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 won't format, shows as RAW in the disk management

I have a 32GB Kingston USB. It worked fine for almost a year now and I have filled it many times with data. Last time I connected it to my LCD TV to watch a movie and forgot it there for 2 weeks. ...
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Upgrading driver of a usb 3.0 ss to usb 3.1

This may seem odd but I was wondering if it was possible to upgrade the driver for a usb 3.0 SS controller to a usb 3.1. As far as I can tell there isn't much of a difference between the ports for ...
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USB device cannot be stopped

So I believe this device may be completely irrecoverable, but I want to know what you guys think. My memory about what happened isn't great but I can provide details. I have a 120 GB SSD inside an ...
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Share LAN Internet FROM Windows 10 INTO Lollipop by USB or Bluetooth connection

I have a Desktop Windows 10 PC with LAN and WAN connections (WAN: Wide Area Network, Internet). but no WiFi in it, but it has an USB Bluetooth 2.1 adapter plugged in. I have also an Android Galaxy S4 ...
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Boot manager in laptop does not recognise bootable pendrive

Symptoms I have created a Debian live system on USB stick. The content is a hybrid ISO image (type iso9660). This operation has been successful since the pen-drive does its job in the same desktop ...
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Remote desktop access between two Windows machines via USB

Is there a way to connect two Windows machines via USB cable so they can access each other via a remote desktop application (freeware) or even the default Windows RDP client? I can't use a network ...
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SD Card Won't Mount

First off, the mount I am talking about is the SD card being able to be read/written to. So I have an Acer Aspire Switch 10 (AAS10 from hereon), Windows 8.1. So I wanted to look at pictures I took a ...
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cache/maintain files for offline device

I have a USB drive that I use as a file store and backup. It is on a separate power strip because I don't want to use it all the time. When it's off, some programs crap out(stall, complain, lose ...
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USB No media found not show in My compter

No Media problem in USB FLASH, i try to clean in cmd but it says no media how to solve it? Edit When I connect different computers it reacts same even not show in windows explorer but it's shown ...
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why did my USB flash drive stop working and now it works again?

I have a 16GB kingston usb flash drive in a small metallic body. It get in contact with few common office/fridge magnets, after which my computer neither the printer could not recognize it. It didn't ...
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Will gravity affect cables cables hanging from my computer?

My laptop is raised on on a box, and the USB, power and HDMI cables stick out horizontally and then fall to the desk. The USB cables in particular do seem to be coming out of the socket at an ...
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NAS vs USB enclosure

What are the practical differences between using a dedicated NAS and a simple USB enclosure plugged in back of the router? Theoretically I'll get the same functionality from both, I guess a ...
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Kali Linux Live USB Undetected

I own a HP Pavillion G Series, I have created my live USB Using Universal USB Installer. When i enter the boot menu the USB Drive is not an option? When I change the boot order in the BIOS it just ...
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USB port seemingly damaged, but USB devices work when a USB extension is plugged into the seemingly damaged port

Alright, I know this sounds crazy, but this was what I experienced. Basically this particular port, which I have been using for my mouse served me quite well. Until just a few moments ago. At first ...
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USB streaming rate between 2 different PC's

I have 2 different PC's but the USB streaming rate on one is so much slower han the other. What could the reason be? Is the USB device gone bad? Is there anyway for me to check this?
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USB Power Cable Only

I have the following device: http://www.delock.de/produkte/G_61883/merkmale.html?setLanguage=en The two connectors, when plugged in a USB 2.0 port should output 1A which is enough to power on any ...
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windows 7 desktop tries to boot with usb port

I have an HP Compaq 8300 MT 3.4GHz Intel Core i7 CPU 16GB RAM 1TB HDD Windows 7 Desktop. At first all was okay but now when starting the PC it tries to boot from a USB port, NOT the HD. If I unplug ...
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ASUS RT-AC87U USB Server issue

i have a lot of issues with the file server options. And the USB 3.0 port does not work with my USB 3.0 harddisk. i am able to connect it to the USB 2.0 port i would like to integrate my harddisk ...
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Can't install win10 on new sshd

I have new seagate sshd, I have created bootable USB drive, After I boot into the windows installation There is no drive or patition to choose to install on them, But when I click to browse for ...
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Looking for a well designed USB 3.0 (active) extension cable

My Host is USB 3.0 I have a 2.0 (bus powered) device. Are 2.0/3.0 hybrid hubs used inside the active boosted female end of extension cables ? Or do most manufacturers just stick separate 2.0 and 3.0 ...
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New external USB HDD cannot copy big files and develops bad blocks

I had an issue with external HDD not being able copy out big files but thought it was due to the bad blocks that they had (here is that question). But now I have brand new 5Tb that I am trying to use ...
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Can't mount USB on Debian Linux system

I have problems mounting a USB key. I can't see it under fdisk nor in gparted. running tail -f /var/log/{kernel,dmesg,syslog} provides Jan 15 12:56:27 tompa kernel: [47339.972834] usb 1-3: new ...
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USB Hub Power Exceeded displaylink - works after restart

Problem I get "USB Hub Power Exceeded" whenever I have to reconnect my USB display adapter while the computer is on. What I currently do is to restart my computer and the display adapter is back ...
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How do USB 3.0/3.1 docking stations manage to have video output?

I was surprised when I got aware that USB 3.0 (or more recently, USB 3.1 Gen2) devices (docking stations/port replicators) were able to bring multi-monitor support to laptops. Indeed, they usually ...
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When upgrading to USB C, can there be one USB cable to rule them all?

I carry a single USB-A to USB-micro cable to connect/charge all of my devices. USB-C and USB 3 is becoming the new standard, so I will need to carry multiple cables or a single cable and an adapter ...
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Windows 10 Security Popup and Now USB Access Issues

I'm using windows 10 and have had a popup that stated something about increasing security that included information about password requirements and not using picture login (I unfortunately do not have ...
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USB-Ethernet Adaptors and Power over Ethernet (PoE)

I have a LeMaker HiKey and I'm having trouble getting the network running in a preferred configuration. The HiKey is an inexpensive ARM64 development board running Linaro. Linaro is a lot like Debian ...
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Ubuntu on USB and WIndows 8 on HDD - What can go wrong?

I want to put Ubuntu on a USB, but I am not sure if there is any possible compatibility issues with a Windows 8 laptop. In other words, if I install Ubuntu on a USB stick and use it to run Ubuntu on ...
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Rear USB ports on my NUC pc are not working

I recently bought this Intel NUC PC to use as a media PC connected to my TV. I installed Windows 10 on it and it was working fine for a while. Then the rear USB ports stopped working. I was fooling ...
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UEFI not booting OS from USB

So, it all started when I tried to install windows 10. My computer ran out of battery, I tried to wipe the HDD, win 8 gave me errors after uninstall, I couldnt fix the problems because the wipe ...
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Why are some hard disk enclosures limited in hard drive capacity?

Why are these hard drive enclosures advertised as having 160 GB maximum capacity? http://amazon.co.uk/dp/B008MRBMPA USB 2.0 interface (Compatible with USB 1.1), Up to 480 Mbps data transfer ...
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USB Unrecognized. Different

I have this very weird issue with my PC. I have an electric outlet with two slots. 1 for my PC AVR 1 for my Extension wire. for my routers, etc. Whenever I plug a device in my Extension wire. My ...
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USB wire colors not matching standard colors [duplicate]

I have cable with wires that have these colors: *.white *.yellow *.red *.green I need to attach it to a USB cable with thesecolors: *.red *.black *.green *.white when I connected *green to green ...
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Can I use desktop PC's power supply to power up SATA-to-USB cable?

My desktop PC's mainboard is dead. Since I already have 2 laptops at home, fixing the PC is not a priority. I need to connect the HDDs (3.5" SATA) from the old PC to the laptop time to time, to pull ...
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How do I get my Wireless USB Adapter to show up in Kali Linux

I just received my PAU05 usb wifi adapter today and after installing some drivers I got the device to work just fine in Kali Linux (Did some wireless pen testing with no problems.) However when I ...
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Portable method for encrypting a usb partition that works on Windows and Linux

I am looking for a good (and secure) way to encrypt a single partition of a USB-drive that will work for both, Windows and Linux systems. At the moment I have a 64GB USB 3.0 that is split up into 3 ...
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USB devices don't work on other ports

Is there a way that windows can use the driver of a USB device on any USB Port (just about) that is available on my computer. I'd need this because if the USB device is plugged into other ports and ...
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Parallel port key to run on USB port surfacebook

I have some very useful software (DOS-based), but will only run at present on a machine with a parallel port because the dongle that secures the software is a parallel port interface. I would like to ...
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Disabling write access for all USB devices except for specific device IDs?

I manage over 500 laptops that need USB write access disabled except to a specific USB drive my company provides. I know about adding the WriteProtect entry to the registry to prevent write access to ...
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Tablet with only USB 3.0 ports, can't connect keyboard or mouse after fresh Windows 7 install

I recently installed Windows 7 on my tablet, and I can't get passed the login screen because I have no way to use a mouse or keyboard. My USB mouse and keyboard work just fine in the BIOS, but as ...
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Creating a bootable CD to install all tablet drivers [duplicate]

I've got a strange question here. I'm currently installing a special version of Windows 7 on a tablet, and upon install, I obviously lose all tablet functionality such as the touch screen. I'm also ...
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Back panel USB 2.0 ports not working

I have a MSI micro atx mother board and the back panel usb 2.0 ports don't seem to be working. If I plug any USB device into it, the device does not register. However, the front panel usb 2.0 ports ...
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Media Keys are set up as a separate device

I have a slight problem of not being able to use the media keys(play, pause, mute, volume up/down, calculator, etc...). I did some probing and found that the keys output to a different input ...
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Get information about device by `ttyUSB*` path on Debian

Got 2 identical GSM modems. When I connect them both, sometimes after reboot, they are being switched (first one is second and second is first). So I need to get serial number or something similar. ...
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Whether it is possible to add support of my TV tuner to a kernel 4.x?

I have a KWorld UB490-A tuner, its support in Linux isn't present and I didn't find in the Internet as to launch it, however my personal attempts could launch it according to the instruction from ...
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Yamaha KX8 USB keyboard

Guys I've been using this keyboard for about 5 months now, worked perfectly. Today though, mid playing, it froze on one note. I tried turning it off, let it for a couple of moments and turned it back ...
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Using USB CDMA dongle with USB extension cable goes into cable unplugged loop. Need help

I'm using ZTE AC3633 cdma dongle which gives me internet over EVDO network. If I connect the dongle direct to the macbook pro its working fine, but sometimes signal drops and have to go out and fetch ...
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aircrack-ng not working on macbook air early 2015 using live kali linux usb with presistence

airmon-ng start wlan0 Found 5 processes that could cause trouble. If airodump-ng, aireplay-ng or airtun-ng stops working after a short period of time, you may want to kill (some of) them! PID Name ...
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differences between Spinning down 3.5“ HDD vs. spinning down a 2.5” HDD?

I'm using a simple USB to Sata/IDE adapter to connect a sata drive to Raspberry Pi2 running OSMC. (the adapter you can get on ebay for a couple of dollars) When I have a 2.5" laptop HDD connected, I ...
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“Unrecognized USB device” SATA-to-USB? Forceably assign driver to device?

Every time I plug this thing in, regardless of what harddrive I use, it says "unrecognized USB device" on this system; however, the device works on other win 7 systems. Why does this PC hate my ...