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Unable to unlock bit locker even with recovery key and password

OS: Widows 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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USB device accesses internet connection and peripherals [on hold]

I have this scenario where I need some helpful hints to find a starting point. Please have a look at the following plan: On the one hand there is a host PC that is connected to a network ...
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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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VirtualBox don't recognize USB in Mac [Windows host] [on hold]

I followed this link to create a virtual machine with a OS X Mavericks on it. I followed every step correctly and my virtual machine is working with a great performance. The problem is it does not ...
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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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Clone A USB Stick Including Partitions And All Hidden Files [on hold]

I have a USB stick that I need to clone entirely. This includes it's partitions and all hidden files. There are 2 partitions of different types on the USB stick, so when it is plugged into windows it ...
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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 ...
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Unable to find PORT name in ubuntu 12.04

I am writing a code for serial programming in ubuntu 12.04. I have connected a usb to serial converter with my usb port. Now I want to know On which port I have connected my usb ( for example COM12 ...
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Disk read error when booting from USB (Windows 8.1 Pro x64)

My BIOS mode is Legacy, I'm trying too install Windows 8.1 Pro x64 from my bootable USB. I used 3 different programs (Rufus, YUMI, UltraISO) and I tried manually via command prompt. After every try ...
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Troubleshooting a port in a USB 2.0 bracket

I am currently troubleshooting a single port in a two-port USB 2.0 bracket (example here) that does not work. A USB bracket is a simple device (consisting only of cables and connectors) that connects ...
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ATEN USB to Serial driver on Windows 8 - using Linux driver?

I'd like to use an ATEN UC232A USB to serial converter on my computer with Windows 8. I downloaded the appropriate driver which seems to work but after a while produces a blue screen because of the ...
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Alternative to usbmount

I'm using a raspberry pi and I want to automatically mount USB drives that I plug in. I know you can do that in fstab, but you always have to give the UUID. But UI want to mount any usb drive without ...
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Disc not bootable after creating a Windows partition with Bootcamp

I want to install windows on my mac AGAIN after removing it a few weeks ago I buy a USB, get the windows 7 iso, use BOOTCAMP to format it and create it as a bootable disc I then create a new WINDOWS ...
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RSnapshot corrupts the USB 3.0 drive on OpenBSD

Been tweaking and tweaking this setup but it is still not working the way it should... Here's what I have done/tried so far. I have an OpenBSD box running version 5.3. An external Lacie USB3.0 drive ...
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How do you dual monitor an Android phone via a USB based video adapter? [on hold]

I just recently got a kick out of hooking up a USB hub to my LG G Flex phone. Was able to plug-in a USB based wireless keyboard and mouse, worked surprising well. So want to try something more ...
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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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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 ...