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59 views

Will corrupted data always show up as corrupted?

I have the important data from my computer backed up on a USB flash drive. I know I probably should have backed it up to DVDs or something as well, but unfortunately, I did not. My computer was having ...
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The USB hub damage ed both my desktop and laptop

I had a powered USB hub which I was using it before without any problem, but it was stored for a while and not being used. I connected it to my Acer Aspaier X3910 desktop last night,and the PC stopped ...
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1answer
39 views

Mini-book refuses to boot from usb ( LT41P )

I have this mini laptop, a Gateway LT41P. For whatever reason, This laptop refuses to boot from usb. I've created several working usb boot sticks, and have used it to install various OS ...
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1answer
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USB driver problems (Windows 8.1)

Every time I turn on my laptop the USB ports don't work and the drivers have an error. In order to fix this I'm forced to start the Device Manager, uninstall all the USB drivers, open the Control ...
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0answers
19 views

Laptop harddrive sata connection seems to be broken

About a week ago, I dropped my laptop. It seemed fine at first, but crashed the next day, twice the day after, and wouldn't boot after the third crash. I replaced the hard disk drive in the laptop ...
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1answer
28 views

Difference beteen using an external Hard Drive Disk Docking Station vs USB to SATA cable

I have a SATA hard disk that I want to connect to my laptop externally. Seems like I have two options. One is to buy a docking station and the other is to buy a cable only. What I would like to know ...
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1answer
41 views

USB Keyboard Keys stop working, selectivley?

I use an I-Concepts floppy keyboard via USB on my Toshiba laptop (Satellite C55-A; win 8.0). Up until about 30 minutes ago, it worked fine. Then I walked away and came back to it, it and there are ...
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2answers
289 views

2 different laptops, 1 home office setup [closed]

My fiancée and I used to have the same HP laptop and shared a single docking station in our home office to connect to a HDMI monitor, keyboard and mouse. I have recently upgraded to a Lenovo X1 Carbon ...
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1answer
258 views

USB doesn't work but drivers and device manager seems ok

I have Asus laptop N76V series with Windows 8.1. When it was given to me at work, it had 3 devices with yellow bangs in Device Manager (Error code 32): USB Controller, Intel(R) 7 Series/C216 Chipset ...
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0answers
70 views

Short Circuiting USB Device gives spark

I have a bluetooth adaptor that is not working very well. This is because its range is about 30cm, as the antenna is broken (I have checked with my phone and the bluetooth speaker). As I have had it ...
0
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1answer
25 views

USB Host controller not working

My usb ports were acting very weird and I found some guides on internet, so obviously I followed the guides. I've found 5 guides telling me to uninstall the host controllers, then the host ...
0
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1answer
60 views

Laptop usb not working?

I think there is something wrong with my laptop usb ports, but I am not 100% sure. I have tried to connect multiple mouses to my laptop but they are working like 50/50. Sometimes it works, and ...
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3answers
94 views

Anything such as a usb laptop charger?

I am looking for a laptop charger that requires no power outlet but instead utilizes a usb port of another computer to charge my laptop. That is, I am seeking a usb-to-laptop port charger, NOT power ...
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0answers
32 views

Run programs installed on a drive removed from a pc which is currently connected via usb

I had my windows 7 64bit laptop die of a hardware failure in the graphics card, leaving my ssd untouched. So while I am waiting for it to be fixed I removed the ssd and am connecting it to another ...
0
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1answer
91 views

USB device (Mouse receiver) not recognised

I have a Logitech MX 1100 wireless mouse. The receiver suddenly stopped working. It was working just fine when I turned off the computer last night. On turning it on again approximately 14 hours ...
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3answers
2k views

charging a phone via a laptop which is also being charged

Suppose my laptop and my smartphone are both at low battery level and I want to charge up both. I start charging my laptop, and I also connect the phone to the laptop using the usb cable. Is this ...
0
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2answers
82 views

going back and forth between a laptop and a desktop seamlessly on windows 8/7

I want to be able to use a desktop and a laptop and share applications and files. What I was thinking of was an external enclosure (usb 3.0) with a SSD drive on which i install the operating system ...
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1answer
693 views

All usb ports broken on laptop, no bluetooth what to do?

All the usb ports(2) on an emachines G630 laptop are broken. It has no bluetooth and no expansion slots. Is there a way to still connect an external keyboard & mouse? I am not talking not ...
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2answers
326 views

can an android device plugged into my windows 7 laptop steal my data or plant spyware?

Can an android device (smart phone/tablet) plugged into my laptop's usb3 port (ostensibly for charging) actually steal my data, copy files/passwords from browser/email addresses etc. and or plant a ...
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2answers
216 views

Interconnection of a Midi music keyboard from its DIN5 socket to USB input on my Laptop

I have an old Evolution Mk149 music keyboard which has a DIN 5 connector at the keyboard and a 15 pin 'D'connector at the other end. On my new laptop computer there are no compatable connections. ...
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2answers
264 views

Kingston USB files keep disappearing

Ive been reorganising my files on my Kingston USB and the files keep disappearing before my eyes, I have checked the recycle bin and there is no sign of them there, Ive checked the Cdrive on my ...
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3answers
567 views

Do all USB ports provide the same amount of power?

I have a laptop with 4 USB ports. Do laptops' ports have the same amount of power? Or they are just sharing certain amounts of wattage (all 4 ports), which could mean, its not good to have it all (4 ...
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3answers
3k views

USB port not working when I start my laptop

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 n5050 laptop, 1.5 years old, with Windows 8 Pro installed on it. Recently I have been having some problems with the USB ports. When I start my computer and insert any USB ...
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1answer
765 views

Access Internet on android phone by connecting it to laptop?

My latop is connected to a wired modem for internet. I want to access internet on my android phone. Can i do it by connecting my Android to laptop via usb cable and then enabling tethering. Edit: ...
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3answers
2k views

Is USB wireless adaptor supposed to work better than internal wireless adpater is?

I purchased a USB wireless adaptor: EDIMAX EW-7811Un Wireless Nano Adapter . For the first time use, it only detects the router in the same apartment. My internal wireless adaptor (in Lenovo T400) ...
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2answers
141 views

Using usb as power slot

I recently bought a 3tb Seagate Expansion external hard drive. I didn't know that it requires external power supply. I am worried about the fact that the hdd will get damaged if suddenly power goes ...
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2answers
2k views

Closing laptop lid and using external display causes mouse to move on it's own

I plugged my ASUS Taichi Laptop into an external monitor via the VGA Adapter that it comes with. It was working fine, but then I configured a power option so I could shut the lid without it going to ...
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1answer
2k views

Can not turn on wireless card using on board keyboard. How can I override the function keys using an external usb keyboard?

I have a Medion E5211 laptop, with Windows Vista Home Edition. The only way to turn on the wireless card is by pressing Fun+F1 key. There is no external switch. I checked that the keys are not ...
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1answer
1k views

Can I connect my laptop to my non HD TV via a USB to A/V cable to watch movies and YouTube?

I have an older non HD TV with A/V jacks and want to use it as a monitor with sound. I want to use a USB to A/V cable to do this. Will that work?
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2answers
193 views

USB port malfuction

Recently, I manually shut down the computer while running SimCity 4 Deluxe. Upon booting, the computer froze up at "toshiba_acpi Toshiba Extras." I then added "acpi=off" into grub.cfg to allow me to ...
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1answer
151 views

Use laptop display screen with usb

I have a separate HP laptop monitor. I wanted to know if possible how can I use it with another laptop. That means I want to connect a monitor to a laptop. Is there any usb converter for this, to ...
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1answer
57 views

ps/2 to usb connector not taking simultaneous input

Recently I connected a ps/2 keyboard to my laptop through ps/2 to usb connector. All worked fine until I tried to play game(GTA 4). So,basically when I pressed Up key(accelerated my car) + left ...
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0answers
113 views

Dell inspiron laptop failure due to USB

I have a dell inspiron laptop with 8 GB of ram and a 1 TB hard drive. I recently plugged a usb to Robotic arm interface cable from my laptop to the robot. My laptop was in sleep mode, and right when ...
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2answers
318 views

Is it safe to use a 10-Port USB Hub in a laptop?

I got lots of USB stuffs connected to my laptop, like: Keyboard Mouse Laptop Cooler Phones I used 4-port USB hub before, but I don't know if 10-port is safe. Example of a 10-port USB Hub: ...
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2answers
1k views

How can I boot from USB with an Asus M2400N laptop?

I own this wonderful Asus M2400N laptop from 2003, which is still performing great, and I'm desperately trying to boot from a USB key drive (or SD Card via an PCMCIA card reader). Hardware info here. ...
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1answer
805 views

Installing Windows XP on Samsung SENS 145 plus notebook (no CD drive)

Hi I was trying to install Windows XP on a Samsung SENS 145 plus Notebook. It does not have a cd drive and I already managed to format it and semi install Windows XP, so now it does not even boot up ...
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4answers
12k views

Will the Samsung Series 9 models boot from USB?

I'm thinking about getting either one of these Series 9 Models: NP900X3C-A01US - Win 7 NP900X3C-A05US - Win 8 I'd want to do a complete wipe on either one, but what to make certain that the unit ...
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1answer
232 views

Is there any way to fix this crack in my laptop

I have an Acer Aspire5250 that I've had for almost a year. Recently, it got a crack above one of the USB ports. Is there any cost effective way to repair this or is this something I'm just going to ...
2
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3answers
4k views

Lenovo Thinkpad T430 not booting from HDD if there is a USB modem connected

I have a T430 Levono Thinkpad running Win7. I use a ZTE USB modem (something like this) for my internet connection. I usually keep the modem plugged into the USB drive even when the laptop is shutdown ...
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1answer
258 views

Internal USB camera: what is SH?

I have a replacement of the internal USB camera for the laptop Acer Aspire 5750G. AFAIK USB has only 4 connections (5V, D+, D-, GND). On the PCB of the camera I noticed there are 5. They are labeled: ...
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1answer
479 views

USB Mouse not working when connecting the power source

Am using Sony Vio laptop. when connecting to the power source (AC Adapter) my USB mouse stops working. when disconnect the power source its working. Do i need to change any settings to work even my ...
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2answers
5k views

Need Assistance on ASUS K55V USB ports not working

I have an Asus K55V laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium x64. Whenever I try to use a mouse (or any other USB device), it doesn't work because of a driver problem. The automatic update tries to update ...
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0answers
85 views

Is there any way to use devices like mp3 players when they are charging? [closed]

The question is simple I think. All we have encounter gagets that they don't fuction while they are in charge, like cameras or mp3 players. But, we know that cell phones or laptops can have full ...
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2answers
113 views

Run laptop's HDD through USB

My laptop went kaput. I want to take my laptop's HDD and boot the OS (Windows 7) in a different computer through a USB adapter. Possible?
0
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1answer
315 views

Internet access via USB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to share Internet between two computers via USB? I have a windows stationary, and a ubuntu laptop. Is it possible to connect the two via USB cable and use the ...
2
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0answers
173 views

Keyboards and mouse of my Laptop (HP DV7) behaving weirdly

I have HP Pavilion DV7 laptop.. for last few weeks I am having problem with the key board and the mouse.Few keys gets pressed automatically. Then few keys performs wrongly like "shift" key acts as ...
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0answers
162 views

Why no “da-doomp” (disconnect notification sound) sometimes when unplugging wireless mouse receiver?

Sometimes (maybe one case in 3), when I unplug the wireless mouse receiver on my Sony VGN-CS215J laptop, there is no "da-doomp" sound, even after a minute or two. And if I plug the receiver back in ...
2
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3answers
855 views

Headphones override usb dock speakers

I recently needed to re-install Windows 7 (x64 pro), and everything is working great now except for one feature relating to sound. I have a USB dock which has speakers plugged into it, which I use ...
2
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1answer
5k views

connect 2 external monitors keeping laptop display also open?

I actually have 2 questions: Question 1: At work I have 2 monitors and I have connected it to my laptop using: 1st monitor with HDMI port 2nd monitor with vga port Now by doing this although I ...
3
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1answer
312 views

Motherboards/components to eliminate USB Bandwidth issue

I'm currently running web streaming from a Dell XPS 15 running Windows 7 with a i5 M480 2.67ghz processor and 6gb of ram. I connect TWO EasyCap DC60+ devices and a TV Tuner to all three of my ...