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

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Adding persistence to multiboot USB made with YUMI

I recently made a multiboot USB with YUMI. I've only put the 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Kali on it so I can use the stick on systems that run either a 32 bit or 64 bit OS. I actually have a macbook ...
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Linux: USB Device Constantly Disconnecting/Reconnecting

I'm getting a lot of log spam about a USB device constantly connecting/disconnecting. It's my USB for my UPS, attached to my Dell PowerEdge server, but I'm not sure why it keeps getting kicked ...
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Find Device with dynamic ip on domain

I am using a device from National Instruments (myRIO) it can be configured either using wireless or usb. I want to configure it to use over wireless network without connecting it over usb first to get ...
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Connecting USB removable devices and also my handsfree to my computer disable mouse and keyboard

As I said in the title, when I plug my card reader or my handsfree to my computer, my mouse and my keyboard disabled and I am forcing to restart to my computer to make them all work fine together. ...
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How to troubleshoot my Bytecc T-300D dual SATA docking station not recognizing 1TB drives

I've a Lenovo laption running Windows 7, Premium Home Edition, 64-bit (service pack 1), and I bought a Bytecc T-300D to help with my data. I have three drives. A 500MB Seagate, 1TB Samsung, and a ...
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External USB disks and logical sector size

I have a WD Green 3.0TB in an external USB enclosure. I wanted to replace the disk with a Green 6.0TB. The USB enclosure is usually connected to a device that only understands FAT32 and MBR, so ...
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Scanner Canon DR-2020 U network

I bought a scanner (Canon DR-2020 U), but it doesn't have the network card. How can I make this a network scanner? I can hook the scanner to a computer that is on most of the time, but is it ...
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Prevent USB device to be used by specific application in Windows 7

I am developing a Windows 7 application that uses Microsoft Kinect, plugged via USB. This device also includes a microphone, and everytime I use Skype and plug in the Kinect, Windows 7 automatically ...
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Cross platform USB encryption [duplicate]

I'm carrying an USB stick on my keychain. It contains auth keys for ssh, some passwords, addresses and other sensitive info that I need every day at work, since I drive around alot. I need to be able ...
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How to log device connection/disconnection information on Windows 8.1?

My Windows 8.1 desktop is always on (not even sleep). However, when I move the mouse/press the keyboard to turn on the display and then unlock the user, I get Device Disconnect sounds from Windows. ...
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How to change user:group for fat32 USB drive?

I've formatted a USB drive to fat32 using gparted. I mount it to /media/usb which has the following permissions. drwxr-xr-x 2 myname users 4096 May 16 11:00 usb/ via. sudo mount -t vfat -o rw ...
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Is it fine to run a dc motor through USB cable connected to my laptop?

I have a dc motor which needs more than 10V to run efficiently, so instead of running it on electric cells, I usually run it using my laptop's power. I connect a USB cable to my laptop and the other ...
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Unbrick gsm modem Alcatel one touch X090S

Just bought X090S from "MTS UKRAINE". First night was trying to make it work with raspberry pi running raspbian with no luck. I was using usb_modeswitch and wvdial but modem failed to register in 2g ...
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Sound cuts out, PC says it's still playing. Randomly works if I unplug and replug usb mouse.

This is just weird and I cannot find any similar issue online. Normally while playing a game, the laptop's sound cuts out completely. Unplugging the mouse and replugging it in sometimes works. The ...
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Cannot load Windows 7 Starter on Acer Aspite One D270-1865

My AA1 started running erratically a few weeks ago. First the USB ports went dead. I uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers. No luck. Then the machine started freezing. This happened about a ...
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Remote desktop with vmware and usb connexion

I have a windows server 2012 with vmware installed , I have 3 vms ( win xp recomanded because of a software compatibilty ) , I access to those 3 vms from Itium 4030 thin clients over RDP , I have 1 ...
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No sound after installation of Windows drivers (Boot Camp) Windows 8.1

I got Windows installed to my MacBook and the only problem I had was not having any sound even though the drivers were installed. I was told that using Boot Camp to create the USB boot causes that and ...
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The last USB device you connected to this computer malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it

I am getting the above fault with my computer. (The last USB device you connected to this computer malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it) It started not so long ago (Before the clean ...
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How can I use USB otg on Intel TV stick?

I have an intel based TV stick (http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/beelink-pocket-p2-intel-mini-pc-now-available-20-02-2015/) that I want to access it as a mass storage on another windows system. So in ...
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USB Boot only works part of the time

I have been having problems booting off of my external USB drive, or usb flash drives. Oddly enough, it works, some of the time, so this is not a case of invalid configuration or non-bootable disks. ...
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I/o aborted on camera install

My Win XP laptop was serviced recently at a local repair shop after I managed to lock my self out when changing accounts. I now have access as a new user and as admin. Almost everything seems to work ...
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How to boot USB stick in BIOS mode?

I have an UEFI-motherboard - ASUS P8Z77-MPRO. It supports CSM(Compatible Support Module). My Win7 is installed in BIOS mode, I've checked it. This because, I must install ArchLinux in the same ...
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Windows 8.1 - USB Autorun not changing the icon

I have created an autorun.inf file with the commands below : [Autorun] label = MyName icon = myicon.ico The purpose of this autorun file is the change the default name Removable Disk ...
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ssd not recognized by windows 7

So I recently got a 2.5" 500GB SATA3 SSD (Crucial MX200) and a USB 3.0 to 2.5" SATA3 adapter. When I try plugging the SSD into my laptop via USB3 I'd expect the drive to show up in Disk Management in ...
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Can the USB ports on a Lenovo Yoga 3 laptop stay powered when Ubuntu 15.04 suspends?

I can't find a BIOS setting to keep the USB ports powered on suspend. Wondering if Ubuntu can keep them alive? I just want them powered so some devices (phone) attached to the ports can carry on ...
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Intel USB 3.0 extensible host controller not working with Windows 7 64 bit

I bought a new ASUS Notebook F751LN. Everything seems to work, but if i tried to install the USB3 Drivers the system freezes (no bsod). No log entries except Kernel Power. I tried older and newest ...
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Usb Hub for keyboard and mouse [duplicate]

I am looking to buy a usb hub to connect my mouse (Logitech G300) and keyboard (Logitech K120) but I am not sure if I should choose a self-powered or a bus-powered one . How do I know if a ...
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Where to set advanced settings for serial port on linux

I use a special USB to serial adapter to get data from legacy hardware. Under Windows i have to set some advanced settings in order to start sending data in a way the devices can "understand" and ...
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Windows refuses to detect mouse/keyboard input

I was away for the weekend and when I came back this morning my PC booted up just fine but I couldn't input anything via mouse or keyboard in Windows. I've already tried rebooting, different usb ports ...
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Ubuntu USB Tethering With Asus ZenFone

I recently worked through how to get USB tethering to work with my Asus ZenFone for my Ubuntu computer. I wanted to share the wealth.
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Windows 7 event for plugging in USB keyboard

I would like to use task scheduler to toggle num lock as I plug or unplug my keyboard from my laptop. I use it equally with and without the external keyboard, so both the default settings are equally ...
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Trouble installing windows (USB, DVD & Windows Upgrade)

strong texti've been having lots of trouble installing Windows 8.1 on my ideapad z710 laptop, so here's what i did.. i downloaded a Windows 8.1 Enterprise ISO from ...
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Hard disk not detected in usb 3.0 port

I have a desktop with motherboard 970A-DS3P and using WD My Passport Ultra 1 TB external hard drive. As it was running out of space, I got WD 2TB version hard disk and wanted to take the back up of 1 ...
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Fancy new 64GB USB 3.0 thumb drive writes at only 10mb/s

As you can see, read is as advertised and expected from USB 3.0, but write is terrible. It's formatted with ext4, plugged into USB 3.0 port on a desktop computer 3 years old. I tried with 200mb ...
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Bootable Windows 7 and 8.1, Kon-Boot and Ubuntu in one USB

I have tried with mixed success to make a "super" USB with Windows 7, 8.1, Kon-Boot and Ubuntu 14.04.2. I'm using YUMI for this. The problem appears when I try to have both Windows 7 and 8.1 on the ...
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Combine 2 or more USB drives together

Is it possible to combine 2 or more USB drives to have more space with only one USB plug? I'm new in electronics an I know it can sound a bit strange but I was wondering if it is possible to join a ...
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Create Bootable USB drive with “Press Any Key To Boot” Message

I'm trying to make a usb bootable trough command line. I can do it but there is a problem. I will boot automatically without any prompt! I need to see "Press Any Key To Boot..." first and decide to ...
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SilverStone Sugo SG10: how to connect front USB connectors to motherboard?

I've recently bought SilverStone Sugo SG10 micro ATX case. It has 2 USB ports on front panel which has strange internal connector which doesn't seems to match to any connectors on my Inel DG43K ...
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Why is the same file larger on my USB stick?

When I copy files to my USB-device, they seem to grow in size. I have a directory called testdir containing a bunch of ascii text files. The original directory: $ du -hs testdir 22M I copied the ...
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Setting up a virtual Com Port?

What I need to get to work together: A USB barcode scanner A Windows (7) Machine A piece of software that listens for data over a COM port So I believe I need a way to make USB device appear to be ...
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Lexmark X6675 doesn't reconnect

I have a Dell Computer running Windows 8.1 64 bit. It appears to have an issue reconnecting when the machine goes into the power saving mode. Once the machine goes to power saving mode and then ...
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What does a scan of an external hard drive by Windoes OS mean?

I have connected my external USB hard drive to my Windows computer, I got a notification that some error is detected and it is recommended to perform a scan of the hard drive. It was also written that ...
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How can I repair my hard drive without losing files?

In short. I have problems with accessing files on my hard drive. I also assume that it is not a hardware problem (it is more on the "software level"). I would like to know if there are ways (Linux ...
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Converting iso file to USB: problems with “dd”? [duplicate]

I'm a total total noob who is trying to download Linux Mint on a Mac OS X using a USB flash drive (8 GB). Here is the info I put into Terminal in order to convert the iso file to one I can put on the ...
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Way to recover my corrupted php file in my thumb drive?

My files are there but when I open the file it gives my weird looking letters. http://i.stack.imgur.com/nqPXz.png http://i.stack.imgur.com/xFWtK.png My res folder is now a file for some reason. So ...
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Hide second device created by camera in Windows?

When I plug my camera in via USB, two devices open their autoplay dialogue and two devices show up in My Computer. Removable Disk (H:) is the correct device for locating my photographs, but I am ...
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Setting up Wi-Fi using USB adapter on Ubuntu 12.04

I have tried in vain to set up my Ubuntu 12.04 laptop as a Wi-Fi hotspot; it says Your wireless card does not support Access Point mode I had to resort to a USB Wi-Fi adapter, and I purchased ...
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Get USB tethering from Android device to work on Debian 8

I'm trying to get USB tethering to work between a Nexus 5 phone (running CM11) and my desktop running Debian 8. I connected the phone to the computer via USB and got these messages: [14972.580738] ...
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How to achieve highest performance with multiple USB 3 drives but only one USB 3 port

If a computer has one USB 3 port, and one USB 2 port, and the user needs to connect two external USB 3 drives (backwards compatible to USB 2), will highest speeds be obtained if the user connects them ...
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Trouble booting Windows from USB

Not sure if there's a more appropriate SE site, but I've been having some real trouble today. My laptop stopped running Windows because I powered off holding the power button and I must've corrupted ...