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How can I erase a 250gb external usb drive with linux partedmagic boot cd

I run a dual boot of windows 7 and xp on Dell Optiplex 280 with a Pentium 4 mobo, a CPU of 3 Ghz and 2GB ram. My question is "How do I use the ERASER TOOL in Linux Partedmagic Boot Cd to completely ...
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USB 2.0 not working when VT-x is enabled

The problem I have is that when I enable Intel Virtualization Technology (or VT-x) in my bios, it makes my USB 2.0 ports not-working. The USB 3 ports, on the other hand, are working. This is ...
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How to find absolute path of USB drive

I have a computer running Windows 8.1, and I have a USB drive with RocketDock installed. My problem is that sometimes Windows changes my drive letter and all the links on the dock screw up. I ...
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In Windows Server 2008 R2, I want to restrict users for deleting the files

I want to restrict users to not to delete the files on the server. Also want to block USB of all users. Problem I am facing is when I remove delete tick it does not allow users to access the files ...
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Making backups of 10 hard drives. Should I just make disk images?

I am going to be making backups of about 10 hard drives, around 4 TB of data. I will be using a USB to SATA adapter and then be transferring the data to a 4tb external USB drive. I will most likely be ...
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Old DotMatrix Printer(parallel port) to USB

I have this printer. It has a 25 pin parallel port. To make it work with my pc,I purchased a Parallel to USB adapter. But nothing seems to work(the printer doesnt get detected) I have tried setting ...
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Is it safe to power a 140mA laptop cooler pad off a USB 3.0 port?

I have acquired a laptop cooler pad that connects to a USB port for power. The problem is it draws 140mA. That's more than a dumb device is allowed to draw off USB 2.0 (max is 100mA unless the device ...
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diagnosing spurious hard-drive spin-down

I've got an external USB drive that is being used for backup purposes. Occasionally it will spuriously spin-down and Mac OS X will complain that the disk wasn't ejected properly. One reason I have ...
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Slow SSD to SSD Transfer Speed

My laptop uses a Samsung SSD. A few weeks ago I wanted to transfer a 6.22 GB folder from my internal SSD to an external SSD I own, also from Samsung. I keep the external SSD in a USB 3.0 enclosure, ...
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Are extra USB drivers ever removed from the system? (Windows 7)

On Windows 7 systems, whenever you plug in a new USB peripheral (mouse, keyboard etc.) the message always pops up that a new device has been detected, followed by one stating that drivers are being ...
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My USB has my stuff in it but it says it's empty [duplicate]

Yesterday my USB was working 100% fine before I went to college yesterday. I added some new files to it, took it to school, plugged it into my teacher's computer, and nothing shows up. It says it's ...
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Intel Edison: USB Webcam and OpenCV

I am trying to connect a USB webcam to the Edison development board (the one that has arduino). However, when I plug it into the USB port the cam doesn't even light up? Where is the webcam suppose to ...
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DD-WRT Android USB Tether

I have an older WNDR4500 router that has BS DD-WRT v24-sp2 (12/22/14) - build 25697 installed. The router has 2 USB ports, and I was wondering if I could USB tether with my Android phone to the ...
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Is it possible to use an internet passthrough from OSX to an Android phone for development purposes?

I have a locally hosted website in nginx, and I'd like to be able to access that website from a smartphone or other external device for testing purposes. I tried internet connection sharing with no ...
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What connectors do USB 3.0 devices use?

This USB 3.0 HDD case has something that looks like a USB A receptacle requiring an A-A cable, something quite unusual. The only alternative that Amazon.de is offering, has the 10-pin USB 3.0 ...
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What determines response time of hyperlinks - conventional install, @USB and 'portableapp.com' versus NETWORK/ISP response time?

Trying '@USB' and 'portableapps.com' installation of browsers - Chrome, Firefox, Opera and I am getting some inconsistent, irregular response times, or apparent response times for these browsers ...
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Can't boot off of USB after installing FreeBSD

So I recently installed FreeBSD on my desktop computer. It was very complicated, so I decided to switch to Debian. I tried to write Debian's boot.img file to a USB using the official Debian help page ...
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Windows 8.1 shut down after I plugged my S5 into a usb hub now mouse and wifi won't work

So I have a desktop and I was plugging in my phone to move some albums over. Forgot I was plugging it into my usb hub which is notorious for being touchy. And as soon as the metal from the charger ...
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usb dongle to send keystrokes over bluetooth [on hold]

I am looking for a usb dongle which is capable of acting as a usb keyboard but gets its input from an application on a smartphone and then relays it to a computer running Windows, OSX or Linux. ...
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Windows XP can not run without the USB disc

Today I reinstalled Windows XP with CD (SP3 +), and I set the drivers from USB key standardly. But when I unplug the USB key, and restart the computer or turn it on, and when starting load system, ...
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Why do some Micro-USB plugs have these two slits/springs on one side and some don't?

Just so you understand what i'm talking about, here is a regular plug without those "slits" (I don't know what to call them): And here is a plug with them: I only noticed this diefference ...
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windows recovery disk image; on OSX

Found many variations on this question, but not the answer for exactly this. Maybe my google-fu sucks, but: I have a Windows 8 USB recovery disk, created on a Windows 8.1 machine. I also have a Mac ...
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Trying to boot Kali Linux from Flash Drive on a Windows 8, just boots Windows 8 instead

It took a lot of headache to get to the point where I actually had Kali installed to my PNY flash drive (using Universal USB Installer), but when I finally reached the moment of truth and tried to ...
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USB flash drive: OSX and Windows 7 doesn't recognize

I bought some EMTEC Color mix USB2.0 C410 16GB USB Flash drives. When I try to insert into my USB port, on Windows 7, the OS starts to try to mount in a way that the system became slow (sometimes ...
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Disable automatically opening flash drive

Whenever I insert a flash drive in Windows XP, it opens up the flash drive's folder and shows its contents, how can I disable this? I do not want it opening up the contents every time I plug it in. ...
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Why 'Net::Address::IP::Local'->public do not return IP address [closed]

I am perl beginner and under a situation where i have a dongle (USB internet key). When USB is connected and i do : $address='Net::Address::IP::Local'->public ; then it works fine and return an ...
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Lost USB to email push notification

My little brother often losses his USB keys. Is there a way/program/batch file that can push notifications to my email containing the host's information?
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Does a micro-USB Bluetooth v4 dongle exist?

I'm looking for a micro-USB Bluetooth dongle for my tablet. Do they exist? For clarification, since my search terms keep just turning up the first image, I want one of these: But instead with a ...
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Bitlocker on USB Sticks - Compatability on other machines

If I have a group policy on my laptop, which requires users to use Bitlocker on the USB stick will I be able to see the contents of that USB stick, but not be able to open the files (mcuh like an ...
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VirtualBox USB Support, USB Drive is NOT working, detected or recognized

I'm using latest stable version of Oracle VM VirtualBox with VirtualBox Oracle VM VirtualBox Extension Pack on CentOS Linux release 7.0.1406 (Core) (Linux 3.10.0). My Virtual Machine's Operating ...
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Does charging a Li-ion battery smart phone through a computer's USB port put additional strain on the battery vs a wall charger?

I was curious about this. I read that you should generally avoid completely discharging and then full charging your Li-ion battery because this can strain the battery (though some suggested doing this ...
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Recovering BUFFALO 3TB USB drive

I went into a problem mounting a Buffalo 3TB external drive in Linux, formatted as EXT4. It failed to mount after I reboot on my Desktop PC running MINT on Dell Inspiron. Any help or pointers to much ...
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Ubuntu install hangs after creating partitions

I've been trying to install Ubuntu for quite some time now with no success. I was trying for a while with an older version, but now I'm trying with 14.04. I've tried to boot from a CD, but that ...
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USB 3 Hard disk interferes with Wireless KB/M

I have a DELL Inspiron 17R SE laptop, which I use with a Microsoft wireless desktop set. On occasion I connect a WD 2TB Elements external hard disk When I do that, I notice the sometimes the mouse ...
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How can I change “Mount Point” that has been changed to normal?

Previously I have been trying to install Kali Linux on my USB drive. Now here is the problem, I used the command sudo dd if=kali.dmg of=/dev/rdisk1 bs=512k I think it changed or replaced my OS X ...
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7.1 surround sound USB headset with generic onboard sound card, do I get 7.1?

So simple(ish) question, I have a laptop with a generic onboard soundcard (listed as VIA HD Audio) and I have a 7.1 surround sound usb headset. My understanding was the soundcard had to output all ...
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Connecting a QR reader to Linux

I am trying to connect a QR Code reader via USB to my linux (Debian 5) running in a VM. Here are the tailored outputs of various commands: dmesg $ dmesg [ 1141.368166] usb 1-2.1: new full speed USB ...
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How do I amplify, if possible, a digital USB signal from a sound board to Logic Pro, all via USB?

In our church, we have an Alesis digital board which sends all channels to an external recording media. The board output we use is USB, and the receiving media is Logic Pro on a Macbook Air. We ...
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Have 9ZQ2P6 500 2TB Couple issues to address

Drive is permanently connect to computer via USB port. When the computer is turned on or restarted (mostly runs 24/7) The Seagate drive does not "wake up" (small LED does not light). I have to puwer ...
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Determine number of USB controllers on a PC

I need to determine how many individual USB 3 controllers/buses are on a PC. The PC in question is a Gigabyte Brix GB-BXi7H-5500. I plan to use this with a Microsoft Kinect v2 sensor, which is a USB ...
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How to create a WIndows bootable USB from ISO on Linux Mint Rebecca

Searched, all the results that came up were opposite of what I wanted. I downloaded a Windows 7 (64-bit Home Premium) ISO from digitalrivercontent.net, I have a windows key. How do I burn the ISO to ...
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How do I enable UHCI USB support in Windows 7?

I've got a USB Fight Stick controller (Madcatz SFIV TE) that only supports the UHCI USB standard. I've done some research online that led me to find out that USB 3 ports support this standard, but in ...
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USB Printer Lost Connected To USB Docking Station

I have a new Windows 8.1 laptop connected to a USB docking station. Also connected to this docking station is an HP printer. This happens even if I don't disconnect the laptop from the docking ...
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Is it possible to print from an Android device (Samsung Galaxy Tab 3) via mini-USB to USB adapter? [migrated]

I know you can hook up your printer to the wireless router and connect and print from the Android device via HP ePrint software. But is there a way to simply connect a device directly to the printer ...
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Any kind of Usb mouse does not work on my laptop

I have a usb mouse and it does not work on my laptop, Actually, it stop working suddenly. I do not remember what was happen the mouse is stopped working. I try different mouse (wired/wireless) nothing ...
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Boot from USB not working - Acer Aspire E1-522

I've been trying to boot a Windows 7 (yup) USB in this laptop, but neither using UEFI nor Legacy boot would work. In UEFI, always boot the HD even if it's last in priority list. In Legacy boot, ...
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Dell latitude d600 USB ports

I did use a communication cable which shorted out my DELL Latitude D600 usb ports. at the time I have plugged that cable the screen went black. I did restart the computer but not one of the USB ports ...
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Is it possible to use HTTP between a web server running on a macbook and an iPhone using only the USB cable (no WiFi)?

I am going to be flying a lot next week and I want to continue developing my application. It's a server-backed API hosted on rails. I'd like to use my macbook to host the rails, ruby, db environment ...
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USB 3.0 linux live boot issues

I have a problem with booting any live linux distribution from USB flash drive 3.0 (Kingston DataTraveler 100 G3 16 GB). When I do the same with USB flash 2.0 (Philips) => create bootable usb (using ...
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Usb not reciving power when switching OS to win7

I have two OS installed on my computer, ubuntu 14.04 and windows 7. I change which OS to boot in the bios. If I lets say use Linux and then restart the computer and choose to boot windows the OS loads ...