USB stands for Universal Serial Bus and is a general and universal interface standard for connecting computers and electronic devices.

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USB ports device descriptor issue

I've been suffering from a USB Device Descriptor error for quite some time. This bug has been chasing me since Win 7, and has carried on to Win 8, and then to my dual boot of Win 10 and Ubuntu ...
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Remove partitions that appear after GPT format

I recently formatted my USB to EFI with GPT partition on Windows 10 using diskpart. Since then, even though the USB is not plugged in there are two partitions (empty and useless) that show up among ...
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Reason for 11-bit counter field in the Start-of-Frame Packet in the USB specification?

Start-of-Frame Packets : The USB host controls the processing of data in 1ms units called frames. During each frame, it examines what requests are outstanding and allocates each pipe bandwidth ...
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Windows disable enhancedpowermanagement by default

I use many USB HID devices and since Windows 8, the Power Management disables them by default. I wrote a script to change that, but I don't want to have to run this script every time I add a device. ...
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Win8.1 Installation media fails to detect keyboard and mouse / USB ports not working

I have a laptop with Win8.1, and I decided I should upgrade it to Win10. While it was updating, I plugged my phone connector for it to charge. Then I realized that all of my USB ports are not working ...
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Connect android-x86 run on VirtualBox as USB device for debug

I have: Debian GNU/Linux 8.4 (jessie) installed on old Gygabyte laptop. Architecture: x86_64 CPU op-mode(s): 32-bit, 64-bit Byte Order: Little Endian CPU(s): ...
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How to get low level information from a USB key?

I am running Debian/Linux, and I would like to know what low level tools are available to print detailed information about a USB key (eg. USB 1.0 vs USB 2.0…). Neither dmesg, nor lsusb have proved to ...
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Windows 7 laptop no longer sees USB drives - how to fix?

When I plug USB drives in to my computer the icon on lower right shows that a USB device is ready to use, but Windows 7 does not show the drive anywhere. Under Disk Management (screen shot) I see the ...
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No notification sound when using one USB port (Windows 7 64 bit)

I have an HP laptop (G4 250) with Windows 7 64 bit. The laptop has two USB 2.0 ports and one USB 3.0 port. The ports all work fine except one which when anything is plugged on it, no 'Device attached' ...
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Booting from USB in win 10- What are the factors involved?

I got an Asus laptop recently, and it cannot boot properly from USB at all. Ubuntu, Clonezilla and Minitool Partition Wizard all crashed while booting. Curiously, they all crashed DURING boot, as in ...
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Linux: WD USB not seen via df command from cli - also not automount (only from graphical itf)

Situation: on linux (Mint): new external WD usb disk (after plug-in autodetected, accesible via /media/user, also visible via df cmd) formated to the ext4 (I know, my stupid step :( - but I had a ...
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USB 3.1 - Type-C Host to Host

I recently built a desktop with an MSI M7 Gaming Motherboard, and also bought a Razer Blade Stealth. Both of these have USB 3.1 Gen 2 over Type-C connectors. Is it possible to use a standard USB-C ...
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Can I boot an Acer Power S260 from a USB flash drive?

I have an Acer Power S260 which I am trying to boot from a USB flash drive to install a Linux variant. There are options in the BIOS for booting from USB-FDD, USB-ZIP, and USB-CDROM, but not from ...
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Does “USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller” mean my computer is USB3 compatible?

Using a tool to display my computers hardware properties, I can see that my computer has a "USB xHCI Compliant Host Controller". Does this automatically mean, it is USB 3.0? Or could this also apply ...
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USB pen drive suddenly became read-only

Kingston DTSE9 16 Gb USB pen drive (genuine one) suddenly becomes read-only. It has been used in a car, permanently plugged in into the USB socket as music collection for approx 6 months. It was ...
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mobile getting charge by only laptop usb port and not charging using any ac charger [on hold]

strong texthi guys i am new here my mobile is android mobile i by mistake put in mirco usb charging port cables opposite and from that time mobile stop charging by ac charger i try a lot of different ...
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Should I be concerned about latency with a Keyboard and USB Sound card connected to a USB 2.0 Hub?

Should I be concerned about latency with a Keyboard and USB Sound card connected to a USB 2.0 Hub? The Keyboard is a Corsair K65 mechanical one, and the USB Sound Card is a generic one...
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What do I need to boot Windows 10 from a usb drive on grub2?

I am trying to install Windows 10 on my Dell XPS 13. I installed the ubuntu 16 I have running now from a bootable usb, but I have not succeeded with windows 10. I got the .iso from microsoft: ...
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Is it possible to write data to hard disk or any memory at 1Gbps ? if not why and how can we achieve that

If I am getting a data at 1Gbps from any sensor or any hardware. how can I write it to memory with same speed ? I am not bothering about data I want writing speed should match with my receiving speed. ...
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Kali - Live Session has no Install Kali application

Good day all When attempting to install Kali to my HDD, Kali ofcourse being on my USB drive: I ran into 2 problems. Source of ISO : Kali Official Site v2016.1 //reason for point 2 1. From Kali ...
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Asus netbook (Windows 10) *will not* boot from USB drive

I am trying to install Linux on my Asus X205T netbook from a USB drive. Recently I used the same drive to install Ubuntu on a relative's laptop. I formatted the USB drive on my Macbook Pro using ...
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I need to attach two different USB cables together.how can I? [closed]

I have a USB cable with wires that have these colors: white red yellow green I need to attach it to a USB cable with these colors: blue light brown green white What is the combination?
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USB HUBs bandwidth sharing control

I have a USB 2.0 hub with 4 ports, I've to connect 2 USB cameras and a Arduino board for a project. My question is how to control the bandwidth of each port on the USB hub programmatically or some ...
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Logitech Dual Action not detected as input device in Linux

For some reason, my gamepad stopped working. It's detected when I plug it into the USB port, but it's not recognized as an input device. dmesg [ 917.280315] usb 1-3: new low-speed USB device ...
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Are usb ports from old laptops reusable for other laptops? [on hold]

My old laptop Acer Aspire 5000 is dead. Its usb ports on the motherboard are still good. See pictures below. My another laptop Thinkpad T400 happens to have the inside middle black "separator" in ...
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What is the interface of this DVD/CD re-writable drive?

I have removed a DVD/CD re-writable drive from Acer Aspire 5000 laptop. I want to make it an external one by connecting to Sabrent USB 3.0 TO SATA/IDE 2.5/3.5/5.25-INCH Hard Drive Converter. But the ...
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Is it possible to make a usb that is bootable on both uefi and bios? [duplicate]

I have a grub4dos multiboot usb drive that contains some tools for computer checking. However, it only works on legacy boot. If you want to boot up from the drive, you need to change the bios to ...
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My USB mouses aren't working on my windows XP. Do I need to use a PS/2 interface mouse?

So i found this old windows XP, and i plugged in the mouse got it started up, but the cursor on the screen wouldn't move. i tried many mouses and every port on the tower. One mouse glowed red, meaning ...
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USB Issues - Mobo or jack/cable?

On a machine I built I'm getting some odd behavior on the case USB jacks. I hook up a wireless keyboard and mouse and every now-and-then (every 3 min or so usually) the keyboard will type extra ...
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USB-Passthrough with License-Dongle on VMWare Workstation not working

Problem: I received a USB-Dongle for licensing a software product. My goal is to use the software in my virtual machine on VMWare Workstation. (Because i need to access the API of the software in my ...
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CentOS Switching off USB Ports when installing on Linux

I have a PC that I want to install CentOS on. It currently has Ubuntu running on it. When I boot from the CentOS Installation Drive (USB) the keyboard and mouse turn off, thus I cannot continue the ...
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SSD HD works for 10 seconds and shuts down

I used Samsung MZ7LN256HCHP SSD Hard-Drive for quite a while. Yesterday it broke. It didn't turned on the operation system (windows 10) and just stuck on loading. On rare cases it did turned it on, ...
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Hybrid laptop - external USB HDD

I have a laptop with an SDD and with a free HDD slot. I also regularly use a desktop computer with its own HDD. However I have maybe an strange setup where to fully use this 2 computers an external ...
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LXC: run command when USB device is connected

How can I execute a command in an LXC system container whenever a specific USB device is connected? Ordinarily, I'd use udev (cf. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5), but as far as I can tell, udev cannot be used inside a ...
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How to make it difficult to copy content of a USB drive? [duplicate]

I have a video file in my USB drive. I am going to give it to many people. I do not want anyone of them to copy the content. I am searching a way to make the file I searched in Google. I came to know ...
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Windows 7 not receiving input from Logitech G105 keyboard & Logitech B100 mouse, Ubuntu handles it fine

I have used this keyboard/mouse combo for years with no issues. I unplugged both to use elsewhere for a few days. The computer remained on for the entire duration that they were disconnected, sitting ...
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Can't open USB floppy drive

I have bought USB Floppy Drive but unable to use it. Windows says The reason why I think it may be programmatic reason, is that antivirus can test this disk and report number of files tested. ...
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Install android on windows 8 tablet [migrated]

I have a Windows 8 tablet (an Asus VivoTab) and I want to dual boot it with android but I am having a rough time figuring out how to flash the android iso to tablet. It has no cd, usb or microSD port. ...
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Seagate STSHX-M401TCB(M) SATA interface

I'd wish to upgrade my laptop's internal drive, and put the original one in an external enclosure to use it via USB. I could buy an 2.5" HDD and a 2.5" tray separately to accomplish this. However, ...
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fix hopefully not dead read ony usb [duplicate]

Recently, I got a replacement hard drive, and with it came a 10GB boot USB: (on the side it says PA5080L-MHAN) I thaught AWESOME! 16 GB! but as I suspected, it was read only. bummer. So I ...
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Windows to Windows USB network/file share?

I have a Windows 10 PC and a Windows 10 Tablet with micro USB port. I want to know if it is possible to use a USB cable to share files between them. I currently use my Wi-Fi and Windows File Sharing, ...
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How to find the faulty part and resolve the “unknown usb device” error in windows 10?

I've got a new PC. I installed Windows 10 and Ubuntu on it. Now in windows 10, when I log in I get the error message saying: Unknown USB device (Configuration Descriptor Failed) Looking in the ...
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Serial to USB adapter for thermal receipt printer PC won't recognize device

I have a WASP RP-300 Thermal Receipt Printer and purchased a Serial to USB adapter for a Windows 7 PC. It only appears to register the adapter and when it installed it stated, "Your Device is Ready to ...
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Solaris T5120 Unable to boot from USB

Boot Media Creation I created a USB boot media on my OS X El Capitan using the following command dd if=sol-11_3-text-sparc.usb of=/dev/disk3 then i waited and made sure it finished successfully ...
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Would adding a PCI expansion card fix “not enough USB controller resources”?

I am having the rather annoying problem of whenever I add any new USB device to my computer I get an error that says "Not enough USB controller resources" and the device never initializes. I have ...
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How can I access my USB drive from 2nd router?

I have a router connected to internet and a USB drive attached to it with movies. I also have a 2nd router outside my home attached by UTP directly to the 1st router. I want to connect to my 2nd ...
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USB Camera Powered After Shutdown in Windows 7 Only

I have a dual boot Win 7/10 Shuttle XPC system, with a Point Grey USB Camera. When I shut down from Win10 the camera powers off. When I shut down from Win7 it remains on. I would like it to lose ...
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How do I install windows to a Hard Drive connected to a USB port?

I am migrating to a new Hard drive, and windows needs to be installed onto it, the only problem is I do not have another SATA Cable connector on my desktop, and windows won't support installing via ...
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External USB drive shows up as unformatted in Windows, but mounts OK on Mac [duplicate]

A friend gave me a Seagate Freeagent external USB drive, formatted as NTFS, to try to recover data from it. When I plug it into a Windows 7 machine, the computer detects it, but it prompts me to ...
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How to use your USB External drive as primary drive?

I would like to use my main Internal drive to install software's but use my external USB drive to saves my files. Sound simple but I want it to be done automatically, like exchanging My Documents, ...