest version of Putty and am using the Serial option. I'm ...
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How does windows differentiate between USB keyboard and USB joystick?

I am trying to make a hack that will allow a second keyboard to get detected as a joystick. I wanted to know how does windows know if a USB keyboard is connected or a USB joystick is connected. OR ...
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Boot Lubuntu on usb by reusing the boot function of an application? (in this case: DiskWarrior)

I have tried a lot of different stuff to get Lubuntu installed on my Macbook 1,1 (first Intel macbook). I just won't get a usb to boot. For the sake of comparison, it does work on my new Mac Mini ...
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How to clean USB flash drive from infections safely without loosing files/documents inside

How to clean USB flash drive from infections safely without loosing files/documents inside? When I connect usb drives there are shortcuts, exe files and hidden files so i want to make un-hidden, ...
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EasyCap Capture Card not working with Windows 8 [closed]

I can't really tell you too much about this. I ordered an EasyCap capture card off of EBay, and it for some reason had no s-video, only the red/white/yellow AV cables, which was forunately what I ...
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Intel USB3 driver install fails

I've been trying to install the Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver (version 3.0.0.16 as supplied by the Asus web site) but it balks when it gets to the PCI bus. At this point the entire ...
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Need help identifying the type of cable used in my external portable hard drive

I purchased my Seagate external hard drive about 4 years ago. Recently I have started experiencing problems with the provided USB cable. So I am guessing it is time to replace it. However I am just ...
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Constant beeping

My computer has a problem with beeping. I'll first tell you how it started: One night I decided to watch a cartoon, and I took some water and food with me to eat while I watch. I fell asleep and when ...
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Logitech M185 Wirless Mouse issue

An issue with a Logitech M185 mouse today. A user is unable to use the device. The device works perfectly fine on my PC (It appears as HID-compliant mouse), but not on her laptop. It does not ...
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Ensuring different usb devices mount in the same directory

I'm in the process of setting up a Raspberry Pi as a Windows terminal client using rdesktop. One of the requirements is to allow the users to plug in a USB device (flash pen, digital camera or a SD ...
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How to install the Android ADB Interface on an HP 8 Tablet?

I purchased an HP 8 Tablet today running Android 4.2. When I plugged the USB cable into my Windows 8.1 laptop it recognized the device and let me browse the internal storage but the device had a ...
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USB to serial console issue : window turn to blue screen [closed]

I am working on cisco ASR 9010 router. From last 2 days, when I unplug USB port or console jack from router, window turn to blue screen and restart. Please suggest good drivers of console or other ...
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iPhone via USB sync error - “MuxClearPipeStall Can't clear pipe stall 2” and Error 0xE8000070

I'm duplicating a question from Ask Different, to see if a broader-base of users can understand what the error message "Can't clear pipe stall 2" might mean. Note: This issue is specific to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - can't find usb flash stick

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 with gnome shell (I think this information may be useful) and laptop mode tools installed. I can't mount just one usb stick (OCZ ATV 8GB) "lsusb" command: Bus 002 Device 003: ...
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Will external SSD (via USB 3.0) be faster than HDD when it's running a VMWare?

I have read on this site than an external SSD will be faster than an external HDD (in my case I am using USB 3.0). It has been said that the SSD will be particularly faster when accessing many small ...
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Windows Wi-Fi able to see available networks, but not authenticate

As a volunteer, I'm trying to setup a number of donated older computers in a school with Wi-Fi access using a number of identical Buffalo USB adapters. A Windows XP and Windows 7 computer each have no ...
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Why is my external HDD mounting an extra SCSI storage device after BIOS flash on laptop?

I just flashed a HP Laptop BIOS to a client's laptop, stupidly, with an External HDD plugged into a USB slot on the laptop. That was dumb, I know. But I didn't realize it until it had finished. I ...
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How can I connect an external hard drive to a Windows 95 computer?

I have an old Windows 95 computer at home. It's a Dell Dimension XPS D266. I've decided to get rid of it, but first I want to get all of the data off of it. It has a 16 GB hard drive, and I have a new ...
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Cannot install win7 from usb

I have checked every post on the internet, and I still cannot find a solution to this problem. I have an Emachines e732z running windows 7 home premium. A few days ago after a windows has installed a ...
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Is steganography software, specifically OpenStego, can be run portably from USB stick without any risks? [closed]

Is steganography software, specifically OpenStego, can be run portably from USB stick with no problem? I have managed to run OpenStego from a USB stick, but I'm not sure what is the risk? Are there ...
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Is MicroUSB powerful enough to charge MiniUSB devices?

I have a few MiniUSB devices, living in a very MicroUSB-dominated world. It would be much more convenient for me to leave a MicroUSB charger plugged in all the time, and just throw on an adapter when ...
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Disk drive not recognized by laptop

I have an external USB drive. Took it apart and got the internal drive. Used it as normal on my desktop. Put it back together and tried to use it on a laptop. The laptop recognizes the drive but does ...
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DRDY ERR from HDD

All of a sudden I started getting the DRDY ERR with my laptop running linux..some messages look like.. ata1:00: status: { DRDY ERR } ata1.00: error {UNC } ata1:00: exception Emask 0x0 ...
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How do I get back to windows 8 from linux mint 17 via usb?

I have windows 8 pre-installed on my computer and then I installed linux mint 17 on my computer, I now want windows back on my pc and want to do so via usb.
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Hooking Microsoft Surface Pro 3 up to USB monitor

I have a Surface Pro 3 and I tried hooking up my Toshiba 14" USB monitor (PA3923U-2LC3) to it with the supplied USB cord. The Surface reported that the monitor was attempting to draw too much power. ...
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Error code 43, is my mouse dead or is my usb driver installation corrupted?

My old mouse stopped working about an hour ago. I am on a Sony Vaio with Windows 7. I found an error code 43 in the USB panel. I googled it and found instructions to try to restore the connection. ...
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All the USB ports on one physical side don't work after suspend

I have a new problem with my Lenovo Edge E545 where, after suspending and resuming, 1 USB-2.0 port and 2 USB-3.0 ports fail to work. They are all the USB ports on the same physical side of the ...
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2 TB hard disk extremely slow/stuck if used through a USB docking station, works perfectly with SATA or e-SATA

I have a 2 TB hard disk which I'm sure works fine. I have bought a hard disk docking station which should support disks up to 4 TB. This dock can use either USB 3.0 or e-SATA. Using the HD with e-SATA ...
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How do I connect two computers using USB 3.0?

I know this question exists, but it's about USB in General. Mine is about USB 3.0 and newer specifically. USB 3.0 specification introduces the feature known as direct host-to-host connection with ...
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How come all USB cables are not equivalent?

It appears that not all USB cables (one end: USB, the other end - Micro-USB) are created equal: some can only charge devices (e.g., cell phones, e-readers), others can also sync them. Are there just ...
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USB device only works through a hub

This one kind of boggles my mind. I have an audio interface (Steinberg UR-22), which was working until this morning. I've tried plugging it into every usb port on my laptop while removing all other ...
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Glidepoint usb trackpad suddenly not working

I have this Adesso Glidepoint trackpad, which has worked flawlessly for a year. Then, about a week ago, over a couple days, it started acting flaky, then a blue screen of death, and now it doesn't ...
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Differentiating between two USB HID devices with exactly the same configuration

I'm working with a USB HID device which essentially is a Relay Controller. Using the LIBUSB library I can successfully connect and work with this device. However, I need to add a second device to the ...