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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
1answer
22 views

Is there any difference between USB-C and USB 3.1

I have been hearing a bit about this new USB-C standard, but is it the same as USB 3.1?
1
vote
0answers
15 views

USB Dongle causes static RF interference noise when listening to headphone

There is a strange issue on my Dell Inspiron laptop. When I access the internet through a connected USB dongle, I hear static noise in my headphones (RF kind of noise that usually comes when you bring ...
2
votes
0answers
24 views

Some USB devices are disabled after rebooting into Windows 7 from Ubuntu (Error code 43)

I have dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm facing a strange problem. Every time when I boot into Ubuntu and then come back to Windows, both my Saitek devices (X52 PRO joystick and Rudder ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

USB Connected Devices Become Unresponsive when iPod is Plugged in

This problem began after I updated my iPod touch 5th generation to the newest apple software update (iOS 8.3). Whenever I connect my iPod to my computer via the USB cable, I get a windows alert that ...
1
vote
1answer
28 views

Windows 8, USB Ports Malfunctioning

Today I started getting the "The last USB device you connected to this computer malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it" message. People have reported this happening to pen drives when first ...
1
vote
1answer
33 views

Placing my hand on laptop reduces buzz noise from USB headset mic. Is it safe?

I am using a laptop that I believe is having the ground loop issue. It zaps me if I touch the metallic frame when I stand on my ceramic floor. I have a USB headset and the microphone picks up the ...
-2
votes
1answer
25 views

How can I copy protect an executable file on a USB flash drive? [duplicate]

So I went through coding a python application, which I will put on a flash drive (maybe a few of them) and give it to a person, I'll probably use py2exe to convert it to an executable file as a way to ...
0
votes
0answers
27 views

My analog speakers are picking up radio [duplicate]

This has been happening for a while, and it's starting to drive me up the wall. It is very quiet, but can still be heard. Is it possible the speakers are picking up radio, because they are older ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

Repurposing a Capacitive Touch Screen from a used Laptop [on hold]

I have the LCD screen and its associated capacitive touch screen digitizer and control board from an ASUS N550JV laptop computer. I purchased a controller board for the LCD so I could use it as an ...
1
vote
1answer
21 views

Bottleneck when running Linux from USB

I have a NAS device with two 3.5 HDD disks and an internal 500mb flash drive for the bootloader. As the NAS is in the same room as I sleep and to avoid wear on the disks, I dont want to have the ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

Ping goes up and internet gets slow when ever something is plugged into my laptop's USB 3.0 port

I have a Asus x53sv-rh71 running Window 7 64 bit. For some reason my ping goes up 500 and my internet gets all spotty when ever something is plugged into my laptop's USB 3.0 port. The wifi connection ...
0
votes
1answer
42 views

Can I make my USB flash drive traceable?

I'd like to be able to track my USB flash drive in the event of it being lost. For example if I lost it it would alert me immediately when it s plugged into a device that has an internet connection. ...
1
vote
1answer
21 views

Would a USB splitter work on a KVM?

I have a USB KVM switch. I also have a Roccat mouse and keyboard. However, these don't work with the KVM very well. If they're plugged into the keyboard & mouse ports, the extra features of the ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

How to write protect an usb stick [on hold]

I want to write protect an usb stick by using a command script, after selecting it. So something with list disk and choice. So that I only have to execute the script and it will let me choose which ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Repair write protected pendrive, that is to format it and reuse it? [duplicate]

When I try to repair my pen drive using "DISKPART"- disk partitioning, that gave an error below : DiskPart has encountered an error: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device ...
3
votes
2answers
34 views

BIOS only allows UEFI No Legacy Option

Laptop: Lenova Yoga 2.11 I am running Windows 10 Build 10041. I have bought a new copy of Win 8.1, which I want to clean instal. However, my BIOS has no option to change from UEFI to Legacy so that I ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

What would cause a USB drive to crash an app on copy [on hold]

I'm working on a kiosk application, and a copy to a USB drive crashed the app. I am trying to recreate the circumstances, and have forced turning on the dirty bit in the FAT of my USB drive. I was ...
0
votes
0answers
16 views

Win7 scan fix dialog not showing

Very strange question, since everyone else seems to want to know how to turn this off. But I'm developing functionality for a kiosk application on Windows 7 using C++, and we had a customer trying it ...
0
votes
3answers
35 views

How to boot Linux on a Mac with USB?

Although this question is even asked here before, the replies are outdated. My Mac HD failed, an the machine does not boot anymore, but I absolutely need to recover the data in it. So I thought of ...
0
votes
1answer
28 views

Install UBUNTU from usb to usb without touching laptops HDD

I have one USB drive with installed ubuntu 14.04LTS Bootable. I then have another usb stick ( 32GB high speed ) and I want to install ubuntu on that one so I can use it as a normal installation. (I ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

“Blacklist” certain devices so Windows doesn't download new drivers/ change windows driver update registry

Main Question: Is there a way to prevent Windows 7 from searching for drivers for a device with a particular (known) vendor and product ID? Secondary Question: If the answer to the above question is ...
-2
votes
0answers
17 views

Does MSI Gt60 has a USB 3 port? And if yes where is it? [duplicate]

I own a MSI GT60 laptop and I want to know if it has a USB 3 port. Are all of the USB ports USB 3, or if only some are which ones? I want to buy hyper x cloud 2, is it compatible with the MSI GT60?
2
votes
0answers
42 views

Prevent searching for drivers when there is already one installed

Is there a way to, on Windows 7, prevent Windows for checking for updated drivers every time a device is plugged into the same USB port? I know I can set it so that it doesn't check at all, but I'm ...
-1
votes
2answers
57 views

USB Device Not Recognized -warning on Unknown Device

Do I have a virus or what is this bug about? What part of my computer is failing? I have been getting this warning every now and then since a month or so: And when I click it, it shows me: I ...
1
vote
0answers
20 views

USB thumbdrive reported speed difference between NTFS and FAT32

I found this rather strange. I have a USB 3.0 thumdrive (ADATA UV128/16GB), which when formatted as NTFS, seems to report a much higher writing speed than when formatted as FAT32. For example, I ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Charging in USB-2 power delivery mode via a USB 3 port

My computer has a USB 3 port. My Android phone has a USB 2 micro-usb port. It is capable of charging at greater than the 500mA which can be provided by USB 2 data mode by using Power Delivery mode. ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

Audio player corrupts USB stick: workaround?

Consumer radios, CD players, and car stereos often have a USB port, to play mp3's from a FAT32-formatted USB stick. However, some models don't just read files, they also corrupt files. How can such ...
0
votes
1answer
12 views

Automatically unlock LUKS partition using a key on an USB drive on Debian Jessie

I am trying to have the encrypted root partition be unlocked on boot automatically using a connected USB drive on a fresh installation of Debian Jessie (no non-systemd upgrade). After following a ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Lenovo Thinkpad T400 not getting past boot screen

so as the title suggests I have got a Lenovo T400 from a friend who wants me to fix it for them. It does not get past the splash screen and whenever I leave it on for about 5 seconds or so it just ...
-2
votes
0answers
33 views

Shouldn't my USB2 Micro B charger fit my USB3 phone? [closed]

I recently bought a new Samsumg galaxy S5 which has a USB3 port on it. The charger that came with it looks just like a USB2 Micro B plug and works fine. However, my old chargers which are USB2.0 ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

How do I prevent removing a USB drive from waking my computer?

When I put my Windows 8.1 machine to sleep and then remove a USB drive, it wakes up. This is very annoying. Is there anyway to disable it? C:\Users\TallGuy>powercfg /lastwake Wake History Count - ...
2
votes
1answer
31 views

USB Drive missing space, no unallocated space found in Device Manager

I followed the link below to try and fix this issue but unfortuantly DiskPart, GParted or any other method has been unsuccessful. It's a 32GB flash drive and I'm seeing 1.8GB. Any ways of totally ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

How To Make A Plug And Play Cable For Xbox 360 Controller [on hold]

OK, to make a long story short, I have an Xbox 360 controller that is disconnecting from the console every 2 seconds and I can't fix it. Right now it is taken apart. I have tried to use the pin-out ...
2
votes
1answer
24 views

can i connect my usb powered speakers to my phone charger? [duplicate]

I have got a 2.0 USB powered speakers which are supposed to be connected to the PC USB port. But that port creates noise in the speakers and is not very convenient. I have a phone charger of output dc ...
0
votes
1answer
26 views

Hardware issues running Linux from USB [closed]

I'm aware there are potential drawbacks when running Linux off a USB drive such as SATA bus/USB speed differences and the finite lifespan of flash drives, but all this aside, are there any potential ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

USB device not detected in Ubuntu 12.10

I have Ubuntu12.10 installed. But none of my USB ports detects any USB device. But the same USB is detected in Windows OS . How to detect USB device in my Ubuntu system ? Output of lspci : 00:00.0 ...
1
vote
2answers
29 views

How does BIOS read from flash storage without installing driver first?

Whenever we plug in a new thumb drive, we get a pop-up saying Installing Device Driver and then after sometime the autorun dialog pops-up. So when installing another OS from bootable flash drive - ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Cubase causing USB ports to freeze

When opening projects in Cubase, my computer often 'freezes'. Symptoms: USB-powered devices become unusable. Audio Interface (USB) receives power but can not play any audio. External Hard Drive ...
1
vote
0answers
12 views

vmware changes usb data structure

I have vmware on my Windows 7 and I connected my usb device to my virtual machine (win 7) but some functions of my usb device don't work correctly on vm so I analyzed my usb output data using Putty ...
1
vote
0answers
17 views

Can't get computer to recognize any USB devices except for mouse

I get the "USB Device not recognized" error with my wireless network adaptor and any USB thumbdrive, same as this person here described: How do I resolve the error message "USB Device Not ...
1
vote
4answers
60 views

What are com ports and why does a PC need them?

As per the title, I'd like to know the purpose of the com ports, since computers have physical USB ports as well. I've searched the web but without any convincing answer.
13
votes
2answers
1k views

Can a USB flash drive be used reliably as a (manual) backup drive?

I am considering using several large USB drives as my backup media, with redundancy for important files. I am curious if this is a viable alternative to an external HDD. Everything I've been able to ...
0
votes
0answers
20 views

3 external HDDs not recognized by 2 different computers?

Not sure how to approach this problem. We have 3 external HDDs: 2TB Fantom, 2TB and 4TB G-Drives. Manual backups, no automated/software. We each use 1 and use the 4TB for a duplicate backup of both ...
0
votes
1answer
16 views

Nexus 10 isn't showing up under Computer -> Devices and Removable Storage - [Solved] new USB to micro USB cable only charges, but no data transfer

Recently, my Nexus 10 isn't showing up under Computer -> Devices and Removable Storage when I plug it into my computer with a USB to micro USB cable.
0
votes
1answer
55 views

How to uninstall a Windows Update that seems invisible after installation

I learned the hard way that installing the "Synaptics driver update for Synaptics Composite USB HID Device" on Windows 7 x64 kills the trackpoint and touchpad of my Lenovo USB SK-8835 USB keyboard. ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

How to mount a Virtual USB drive to a Virtual Machine?

I have created a Virtual USB drive using IMDISK referring to "Is there software to fully emulate a USB hard drive?". Is it possible to connect it in a Virtual Machine? I have tried but there is no ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

How to get RUFUSLDR to load from Grub2 on USB

Well last week i came across a few issues with my old Acer One notebook and so i would like to install Windows XP on it. Current Tools and Software at my disposal are: 64Gb PNY USB Flash Drive Kali ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

Persistent USB Kali Linux Standart User

Is there a way to add standart users in Kali USB? I'm getting this in the console: useradd: existing lock file /etc/passwd.lock without a PID useradd: cannot lock /etc/passwd; try again ...
1
vote
2answers
27 views

How to get Toshiba A105-S4344 to boot to USB?

I am fixing up an old computer and have everything ready and just need to install my OS of choice (Kubuntu) on it. Unfortunately when I insert the USB and turn it on it does not start from the USB. ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Share 1 hdd to PC and PS3

I have HDD connected to PS3 via USB. Is there any device to allow connecting this HDD to computer also? My goal is to have this HDD connected to both PS3 and PC and then on PC there supposed to be ...