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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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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

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 [on hold]

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? [on hold]

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 ...
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Autorun.inf in Windows 8/8.1 for USB Drives

I have created a file named autorun.inf to make one of my software setup run when the usb is plugged into Windows 8/8.1 OS . This is my autorun.inf code: [AutoRun] shellexecute="Mem.exe //It would ...
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Is there a way to block and notify of connected USB devices?

I just read the following news about how connected USB devices can act as keyboards or network cards, etc. and so for example input what they like or change sites to scam sites. ...
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USB trouble?? Or friend trouble?

Okay so the strangest thing happens tonight. I had some friends over and they were sitting on the floor about 3-4 feet away and the kids where playing in the vicinity but no closer than two feet. ...
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USB port getting too hot

In my friend's PC i have noted that his USB port is getting very hot. I cant keep touching it. Why is this happening? Is there a fault in motherboard or USB Controller?
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iphone won't show up on PC

When I attach my iPhone 4S to my Dell laptop running Windows 7, using USB cord, the computer "pings" to indicate that the phone is connected, but it doesn't show up visually as an external device. ...
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Files suddenly disappear (and reappear) on a NTFS USB drive used with Linux?

I recently bought a portable 1TB external USB drive which I intend to use mostly with my Ubuntu laptop, but I would like to be able to use it with other OS as well. It came formated as NTFS, and that ...
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Surface Pro 2 with Docking Station capable of supporting a 3 monitor display, maybe via an external USB graphics card?

The Surface Pro Docking Station offers 3 USB 2.0 ports and one USB 3.0 port. I would like to use this tool with USB to HDMI adapters to utilize a 3 monitor workstation for my programming work with a ...
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sudden/immediate shutdown booting from usb on brand new e5440 dell

A brand new batch of e5440 Dell laptops is showing inconsistent startup behavior. We receive these laptops direct from Dell. We use a Clonezilla USB stick with an embedded wes7 image to set up the ...
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Is is possible to get a virtual disc drive to mount over usb to another machine's motherboard?

Here's what I'm trying to do. I have dvd duplicators that only duplicate discs from a master disc. I can also install an internal hdd with images stored on them and duplicate from there. These ...
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Why mix USB2 and USB3 on a motherboard

A conceptual question, I suppose. If USB3 port is backwards compatible with UBS2 & 1, why do manufacturers continue to include UBS2 ports on motherboards with USB3 support? To me, there seems to ...
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slow transfer of data from disk to disk

I'm copying about 4TB of data from one hdd to another and noticing abysmal speeds. I have two external SATA 3 hdds plugged into USB 3.0 docks and connected to USB3.0 ports on Macbook Pro. MBP was ...
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How to install Wireless USB adapter drivers in CentOS 6.5 64bit?

I have installed CENTOS 6.5 (64bit). I have my Belkin N150 wireless USB adapter (Model: F9L1001v1). I need to install the drivers. Where can I get the drivers and information on how to install them? ...
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Hardware and program for multi master and single slave

I have a three devices 1. Computer1 2. USB 3. Computer2.... now i want to build a program according to below algorithm. Precondition : Concept assumed is multi master single slave. where compuer1 and ...
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Can a UPC scanner talk to two POS systems at once?

Is it possible to make a UPC (barcode) scanner talk to two POS systems independently and simultaneously, so when an item is scanned, the devise will send information to two different, non-integrated ...
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Computer headset to RC9 (Possibly via PCI card)

I have a custom dial pad that takes a RC9 cable in for speakers/microphone. I'm looking to: Run the RC9 into my computer, Find software to link the computer's headset to the RC9 going to the dial ...
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Fix a brick router with Arduino (usb-to-serial adapter)

I need to test if my USB to serial adapter is working correctly. I've read somewhere about shorcircuiting RX and DX pins so that to get responde is putty. Problem is i'm not used with putty, so what ...
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How to turn on bitlocker on 4 TB USB HDD?

When trying to turn on Bitlocker on an external 4 TB USB HDD using Windows 7, there's error A device attached to the system is not functioning. in a rather unhelpful dialog, as shown below: Now ...