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 can I get the vendor id and the PID for a usb device?

Where can I find them? They are given by the company who manufactured the USB right? Thanks
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Computer / Electrical Cables In The Dishwasher

I have a number of computer cables worth several hundred dollars in total which have come into my possession, that were stored in such a way that they may have been contaminated (nothing a good ...
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Xbox One controller not working wireless - Device could not be migrated

I'm trying to pair my Xbox One (Model 1697 1697-IL) controller with the wireless adapter for some time now without much success. It works just fine when plugging in via an USB cable. If I check the ...
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USB ports randomly disconnecting? other issue? - Should I just replace mobo?

For over a year I have been trying to solve the problem of my USB ports 'randomly' disconnecting. At least, I think that's what it is since I hear the usb connect/disconnect sound. The problem ...
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Receiving background sound resembling USB disconnect and lag

My PC at intervals of 5 to 10 mins produces sounds like the ones that resemble when you disconnect something from the usb slot, this takes place while gaming and even when i am on the windows screen, ...
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USB Bar-code Scanner - Read data from Serial Port

So, I'm trying to read the Barcode via the Serial Port but the Scanner isn't showing up as a Com port.... the scanner works fine as a Keyboard, but when I scan the code to set it to 'Serial' nothing......
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Usb current write protected state

I have a big problem with my drive because when I try to put anything on it it says that is write protected.I seen that with diskpart would work but nothing,same with regedit.I need help quick with ...
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How can I SSH or access filesystem in DFU mode A5 non-jailbroken iPhone?

I have an iPhone 6 (iOS 9.3.2) currently in a boot loop. It is only recognized by iTunes in either Restore Mode or in DFU Mode. I strongly believe the boot loop is due to completely full storage. As ...
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ddrescue from drive intermittantly cutting out, ways to automate power cycling via software?

Have a failed Windows/NTFS drive. I was able to connect to another PC via USB-to-IDE cable and recover most of the drive with a Knoppix 7.2 LiveUSB and ddrescue/ddrutitliy. I've recovered most ...
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Burning Windows XP ISO To USB [duplicate]

I'm attempting to create a bootable ISO for Windows XP using Gparted and dd in order to install onto another computer. However, every time I've attempted to do so and have burnt the ISO to the disk ...
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Boost input mic under Debian

I'm running Debian Jessie Lite (without X) on RPi3. I connected an external USB microphone and I set the volume to maximum using both alsamixer and pactl set-source-volume. Anyway the actual ...
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External disk not accessible

My WD Elements external disk connected via USB 3.0 cable is not accessible. I tried it with two versions of Windows and with Ubuntu 16.04 kernel 4.6.0. The disk was working some days ago. Then, ...
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Is a USB-connected drive more surge resistant than a separately powered drive?

My understanding of power surges is that they can simultaneously damage anything that's plugged in to AC power. My question is whether a drive that's connected to the computer via USB (only) is ...
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ASUS M11ad - How to boot to USB?

The subject computer is setup to dual boot Win 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 with no problems. I'm trying to prep for an upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 but I can't get it to boot off USB! I remember struggling with ...
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Rescue data using udev

I have a device (Smartphone: BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu) which contains data, but I cannot reach it directly, i.e. mounting or opening a shell or alike. All I managed to do was to see it (in fastboot ...
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External SSD doesn't appear on my computer

I have an SSD and bought external enclosure USB 3.0 for it, but when I insert it in my Dell laptop (windows 10 os) it does not appear on my computer window although it was working fine with an older ...
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ISO USB WIN 10 install repeats Loading Files and reboots

ISO USB WIN 10 install repeats Loading Files and reboots... Pulling the USB drive at reboot time does not allow continued install of Win 10. Just boots UBUNTU as it would had no Win 10 File Loading
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BSOD BUGCODE_USB_DRIVER while installing Windows

I have formatted and installing Windows using DVD, My USB isn't working, computer just hags whenever anything attached to USB so there was no option to boot from USB. In second phase of installation ...
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USB losing power as windows boot up during installation

When my dad's old Dell Dimension computer crashed, I attempted to reinstall windows XP using a recovery disk, but I cannot complete the windows configuration as I lost KB /Mouse access via USB right ...
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Windows 10: Driver update prevention of USB removable device

I tested the recommended GUI procedure to prevent driver updates as shown in this howtogeek article. I have a Prolific Serial-to-USB device, which requires the OEM 2008 driver. The Microsoft driver ...
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Wanted: Android Tablet As Extended Display For Windows 7 using TeamViewer - via USB only - cannot spoof fake VGA display

I'm shopping for my first Android device, and I have a highly specific question which many hours of research has not answered. However, to someone with knowledge in this area, it may be a no-brainer. ...
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Monitors connected to USB 3.0 docking station not being recognized. They were Previously working

I have dell (alienware) laptop connected to dells 3.0 usb docking station. This was working fine until I was playing a game (ARMA 3) and Windows 10 crashed with a memory dump error. Something tried ...
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Can't boot from verified bootable USB stick. Can't access BIOS with USB stick in

I have a PC which is around 10 years old, the motherboard is ABIT AN52(MCP65) which I cannot boot with a bootable USB memory stick inserted. The PC boots fine usually, and I am using it to write this ...
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Multiple issues resulting from USB use in VirtualBox on Windows 10

It has appeared recently that any time I try to pass a PNY USB 3.0 flash drive attached via a USB 2.0 hub to a guest in VirtualBox, the VM stops responding, and all USB ports on the host machine stop ...
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Is there a button that connects through Serial/RS232? [closed]

I've been searching the web for a button that connects via RS-232 (single button, similar to what you would see on an Arcade game). I know I could take a crack at making one but I am more interested ...
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Unable to install OS on ProBook 430 G3 driver required

I'm getting a message 'Load Driver' 'A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now.' I've read that it's due to ...
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How do I fix mouse freezing when sound playback is active on Debian?

I'm having a fairly frustrating problem with my Debian machine. The problem is that the pointer of my USB mouse freezes shortly after I start playing sound through the headphones, which are also USB. ...
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External harddrive not showing proper partition table when removed from external case

I have a 2.5TB WD external hdd. I was trying to copy some large files to it and thought I would temporarily shuck it so as to remove the usb 2.0 bottle neck. However when I plug it in directly via ...
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Why isn't my Android phone responding with USB connection?

I plugged in my USB connector to my computer and the device says it's "installed". I even waited a few minutes to make sure. Then when I tried to open up my media folder from the android phone on the ...
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both USB ports randomly stop working, then when shutdown, stuck on blinking cursor

the problem usually occurs about once per day, seemingly at random, but occasionally two times, and occasionally zero times. devices connected are: a new STAR printer with it's own power supply, ...
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Windows 7: Error Ejecting USB Mass Storage Device

Sometimes, when trying to eject (remove) an external USB hard drive, Windows 7 issues the following error: Problem Ejecting USB Mass Storage Device Windows can't stop your 'Generic volume' ...
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is there a limit to how many drives I can connect to my Mac?

I am on Mac Book Pro running OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 and I use a lot of drives for my personal data and data from clients (and every drive has a redundant drive constantly being updated in case of ...
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ubuntu 14.04 LTS install freezes (legacy boot, dell t7910)

We have a new dell desktop which came with 12.04 preinstalled and that works. We are trying to replace 12.04 by 14.04. For some reason, we really want to install in legacy mode (will patch the ...
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Simple USB drive encryption under Windows - Best Practise?

I'm looking for an easy (!) way to encrypt (and decrypt) USB volumes under Windows 10. Easier than my current practise: Currently, I've an True Crypt file on the USB volume and a portable TrueCrypt ...
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Accidently wiped out Windows 8 installation, now cant install windows 8 from USB

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 in my machine and accidently wiped out all the windows related date, now the hard disk is showing as a one big partition, Then I tried to create a bootable USB drive and ...
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USB ports not powered when laptop is off?

I just bought a brand new ASUS ROG Strix GL502VY and none of the USB ports charge my phone while the laptop is off asleep, as expected and advertised. I've googled the issue and can't find anything ...
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No USB keyboard/mouse in win7 on a dualboot win10+win7, unless I hard-reboot

Running into a really weird issue with a dualboot windows 10/windows 7 machine, with win10 installed as main OS and win7 on a secondary drive, with windows 10's fastboot disabled. Win10 is set as ...
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Switching usb via relays

I just want to use usb devices between two computers. I got an idea for this, so I started to use relays to control the data flow in usb, but it didn't recognized by a computer. Does anyone get a ...
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USB Devices randomly disconnects and connects windows 10

I've this weird problem where my mouse and external HDD, when plugged in to either USB 2.0 or 3.0 port, randomly disconnects and connects after a few seconds. I am unable to find a pattern to the ...
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Is it possible to spy on a laptop through a usb flash drive? [closed]

someone (who i later knew is a hacker) asked me once to give him a TV series on his usb flash drive. after i knew that about him, and knew that he actually saw the series before (which makes it ...
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Booting Chromium OS from USB

Currently I have a laptop Asus Transformer T100HA with touchpad and I want to install/try Chromium OS from an USB. I have tried many guide tutorials but none of them explained about grub2 & ...
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How to clone USB stick so the second one is also bootable like the first one?

I have a bootable USB stick with Acronis True Image and i want to copy it to another USB because right now the situation is like this: 1st. 16GB USB stick = Acronis True Image 2nd. 2GB USB stick = ...
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Windows 10 USB only working if device plugged in during boot

I got a PC with a ASUS B85M-G motherboard and the following problem. None of my USB ports (neither at the back, nor at the front, neither USB 3.0, nor USB 2.0) work. Actually, they don't work for ...
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IPAD devices do not have USB access in WIndows 7

Our systems are connected to a Domain machine ( running Windows 2008 ). There are certain policies enabled such as USB permission, Admin privilege, registry access etc. Users in these group only have ...
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Can't change the boot order on UEFI BIOS

I've searched for an answer already, but I may not be using the right terminology. Regardless, I wasn't able to find an answer. I bought a mini PC with an eMMC HD and I'm trying to overwrite the ...
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How to have Battery level create an external signal (usb \ BT \ send email) when reached to certain level?

I would like to have some kind of external signal when computer battery reached a low level \ full battery, using Windows 10 . The external signal should be something an IOT (such as Arduino/Rpi or ...
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How do I work out if a USB C cable is safe to use?

There's a lot of press about how some USB C cables are dangerous - as I understand it, they have the wrong resistor, and that causes the device to draw too much power. On the other hand, I'd like to ...
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Create bootable usb from recovery partition in linux

I want to create a bootable USB from the recovery partition of my Lenovo laptop from Linux. I can mount the ntfs recovery partition in linux and see that it contains the Windows Recovery Environment ...
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Read hard drive with btrfs filesystem on Windows or Virtual machine with linux distro

I have to read data from WD Red Pro Hard Drive (BTRFS file system) connected to Windows PC via USB 3.0 Docking station. I read that it is not possible from Windows level. That's why i've created ...
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Deleted system reserved partition, can't access bios or boot via USB

I have 3 disks. Disk 0 has Win10 installation, and a 350MB system reserved partition. Disk 1 had a 100MB system reserved partition that I (mistakenly) believed was from an old Win7 install. I wanted ...