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

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Can't open USB floppy drive

I have bought USB Floppy Drive but unable to use it. Windows says The reason why I think it may be programmatic reason, is that antivirus can test this disk and report number of files tested. ...
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Install android on windows 8 tablet [migrated]

I have a Windows 8 tablet (an Asus VivoTab) and I want to dual boot it with android but I am having a rough time figuring out how to flash the android iso to tablet. It has no cd, usb or microSD port. ...
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Seagate STSHX-M401TCB(M) SATA interface

I'd wish to upgrade my laptop's internal drive, and put the original one in an external enclosure to use it via USB. I could buy an 2.5" HDD and a 2.5" tray separately to accomplish this. However, ...
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fix hopefully not dead read ony usb [duplicate]

Recently, I got a replacement hard drive, and with it came a 10GB boot USB: (on the side it says PA5080L-MHAN) I thaught AWESOME! 16 GB! but as I suspected, it was read only. bummer. So I ...
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Windows to Windows USB network/file share?

I have a Windows 10 PC and a Windows 10 Tablet with micro USB port. I want to know if it is possible to use a USB cable to share files between them. I currently use my Wi-Fi and Windows File Sharing, ...
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How to find the faulty part and resolve the “unknown usb device” error in windows 10?

I've got a new PC. I installed Windows 10 and Ubuntu on it. Now in windows 10, when I log in I get the error message saying: Unknown USB device (Configuration Descriptor Failed) Looking in the ...
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Serial to USB adapter for thermal receipt printer PC won't recognize device

I have a WASP RP-300 Thermal Receipt Printer and purchased a Serial to USB adapter for a Windows 7 PC. It only appears to register the adapter and when it installed it stated, "Your Device is Ready to ...
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Solaris T5120 Unable to boot from USB

Boot Media Creation I created a USB boot media on my OS X El Capitan using the following command dd if=sol-11_3-text-sparc.usb of=/dev/disk3 then i waited and made sure it finished successfully ...
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Would adding a PCI expansion card fix “not enough USB controller resources”?

I am having the rather annoying problem of whenever I add any new USB device to my computer I get an error that says "Not enough USB controller resources" and the device never initializes. I have ...
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How can I access my USB drive from 2nd router?

I have a router connected to internet and a USB drive attached to it with movies. I also have a 2nd router outside my home attached by UTP directly to the 1st router. I want to connect to my 2nd ...
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USB Camera Powered After Shutdown in Windows 7 Only

I have a dual boot Win 7/10 Shuttle XPC system, with a Point Grey USB Camera. When I shut down from Win10 the camera powers off. When I shut down from Win7 it remains on. I would like it to lose ...
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How do I install windows to a Hard Drive connected to a USB port?

I am migrating to a new Hard drive, and windows needs to be installed onto it, the only problem is I do not have another SATA Cable connector on my desktop, and windows won't support installing via ...
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External USB drive shows up as unformatted in Windows, but mounts OK on Mac [duplicate]

A friend gave me a Seagate Freeagent external USB drive, formatted as NTFS, to try to recover data from it. When I plug it into a Windows 7 machine, the computer detects it, but it prompts me to ...
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How to use your USB External drive as primary drive?

I would like to use my main Internal drive to install software's but use my external USB drive to saves my files. Sound simple but I want it to be done automatically, like exchanging My Documents, ...
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USB Drive that can disconnect itself

This is just an idea I'm trying to do, but I don't know where to start. Imagine having a USB Drive that you can connect it to selected PCs. If the USB drive ever get connected to any other device or ...
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HDD not booting over SATA, only over USB

So today I finally restarted my computer after something like 20 days and upon booting it just froze on the Lenovo starting screen. Upon trying to fix the problem, I discovered that unplugging my ...
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Check if encrypted USB has been accessed

I mislaid my encrypted USB memory stick for a while (I now have the memory stick in my possession) and I am concerned that someone may have known my password and accessed and saved files to another ...
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How to make some files undeleteable on a pendrive? [duplicate]

I want to give a pendrive to somebody and i want to place some files on it (pdf,txt,png etc...) Can i make it undeleteable somehow? So if its plugged into any computer, these files can't be deleted ...
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USB devices vs Chromebook close cover

I have a Chromebook, and I use a USB-based pair of headphones (high-quality ones). I listen to music on my Chromebook, but when I close the lid on my desk, music stops. I understand that all USB ...
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Gigabyte On/Off charge. How to get it to work?

I have GA-H81M-S1 (rev. 2.0) motherboard. According to its specification it supports Gigabyte On/Off charge. I keep my phone(Redmi Note 3) connected to my pc with its screen awake all the time and ...
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Redirect USB Device To Virtual Machine Using Hyper-V As Host

So I have a machine that is running Hyper-V Server 2012R2 as the host (bare-metal hypervisor). I have a USB device that is attached to this machine and I need a virtual machine that is running on the ...
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Installing Fedora 23 x64 in Legacy Mode with Windows 10 (USB installation)

I was trying to install Fedora 23 x64 with Windows 10 x64. My computer doesn't support UEFI mode, just legacy. My problem is when I plug the usb in BIOS just identify an UEFI USB. If I boot it from ...
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My Windows 8 computer is booting up with USB disabled, so I can't log in

My Windows 8 computer has today started booting up (or possibly restarting) with the USB ports disabled, which means that my USB keybaord and mouse are not working, and I can't log in. I can press the ...
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What is this TRRS jack which appears longer than the standard jack?

I recently purchased an USB thermometer. The USB device has a 3.5mm connector to receive the corresponding cable which has a 3.5mm jack on one end, and an actual temperature sensor on the other end. ...
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Computer not recognizing external Hd after extended period of time

First things. I have an almost 5 year old HP Pavilion G7-1260us 17in laptop computer. It is Intel Core i3-2330M @2.20Ghz with 4Gb of internal memory running Windows 10 version 1511 build 10586.218. It ...
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Why does Device Manager show “Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller - 0100 (Microsoft)” when I have only USB 2.0 ports?

My laptop's model number is an ASUS X205TA-SATM0404G. It has 2 USB 2.0 ports, which I have verified by looking up the specs online and also via the software and techniques mentioned here: How to ...
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How can I assign the same drive letter for any USB thumbdrive connected? [duplicate]

I would like to know if there's a way to do this: *My PC has 1 usb port, if I connect thumbdrive1, it will get letter M: (example), then I remove it, I connect thumbdrive2 and it will get letter M:. ...
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Can i split a microUSB to plug into the wall and computer

A USB has 2 power cables and 2 data ones afaik. If i were to split these and re solder them to make essentially a Y cable with one USB A for power and one for data, and then plug the power into wall ...
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Install Windows 10 on SSD through SATA to USB?

I am stuck with a weird problem here. I am trying to install Windows 10 on an "old" Windows 7 desktop machine for a friend. I purchased an SSD for him, but when I try to install Windows through USB it ...
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Permanently Change USB Serial Device Driver

I am trying to change the drivers used by a bunch of development boards for using the default FTDI driver (the USB port plugs into a FT232D chip) to use libusbK instead. I have been using zadig to ...
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how to boot from USB on i-life zedbook tablet?

I want to install Ubuntu on my i-life Zedbook tablet. It is dual boot (windows 10 & Android 5.1). I created the bootable USB for Ubuntu but I can't boot from the USB. I explored everywhere but ...
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Writing .img to USB using dd results in corrupt primary GPT header

I have a 64GB USB 3.0 drive that I plan on installing bootable operating systems to for sysadmin purposes. My primary operating system is Mac OS X 10.11. I have a copy of ...
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Sound issue wit tactic 3D rage headphone usb port/wire

I bought a new pair of headphones the other day (Tactic 3D rage, USB connected ones) and when i plug them in my computers installs neccesary files (only did ti the first time!), but when i try to run ...
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Manually force a USB port to use USB 3.0 specification

I have a USB 3.0 external HDD which I need to connect to my laptop having USB 3.0 ports. But the problem is that out of 10 times it will detect only 1 time as USB 3.0 which is very annoying. I am ...
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What damages can occur if flash drives are not safetly removed?

What damages can occur to my computer or my flash drive such as pendrive if I don't safety remove it before plugging it out after any read or write operation on my pendrive also if there is no read ...
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Can I create a bootable Linux live USB flash drive using a Windows computer? [duplicate]

I have a rescued 2013 MacBook Air with a broken screen backlight due to a beverage spill and missing its internal SSD. I don't yet have any OS installed on it. I have access only to (32 bit) Windows ...
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USB device STATUS_DEVICE_DATA_ERROR after reboot, what could be wrong?

It's about older hardware and software, for sure. But one thing I don't get that it is working at the first place and after a reboot it is no longer working. Kind of strange, I don't understand. It's ...
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USB Gaming mouse not working on Windows 10

I recently bought a new Laptop. HP, Windows 10. I used my Gaming mouse DragonWar Thor ELE-G9 with my previous Windows 8.1 Laptop. Now the mouse has some plug problem and only works on 1 port on my old ...
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Can a desktop use a motherboard Ethernet port and a USB to Ethernet dongle at the same time

I have a computer I'm trying to connect to our network, but the motherboard Ethernet port is connected to some sort of security camera system. I'd rather not go unplugging systems I know nothing ...
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Make existing Windows 10 installation bootable from USB

I bought a new laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad) which came with Windows 10 installed. I threw out the hard disk, replaced it with an SSD and installed Linux on it. Now I put the old hard disk into an USB ...
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Ux31E Windows 7

An old question but I still havent found compete answers: I have a Lacie Rugged Mini. My Ux31 wont read it/recognise it is connected. Other computers do: an aged Dell and a Mac. Other USB drives ...
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Filter autorun programs on usb

I set my windows to start with my application instead of Explorer, and I disabled modifier Keys like Ctrl-Alt.., etc. so that the user can't use the PC outside of my startup application. I want to ...
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Boot into VHD on hard disk from a USB stick

I have Windows XP installed in my PC. I also have Win 7 (Ultimate) installed on a VHD. The VHD is on the hard disk in my PC. I wish to boot into the VHD (Win 7 Ultimate) from a USB stick. I do not ...
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Mounting virtual USB storage device for use in VMs

I am looking for ways to mount a virtual USB storage device (containing some of my files) to several VMs (running Windows 7 and XP) on VMware. So far, I have tried using ImDisk. ImDisk is capable of ...
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Increasing volume/power levels on USB Audio device (64 bit Windows 7)

I have a USB audio device (Buddy USB 6G) that was cheap and worked great- until I updated windows recently. Now it seems the power/volume reaches its max at about 50% volume, and any further increase ...
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Mount fails to read/write data after a while

Im mounting different types of USB drives to a Raspberry Pi, running Raspbian. The mounts can have different filesystems, so i have installed ntfs-3g, exfat-fuse and exfat-utils using apt-get in case ...
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“Missing operating system” when booting from external HDD with Linux Mint

I installed Linux Mint 17.3 on an internal laptop HDD using a live USB stick. I now want to boot it externally on different PCs using a USB adapter. This works on the laptop I installed it on, but ...
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Turn off power to single USB port… Temporarily [duplicate]

I have a desktop running Windows 10. I have an led strip that is powered via USB. I would like to set this on a clock to turn on at a certain time and turn off at a certain time. Is it possible to ...
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How to boot Snow Leopard bootable usb with Clover or any other hackintosh bootloader?

So I followed the tutorial in this question answer and created a "bootable" USB from my OS X snow leopard '.dmg' installation media. The problem is that my Clover EFI bootloader doesn't seem to ...
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On a USB that has been formatted as a windows recovery USB, can i use the spare space for file storage/transfer?

I just created a recovery disk for my laptop w/a 16Gb recovery SanDisk Ultra Fit thumb drive and there is still 4.8GB of free space. Can i put other files on the USB drive, and will it still function ...