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

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Cant boot from USB in Vaio laptop

Vaio E Series VPCEG18FA Model PCG-61911W BIOS Version R022028 The laptop says 'Operating System Not Found' . Here is the list of things I have tried : Thought hard disk died ---> But BIOS shows ...
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Can you attach a USB drive to the motherboard with SATA?

I want to attach a USB Drive to my motherboard with SATA. It is a liveUSB with Ubuntu Linux installed, but USB 2.0 is slow... So is there some kind of USB to SATA SATA (PC side interface) to USB ...
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Do wired USB devices need batteries? [closed]

I just got a wired USB mouse and keyboard and it says do not recharge batteries and such. So that means I have to keep buying batteries to use the devices? I thought the devices were powered by USB. ...
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Extremely slow USB transfer rate in ASUS Windows 8.1 USB 3.0

I have an ASUS N56JR. It has several USB 3.0 ports. I have 5TB back-up drive which I manually backup my files to. This slow transfer rate happened right after we had a power-outage during a ...
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How can I check whether USB3.0 UASP mode is enabled in Linux?

I have a laptop running Ubuntu 15.04 (3.19.0-21-generic) and an external USB3.0 2.5" SATA HDD enclosure which claims that it supports UASP mode (this model by StarTech). I have no problems mounting ...
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USB Device not Recognized - Android on Windows

I tried to transfer some media files to my android device, but I got the error: USB not recognized error. I tried removing the power supply, disabling Windows Firewall and restarting but nothing ...
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A single USB interface with multiple gadget serial devices/interfaces on Linux

I'm trying to create multiple gadget serial devices/interfaces over a single USB interface. The goal of the multiple interaces is that the device being connected shows multiple USB serial ...
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Running Windows 7 through external USB hard drive on Windows 8 machine

We have just relocated from the US from the UK. In the UK my husband was using an HP computer with a 1TB Western Digital Hard Drive which says it is SATA with 64MB Cache and has the code WD10EARS on ...
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Is there a magic box that can simulate 2 different IP addresses through a USB port

In work we have equipment pc's that is segrgated to the company network because the machine makers pc standard never matches the comapny requirements and validation activities render it impossible to ...
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Upgrade usb 2.0 to 3.0 Dell N4050

My laptop is Dell Inspiron N4050 series. I wanna upgrade my usb port to 3.0 so I bought this But I could NOT connect it to laptop But the saller said to me that It is compatible for Laptop. My ...
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Installing driver for CanoScan 9000F Mark II fails

The scanner worked previously, but it doesn't anymore. So I deinstalled all Canon software, incl. drivers using USBDeview. After restarting the laptop, I started the Canon driver installer ...
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Is there a micro-A USB female connector?

I've been searching around the web and am not able to find any female connector for the micro-A USB other than the micro-AB. On Wikipedia the receptacle list doesn't show a micro-A female. Was the ...
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Can't boot from USB in UEFI mode

I am trying to install Linux on my Asus notebook (Asus K45VM). But I cannot make it boot in USB mode to do so... At first I was unable to make the USB option show up, tried for a day of hard research ...
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How do I automatically (after boot) mount an USB disk for the general user read/write/execute

This question has been answered several times here, however I want the disks been mounted automatically after boot - with an entry in /etc/fstab presently I have: /dev/sdc1 /media/disk500 vfat ...
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USB flash drive not working

I have a problem with my flash drive. When I plug it in it shows like this: And when I try to format it, it says it has "Unknown capacity": Do you know any way I can fix this or any software ...
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Booting Mac from USB?

I had formatted my iMac recently and was wondering how I could boot it from a bootable USB / pen drive I made with transmac. I followed what this person said on another question but I have a problem ...
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Virus or malwere on USB flash drive [duplicate]

I think my USB flash drive got infected. When I connect it to my PC, I get a new window and only a shortcut to my usb. When I click on it, I can see files, but sometimes I can't access them. After ...
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Recover data from partition formatted through Android USB

I formatted an sdcard with GParted through the USB share of an Android phone. Neither the phone, nor the computer recognize the partitions on the sdcard anymore. When I share the sdcard through USB, ...
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Cannot connect LG G3 Android phone to Linux PC

I just want to access the files on my Verizon LG G3 phone from my Linux PC. I have adb installed and I followed this ArchLinux tutorial but adb devices outputs the following: ...
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Minimal linux USB with Grub

I've been using this site for quite a long time now, and today I have a question for you. I have several PCs with dualboot between windows and Linux, and recently after upgrading one to windows 10 my ...
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Windows 7 does not detect USB mass storage devices anymore

In an attempt to get a WD USB HDD to work I followed a suggestion to uninstall all devices of type Mass Storage using USBDeview. Now, Windows 7 does not show any mass storage device, even the ones ...
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convert normal USB device storage into Portable media Player format

How can i convert normal USB device storage into Portable media Player format. Do we have to Update firmare of USB or smethg so device will be get detect as Portable media player instead of Device ...
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Unformatted Seagate SATA 3.5" internal hard disk casing to recover data

I used to have a desktop which was running on a 160GB internal hard drive. I moved cities, so I ditched the desktop and took out just my internal to the new place. The disk has Ubuntu 12.04 installed ...
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Toshiba laptop won't boot from usb

so I got a copy of windows 7. I put it on a USB drive, made a primary partition and set it active. Copied the bcd. Set the boot order correctly. It just won't boot from the USB drive. I turned off ...
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Too loud headset

I have creative 720 headset and they are too loud on Windows 7 and Linux Mint 17.1. Adjusting volume to 1% in control panel of win7 is not enough, they are still loud. On linux pulseaudio minimum ...
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USB3 causing hangs

I recently built my new computer and now i am facing constant system freezes that last a few seconds. I narrowed the problem down to the USB3 drivers. I cannot just not use the drivers since all of ...
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USB “condom” for USB-storage

There is plenty of evidence that you should not let other people connect their USB devices to your computer. But I would really like to allow untrusted people to attach a USB-storage device to my ...
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My input devices (mouse/keyboard) disconnect during use

I am having an input device problem that's interfering with my work and it has recently started occurring more frequently making it unbearable. I have a wired Asus Mobtuo mouse and keyboard that came ...
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HDD connected via USB cable - Disk unknown not initialized

I am using laptop with windows 8. I have connected my HDD via USB cable. There are two lights on cable 'Access' and 'Power' access is glowing bright red and power dim red. When I connect HDD system ...
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I can't copy a folder to my USB drive

I have 8 GB USB drive. When I tried copying a folder of 90 MB with 4 files, it becomes unresponsive (Not Responding is displayed). I have to go to Task manager to end the task. Details of my USB ...
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ASUS Z87-PRO cannot power-on via USB from S5

I have the ASUS Z87-PRO connected to a Seasonic S12 II Bronze power supply. All USB ports are powered while the device is powered-off - S5 (by having the "ErP ready" option in BIOS disabled). I ...
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How to set USB Audio as default at boot Linux Mint17

Lenovo G580 running Linux Mint 17 and using ALSA for sound. Using config files I can play sound through USB port from VLC and other apps. but cannot get sound from Firefox, Chrome or any other browser ...
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VirtualBox doesnt see USB devices unless host restart

I'm using VirtualBox 4.2.28, my host is OpenSUSE 13.1 32 bit, my guest is Windows 7 32 bit. I have a problem which is when I connect my USB devices (3G modem, USB pen drive, etc...), no matter how I ...
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Transfer of same data to two devices in parallel

How to transfer the realtime sensor data to two devices at a time (parallel). E.g. I need to transfer the sensor data to two PC's via an USB connection. I learned that using an USB hub adds some ...
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5v ac output to a 5vdc input ?? does that work or not

I have a charger for an e cig and it came with a charger with a usb cable but no wall plug. I have a couple wall plugs that are mostly the same. I have a wall plug with a usb port for the charger usb ...
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USB 3.0 via Firewire [duplicate]

I saw a usb to firewire cable ...
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How to map a virtual COM port to a physical USB port?

My question is similar to Setting up a virtual Com Port?, which has no answers. I have software that can only print to a printer on COMx, a printer with a USB port, and a computer with a USB port but ...
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Dual Booting Windows 7 & Ubuntu

So I had a dual boot, on separate drives, for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Windows 7 Pro (all 64bit). My Windows install had come first, and then Ubuntu. This was a year or so ago. The other day I felt it was ...
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Is there a PCIE to USB 3.0 converter?

I have an old desktop, which contains an old Nvidia GPU that I would like to use with my new laptop. I have 1 USB 3.0 slot on my laptop, and the GPU requires a PCIE slot. So my question is: Is there ...
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USB devices recognized by BIOS but not by Windows or Ubuntu

I have an older PC with an Asus P5E-VM HDMI mainboard and the USB mouse and keyboard have stopped working. In fact, nothing seems to be recognized by Windows when attached to a USB port: gamepads, ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...