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

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External USB Port Damaged

So here's the basics. I work in a bit of a cramped area and tend to, once and a while, trip over my cords pulling my External Hard Drive (i know that's not good for it). So this morning seems to have ...
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Windows 8.1 keeps disconnecting from android devices from usb

I have Lenovo Z50 with Windows 8.1 it has 2 usb 2.0 and 1 usb 3.0 ports. All of the usb ports keeps disconnecting from android devices, I have tried different cables with 4 different android devices ...
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Loud beeping noise when USB port is used with dongle

I currently have a Msi latop and i often use a wireless controller that uses a dongle. Whenever i place the dongle in a different usb port along with my mouse or in some cases randomly i lose the ...
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USB Ports Failing after Interrupting Ubuntu Server Setup

Oh boy, have I got myself into a pickle. I found an old computer in my garage and decided to bring it to life into an Ubuntu Server for home. After plugging in the live USB and waiting for it to set ...
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Microsoft/Codeplex Windows 7 USB Tool; Does it include the ISOs? How to verify the hashes?

I recently used the Windows USB Tool from Codeplex and I noticed that there are some new ISOs in its folder. I didn't recall having the option to download ISOs, and nothing in the help page or the ...
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Hard disk recognised by laptop but can not copy/past data from it

I had a hard disk, the main disk that came with the computer. Due to power failure my computer shut down and the drive was not detected. So, I replaced it. Now I have the old drive and as I have ...
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Scan this USB for errors constant popup

Whenever I plug in my USB stick on a Windows PC, I get the message that my disk is corrupt and if I would like to fix it. Note that choosing to fix it brings up this window (I'm using a Dutch system):...
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Need help installing 14.04 Trusty from USB drive (OLD PC)

I have a friend with an IBM ThinkPad T30, and I'm trying to help him install Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Trusty Tahr from a USB drive. He's gone into the BIOS and changed all the necessary settings, and it goes ...
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Realtek HD Audio Mananger not detecting USB Headset

I have a plantronics USB headset I purchased a couple of weeks ago, however when I open Realtek HD Audio Manager, the headset (and microphone) does not show up; my speakers do though but they're not ...
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Want to build my own WiFi antenna, don't know what connector I need

I have a TP-LINK TLGWN722N WiFi USB adapter. The adapter has a connector on it so you can attach different external antennas to it. The manufacturer's website states the connector is RP-SMA. However, ...
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USB Audio Device Preventing Sleep (Windows 10)

Background I have been having issues with my computer not entering sleep and also waking from sleep since Window 8.1. I had hoped that Windows 10 would resolve these issues, but unfortunately this is ...
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Unable to launch from bootable USB on Windows 10 / Alienware

The Windows 10 preinstalled has this UEFI that disables the traditional mode of selecting the boot device order. So I am trying to follow the recommended approaches to get the USB into first position ...
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Kali in VB shows USB network adapter, but does not add it to NICS

so i have Kali in Virtualbox 5.0 And it detects my TP-LINK TL-WN722N as a USB device in lsusb. I have networkmanager set to "true" But my Kali does NOT detect it as a wireless device, which i need ...
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Reusing webcam from laptop. Need to figure out the configuration of wires

I'm trying to reuse the webcam of a faulty laptop and getting it to work with my PC. I'd like to connect the webcam to my PC via USB if that's possible. The laptop was a HP 4530s and the webcams ...
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why USB drive cannot boot from Fedora machine but can from Windows machine?

I have WD Mypassport 500GB USB removable disk. I installed Fedora 20 on it. it works fine when I boot it with my Windows machine but I cannot boot it with my Fedora machine. If I attached it to my ...
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Is it possible to restore corrupt files from USB external HDD

I have a slightly older WD MyBook external 250GB HDD, after moving it form one PC to another, then back a large majority of the file names and extensions have all turned to gibberish: Both PCs are ...
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Wi-Fi-enable a USB hard drive

I have a "smart picture frame" type of device that displays media files from a connected USB hard drive. I wonder if it is possible to stream some files to this hard drive via my home network by ...
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Powering a SATA HDD using usb y cable

Can i use This Sata and Sata Power To Usb Cable To connect my 60gb fujitsu 2.5" hdd (sata) in a Pc externally where i would connect one usb into PC and another in a samsung mobile charger adapter (...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can't read files from Kyocera TASKalfa 8001i saved to USB stick on a Mac

I'm trying to scan some documents using a Kyocera TASKalfa 8001i printer/scanner. It requires a FAT formatted USB stick to save the documents. When I save them to the stick, they are readable on a ...
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Undeletable Files on USB Drive

I just tried using my USB flash drive on my Android Device via USB-OTG, and it worked great. However, I tried re-connecting the drive to a computer, and these strangely-named files appeared. They are ...
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My 1TB WD Hard Drive has failed. Can it be fixed?

My 1TB WD hard drive contained more than 400 movies. It has failed. I used it in connection with a WD TV HD Media Player to watch the movies on my TV screen. I unplugged the drive one day without “...
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USB drive completely broken after iso burn. How to fix?

So, I attempted to burn an image of Elementary os to an 8gb flash drive. The image was about 1gb. This appears to have created a 1gb partition on the drive with the rest as unallocated space. That is ...
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Windows 10 installation via USB error

I am trying to install Windows 10 from a USB drive because I don't have a DVD. I get the error: Windows Boot Manager Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the ...
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Use different drivers for multiple USB devices with identical Vendor and Product IDs

I have two USB Bluetooth adapters that both identify themselves with the Vendor ID 0x0A12 (Cambridge Silicon Radio Ltd.), and the Product ID 0x0001. They have different 'REV' values listed under ...
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Setting up home WiFi hotspot

I’m try to set up a home WiFi hotspot using my PC as the access point. The USB adapter is installed and working and the PC is connected to the PC via a USB cable to a phone (tethering). I setup the ...
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USB flash drive still showing in This PC when disconnected

Sometimes (not always) when removing my USB flash drive it still shows in "This PC" and the disk space usage bar is missing: When reconnecting it, the disk space usage bar is still missing and ...
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Windows 8.1 stuck in a boot loop says boot device unknown

I have a Digiland DL808w 7" tablet running Windows 8.1, I recently forgot my password and decided to erase the whole tablet. After erasing the tablet got stuck in a boot loop. Now it only shows the ...
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SmartBoard 680 repeatedly disconnects when sound is played through speakers

We recently changed out a computer from Windows XP to Windows 7. I installed the SmartBoard drivers, made sure we connected to the SmartBoard just fine, and then tested it. After each button press ...
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Hard drive detected but not showing up in device and drives in computer

Recently when I tried to open a video file from my external hard drive, the explorer menu started to become 'not responding' and later, it stopped showing up in device and drives from My computer. It ...
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When I press each of the 27 VM joystick buttons, I observe no confirmation on the Windows Game Controller test screen

This afternoon: I connected the VM desktop Joystick to an USB port on a Windows desktop computer. A new hardware detection window appeared in the lower right corner of the screen called USB Input ...
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Unable to activate USB 3.0 on HP ProBook 4530s Windows 7 Ultimate

Whenever I attach my USB 3.0 Flash Drive, it shows a message stating that my device can perform better if I connect it to Super Speed USB 3.0 port. I have installed the proper drivers (see the ...
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Access a USB device on both host and guest with VirtualBox

I have an OSX host with an OSX guest using VirtualBox and have multiple mobile phone devices attached, shared to the guest. When they are shared to the guest using VirtualBox USB filters I cannot ...
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How do I disable automount in Debian 8?

I've managed to override any automounting in Debian 7 by opening GParted before connecting any USB drive or hotplugging Sata drives. But now in Debian 8, this doesn't work anymore since Gparted went ...
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Kali Linux(Live Version): Linux resets after restarting Live version?

A few hours ago I mounted a legitimate Kali Linux (x64) on a USB 3.0 32GB drive. When I boot a PC from a USB device and select the Kali Linux USB drive, I select the 'Live (amd64)' option. I ...
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create image from usb in windows?

how do I create an image from a usb stick in windows.. that I could then later write to a usb in rufus or whatever program. also I want to make an image(from a usb stick), where the image doesn't ...
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Power monitor from USB

What are the possibilities of powering a computer monitor from USB, either with one or more ports? And what would happen if the monitor does not get enough power? For example, the T2236MSC-B2 monitor ...
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Is there a simple way to connect two computers over a serial connection [with USB interfaces?]

What I'd like to do is have a cable with two male USB ports, and somehow have this act as a serial (UART) connection between two computers. One idea I've thought of is as follows: (USB -> Serial ...
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Is there an USB adapter for secondary display with RCA output?

I need to use my TV as a second monitor for my notebook. But I'd like to use the TV's AV input (RCA). My notebook's VGA output is broken, so I'll need to buy an external video adapter. I've seen many ...
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Windows 8.1 External drive seen by Device Manager but not by disk manager or explorer

I got an external drive from a family member (who usually uses it with a Mac), and when I plug it into my computer nothing happens. A couple times (trying different USB slots), a dialog popped up ...
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How to boot from USB flash via EFI?

I have setup the following partition table on flash-drive: Disklabel type: gpt Device Start End Sectors Size Type /dev/sdb1 2048 34815 32768 16M EFI System /dev/sdb2 ...
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Redirect USB audio output to the speaker | Guitar link interface

If I connect my guitar directly to the line in and use Guitar Rig 5 with ASIO, it'll use the Speakers (Realtek HD Audio) output device exclusively, meaning that I won't be able to play sounds from any ...
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Clone USB flash drive containing UDF and Fat32 paritions

Recently I was asked to clone USB flash drive (4GB). This drive contains two paritions: first is UDF (1.3GB) - which Windows 7 sees as CD-ROM drive, and the second is Fat32(2.7GB) - which looks and ...