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

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How is a Usb Y cable designed?

Ok, Recently I have purchased this USB Y cable from Amazon. Storite USB 2.0 Type A Male to Dual USB A Male Y Splitter Cable Cord Black -50cm I purchased it so I can use it with external hard disk ...
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Mount ejected usb device on Mac

I wanted to know if is possible to mount a USB after it has been removed from the finder, without having to re-enter into the USB port. On my Mac I connected a USB device, but sometimes after putting ...
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Install Windows 10 from USB to new drive fails boot

I have a laptop that came with a non-SSD drive that I have Windows 10 on. I am trying to create an installation on an SSD drive for this same machine (to eventually use as the primary boot drive--I ...
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Windows 10 Pro to Home USB stick conversion

I have created a Windows 10 Pro USB stick with the Windows Media Creation Tool (https://www.microsoft.com/de-de/software-download/windows10). The tool asked me if I would like to install Windows 10 ...
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Cortana will not recognise my USB headset as an audio input device

most applications on my windows 10 PC including skype, and chrome will recognise the headset input however, cortana will not recognise any input devices and on the settings > Time & Language > ...
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USB Event Log when computer powered down

I had a GoPro stolen from my computer at my work desk last night (I'm assuming). The GoPro was connected to one of my USB ports, and I was wondering if Windows tracked that information somehow? I have ...
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Problems with USB 2.0 extensions totalling 40+ft [duplicate]

I have a tv about 40+ feet from my pc (multiple rooms and 1 level separate us) I want to use as another monitor. I ran HDMI to the tv which worked fine, but then I tried to run a chain of multiple 10 ...
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USB read only with recursive filesystem

I have a USB flash drive 4GB Sandisk Edge After "DD"ing to make a live USB, the drive failed to boot and after checking it, the whole drive is broken. When using Gparted shows: | Partition | File ...
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PC: cannot download to USB-attached phone, but can read/write with Win Explorer

I download mp3 podcasts to my computer and then moved the files to my phone via USB cable. Now I would like to download these files directly to the attached phone, thought this would be easier. IE ...
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USB hub registers hidden keyboard

I bought a 4 port USB 2.0 hub with some strange behaviour When I plug it in I get the following dmesg output: [141240.998931] usb 1-5: new full-speed USB device number 32 using xhci_hcd ...
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Is it possible to share WiFi “USB adapter” serial port over the internet and use it to access lan network?

If I had a PC with WiFi adapter, and I shared the USB over the internet and that port have the Wifi adapter. Would I have a "LAN via WAN" connection?
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ALSA output to two dmix devices simultaneously using a multi device

I am trying to play audio to two hardware devices simultaneously, megalodon and analog, using two dmix devices. megalodon is a USB headset, analog is just the 3.5mm port on my computer. When I route ...
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LFS (Linux From Scratch) USB boot crashing

A hard drive in an enclosure has the following, assume that this drive is being recognized by grub2 as hd0: partitions 1 to 3 are primary partition 1: /boot (boot partition) partition 2: / (linux ...
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Usb device overcurrent

So i am a first time builder and i put everything together and the boots says usb device over current and the computer turns it self of in 15 seconds. I do everything the internet has to say on the ...
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Can I use a boot usb as a storage device as well in windows

I recently bought a 32gb usb 3 drive and made it a bootable usb. there is about 25gb of unallocated space, which i formatted to ntfs, however windows only recognises the boot partition as it is the ...
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Dell 3007WFP Monitor: USB Ports Not Working

I have the monitor described in title and am trying to use the USB ports to plug in a mouse. I've set up my macbook pro and connected it to the monitor with the DVI cable + Mini DisplayPort to Dual ...
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Screwy USB - is this even fixable

I attempted to create a bootable USB drive with Kali Linux or Tails (not sure which). An error occurred during the process of flashing the drive, and I saw an icon saying the USB had malfunctioned. ...
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What does “S. M. A. R. T Status BAD” mean when reported by the BIOS about my hard disk?

I have a portable (USB) disk with capacity 2T. This contain normal SATA HDD. I used as potable via USB with my P4 Laptop (OS type : Windows 7 Home) and also with my P4 Desktop (Os type : XP Service ...
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Backup and easy USB restoration for XP

I have 6 networks. Two(2) to ten(10) PCs on each network that need to have the ability to restore from a crashed HDD with minimal downtime. They are mission critical machines. On going backups are ...
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Floppy Disk to ??? Controller

I have a motherboard which has: SATA IDE Internal USB headers I need to attach a floppy disk drive, but there is no onboard floppy disk controller. I've looked for the following: Internal USB ...
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No USB devices available in VirtualBox

Oracle VirtualBox is unable to list/filter the USB devices attached to my system. As a result, the guest OS is not able to see any USB device either. This is my configuration: Host: VirtualBox ...
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Laptop does not detect USB monitor

I have an AOC E1670SW USB monitor that I want to connect to my Windows 10 installed laptop. When connected, the monitor powers up but shows "No Signal" message. The laptop is unable to detect any ...
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Removing a USB external disk without properly ejecting it

What are the integrity-related issues I might have by simply removing a USB external hard disk from my computer, without logically disconnecting it (e.g. via Windows desktop bar icon)? Is the concern ...
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Laptop won't wake from sleep when external Keyboard and Mouse are plugged in via USB Hub. How to fix?

We have an ASUS Zenbook UX305FA laptop running Windows 10 that is able to be woken from sleep with an external Keyboard and Mouse when they are plugged-in directly into their individual USB ports. ...
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Installed Linux Mint (debian) “Reboot and Select proper Boot device…”

"Reboot and Select proper boot device or Insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key " This is what I get, once I installed Linux Mint from a Live USB pendrive. On this machine ...
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Speaker turns into default communication device when plugged into front audio panel

After installing windows 10 I encountered a problem with my audio. In windows 8.1, my speaker when plugged into either rear or front audio jack, would be registered as "default device" I in ...
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Male-male micro USB OTG cable?

I'd like to get an OTG cable so I can back up photos from my digital camera to my Android smartphone. For some reason, there doesn't seem to be any male-male micro USB cable: Google only returns male ...
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I cannot connect Lumia 1320 to Windows 7 via USB

At work I have Windows 7 with all updates installed but I cannot connect my Nokia Lumia 1320 (Windows Phone 8.1 with all updates installed) via USB cable. I get this eror: While trying to install ...
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USB 3.0 PCIe 2.0 card in PCIe 1.0 slot, can I make it work with Ubuntu 14.04?

I bought a PCIe 1x USB 3.0 card by Renesas, model µPD720201 to slide into my Dell Optiplex 990 motherboard's PCIe 1x slot. Card: ...
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Would power supply problems cause these I/O errors on an external hard drive

I have a hard drive (Toshiba MK6459GSXP) which was part of an old laptop, now defunct. When I bought a new laptop, I decided to salvage the hard drive and re-use it as an external. I bought a USB3 ...
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SATA 3 to usb 3 cable not being recognized as writable

Ive connected my ssd(ocz arc 100) to my computer with a sata 3 to usb 3 into my 2009 macbook, it says that its not readable. Im running the osx 10.12 el capita beta 2, any ideas?
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Windows 10 To Go still requires “fixed” drive?

More details: http://www.wilderssecurity.com/threads/windows-10-to-go-still-required-fixed-drive.378528/ Unfortunately, TechNet was of no help either: ...
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Is it possible to disable a device on plugging in another device in Windows 10?

I have suspected for a while now that the internal WiFi adapter of my laptop is shot (it stops working randomly until I manually disable and enable it), so I bought an external WiFi adapter (TP-Link ...
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Computer wont boot from USB

This is not linked to hackintosh in any way, its to do with the computer and not the software For the past 3 weeks, I have been trying to boot the hackintosh installer (Yosemite zone and many others) ...
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Usb cables marked “CBL”

What does "CBL" marking on the usb cable stand for? I was trying to connect printer (HP1020) using standard USB cable (Type A jack to type B jack). The printer didn't work, there was a message about ...
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USB Auto Find and Copy

How would someone write a program that when one plugs in an USB, it would auto run, find file names and copy them onto the USB? I have tried it several times with varying degrees of success but never ...
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Hard drive shows corrupted/no partition table yet it boots normally on PC

I extracted this hard drive from a PC and connected it to my backup server through a SATA-to-USB 2.0 adapter and Windows promptly asked to format the hard drive. I proceeded to disconnect it and ...
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What do I need to power a device via USB?

I have USB Y cable and if I am correct one of them is only for the power supply. It was suggested to that I get a USB powered hub but I only want to supply 5V of power for a single port. Would it be ...
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Why UASP isn't being used

According to How can I check whether USB3.0 UASP mode is enabled in Linux?, UASP is not in use on my new HDD enclosure that says it supports UASP. Also, my motherboard's (ASUS M5A99FX PRO R2.0) ...
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Asus boot menu not showing, only sound

I got no idea if this is the right place to ask this, but I'll try anyways. I originally had Windows 8 on my computer, then I changed to Ubuntu 14.04 for not some days ago. I did a complete ...
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Internal card reader fails after upgrade to Windows 10 - “Device could not be migrated”

I have just upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10, everything went smoothly except for one thing: My internal card reader mostly stopped working - it doesn't recognize any card that I can insert into ...
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No sound out of usb headphones

Hey guys I recently got a virus on my computer that I think.... I managed to remove, I load up a game I wanted to play and realised no sound was being projected out of my Logitech G430 headphones I ...
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Install arch linux when lvm on luks keyfile on usb and bootlouder on usb

'm trying to install Arch Linux in the following way: LVM is installed on LUKS when the LUKS key is image stored on USB And the botlaodr is also on additional USB For some reason, even though I did ...
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Define a USB Device Port on Mac OSX 10.10

I am using a 3D printer app that is not the driver that came with the printer. The advantage of this app is it can utilize a reloaded filament cartridge and ignores the state of the chip. However, it ...
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Can I get a free win10 upgrade using USB

I've had some trouble with my win7 installation recently and I cannot go through the 'Upgrade my PC' option without it crashing. So I want to install it from USB. I've read a lot of articles that ...
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How do I Introduce Latency to a Serial Port

I am looking for a way to introduce latency to a serial port. I am using a radio through a USB port and am looking to purposely delay the transmission by some amount of time (hopefully in an easily ...
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Windows 10 is unable to load Android devices as MTP devices

I had recently upgraded my laptop from Windows 8.1 to 10. Since the upgrade, I am unable to connect my Android devices as MTP (or Portable Media Player) devices on Windows. The devices that I am ...
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USB sound card stops on Asus Windows 10 / works great on Lenovo Windows 7- wrong settings?

I have weird problem... It seems that on my personal laptop [Asus N73SM] after connecting the external sound card "musical fidelity v90-hpa" sound play nice, but after I pause the music, several ...
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Can I move data from recovery dvd to usb, to boot from usb

I have made recovery disc using Dell backup and recovery software, but I cannot recover from it because it asks me insert disc 2 and make no progress after I inserted it. I am using dell inspiron ...
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Formatting a bootable USB that thinks it's a CD-ROM

After upgrading to Windows 10, I remember that I had an old bootable recovery usb drive from the manufacturer that I no longer needed. I want to format it but it's showing up as a CD-ROM and format ...