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

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USB Legacy Support, Memtest86+ reboot, and booting from usb flash:

I'm having issues with my rig so I decided I probably should do a full hardware sanity check. I always start with Memtest86+, the very latest version. I discovered that my computer resets while ...
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Seagate Backup Plus drive 1.5TB is now 4GB, missing whole drive

I have a 1.5TB Seagate Backup Plus USB 3.0 drive that somehow is only reporting 4GB in pretty much every system util I can find (Windows Disk Management, TestDisk, GParted, etc.) The 4GB size is ...
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On Linux, how do I enforce a whitelist of USB devices?

With the things like RubberDucky, and available code to reprogram USB Flash, the USB port on my laptop is becoming a security risk. How can I begin using a whitelist of acceptable USB storage and HID ...
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USB External Battery Packs for devices other than Phones/Tablets

I'm trying to build a wireless/mobile monitor. The monitor will be included in a wheeled cart, so I have some storage very limited storage available in the cavity behind the monitor, but not much. The ...
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Installing Windows XP sp3 into USB 2.0 WD 320Gb Hard Drive

I have a HP laptop with support for 3 USB 2.0 ports. I also have a clean 320Gb WD USB 2.0 drive. The HP can boot from USB (Bios options). I used the install disk (XP SP3 bootable) and after a few ...
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How can I control which USB devices that can be used on a computer?

I want to have control over which USB devices can be used on a computer. Perhaps by providing a white list or something similar. Are there any applications for this? For example, I'd like to only ...
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USB Ubuntu Linux drive not detected on reboot, works with hard shutdown?

I'm somewhat new to the inner-workings of Linux so forgive me if this is a stupid problem. I used the instructions on Ubuntu's website to build my LiveUSB drive from scratch. It seems to work ...
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MIC not working while using BSNL 3G USB Datacard

I'm using BSNL 3G USB Datacard. While using it in Vista/Ubuntu, if I use some voice chat clients like Skype/Gtalk, the person on the other side isn't able to hear my voice. I couldn't understand the ...
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Acer laptop screen broken external monitor suddenly not working

I have an acer aspire laptop that has a broken screen, I have been using it for the last few months connected to an external monitor via VGA. I have never had any issue with this setup until the other ...
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HP EliteBook 8440P - USB ports stop working on docking station

I have a HP Elitebook 8440P running Windows XP Pro SP3. I installed it on my docking station and everything went smooth for a while. Last week, my mouse and any other USB devices stoped working ...
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Is it possile to create a Windows 7 USB installer using Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool from a Virtual Machine?

I want to download the Windows 7 professional ISO (x86), from Microsoft, and , I can do two things. Or buy a new burner , as mine doesn't work (I am trying to decide what dvd writer I could buy) or ...
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USB wireless adaptor that doesn't require CD software

Can anyone recommend a Windows XP compatible USB wireless adapter that doesn't require a CD software load. MY CD drive is broke and obviously I can't download a driver prior to having wireless ...
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USB drivers installed twice

I have a problem with usb drivers on Windows 7 64bit When I start up my laptop, the mouse I have plugged into a usb port does not work. I have to open the device manager, where there are two ...
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Changing the MAC address for a USB WWAN modem from ICE.net (D-50)

Anyone know how I can change the MAC address on a D-50 USB modem from ICE net?
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Made the USB Drive as Swap Partition, Installed it, How to undo it{Ubuntu 10.10}

Well,it was a very stupid thing to do on my part, But I made a 500 GB USB connected Hard Disk as my swap partition (thinking it will be only used during installation) and installed Ubuntu10.10. I ...
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TV and PC sharing USB external drive?

I would like to know whether it is possible to connect a LED TV and computer to a USB external drive at the same time? Ultimately it would mean nothing needs to be unplugged and I can enjoy media off ...
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UATA hard disk and IDE/SATA to USB bridge

I have a UATA hard disk and an IDE/SATA to USB bridge. Whenever I connect my hard disk it does not run, but when I do not connect the data cable but only the power the hard disk drive is running? What ...
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Make SMB look like USB pendrive

I have a satellite decoder that lets me connect a USB device to it, allowing me to copy recordings off it. Is there any way that I can somehow network this? What I suppose I am looking for is a USB ...
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Detecting USB connection automatically in a network

I am having one network in my home (10 machines) with all machines are configured with Windows XP. I want to get an automatic log from all users in the network if anybody access their USB drive. I ...
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“mount” a serial port or USB or PS/2 or parallel port on a local machine over TCP/IP

let's assume I have two boxes, both running some (any) unix variant. I have root privileges on both boxes and they are networked together. I'm using A, the other is B. I'd like to "mount" the ports ...
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Home computer can't keep internet connection with wireless usb adapter

I did some work on a computer recently that had problems keeping an internet connection. Here's what happened. I turned on the computer and there was no wireless connection. After resetting the USB ...
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Blu-Ray to NAS via USB

I have a Samsung Blu-Ray player. I like using a USB thumb drive to play slide shows, music, and videos on the home entertainment system. However, regularly copying files to the thumb drive is ...
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Seeing Black and White Playback on a Kworld UB390-A USB TV Tuner

I have a TV Tuner from KWorlds. Broadcast as in NTSC Analog and gone through the Wizard where I had to choose country. My country is there. Myanmar(NTSC-M), but I am getting B&W video only and not ...
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pendrive automount not working

There are lots of ways to disable pendrive automount. I used one, but regreted, forgot which one and now need to reenable pendrive automount. It may have been a changed setting after pressing a button ...
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Fedora12 Slow USB 2.0 Write Speed, ehci_hcd module is missing

I am using Fedora 12, the problem I am facing is USB 2.0 write speed. I have a dual boot system with Windows XP and Fedora 12. USB 2.0 write speed in Windows XP is much faster then what I am getting ...
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Techniques to find out USB 2.0 power issues

I have a Dell Precision T3400 on Windows Xp Pro Sp3 and whenever i connect an external Hard drive, it dies after a few seconds. However the drive works fine in other computers. How can I debug USB ...
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Windows 7 Not Recognizing Camera Nor iPhone as Camera

I've been struggling with this one for a few days. I've recently upgraded an older computer to Windows 7 Home Premium. Neither my digital camera (A Canon SD1200IS) nor iPhone are ever detected as ...
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HP Usb storage Format tool : Error

I have a 2 GB Kingston Usb drive. This is working fine- I am able to format and access from 'My computer' I am trying to format this drive using HP USB Storage format tool to load a bootable image ...
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rs232 PTZ cameras software program for control

Does anyone know of a program that would allow you to control multiple IR cameras via usb (computer jack) to rs232 (camera hardware)? We have a cameraswitcher, very low key, that I can press buttons ...
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Can't transfer images from a camera connected to a USB 2 port on a PCMCIA adapter

I have an old laptop (HP OmniBook vt6200, Windows XP professional, SP2) that only has USB 1 ports. Transferring pictures from a digital camera is too slow, so I thought of trying one of ...
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UEFI BIOS won't recognize USB

I recently tried to install Kali Linux from a live USB. This didn't go too well. I used Rufus to create a live cd on my USB from the Kali Linux ISO. Then I rebooted, and went into BIOS to boot from ...
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How do check if USB and internet ports work with linux?

I've heard that if the USB ports stop working in windows they can be checked via linux. How can that be done? Does it matter which OS I install?
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window installation with usb

two days ago I bought samsung laptop I don't know Korea language Therefore I want to replace another window with English language I want to replace new window 8.1 with usb but it cann't boot how to ...
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USB 3.0 Ethernet Gigabit Adapter Showing Slow Network Speeds

I have an NIC card that was working perfectly fine using Windows 7 and I was getting 50-60Mbps on speedtest.net. I upgraded to 8.1 and for some reason I keep getting an error: This device cannot find ...
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USB 3.0 not going past the speed of USB 2.0

I have a WD My Passport Ultra, which I know can reach 100MB/s easily while connected to USB 3.0 port, but I'm getting 40MB/s on 3.0 and 2.0 ports. What may be the problem? I run Fedora 18 (32 bit (on ...
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Samsung tablet & an USB RFID reader (powered through USB). Can I use an “USB Y cable”?

Can I use an USB Y cable to charge the tablet and to connect tablet to the RFID reader at the other end?Currently works fine when both are connected directly but solution is not sustainable, the ...
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'Active Directory Domain Service unavailable'

i installed a usb printer driver in a laptop running Windows vista Home Premium, 32bit. installation completed successfully but the printer doesn't respond to any print order giving error messages ...
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How to clean USB flash drive from infections safely without loosing files/documents inside

How to clean USB flash drive from infections safely without loosing files/documents inside? When I connect usb drives there are shortcuts, exe files and hidden files so i want to make un-hidden, ...
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Want to use my ADSL modem as WiFi router when I use internet through other USB modem

I have a DSL DG-BG4100N modem. I use internet through other USB CDMA modem. Now I want to access this connection on my laptop through WiFi without disconnecting it from my desktop. How can I use the ...
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Hardrive test using Gsmartcontrol

Few weeks ago, my laptop hanged all of a sudden while transferring files from an external harddisk. After i restarted, there was a black screen which showed insert boot device. I checked the boot ...
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My usb flash drive (Lexar) has very important documents from my Grad.

The flash drive I am using for Graduate school (has my life on it) is telling me to format the drive. I have already done this and if I do it again, I will lose all the data. How do I fix this?
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Run programs from windows installation disk on usb

Is it possible to install a windows 7 iso to a usb with the linux program WinUsb , and put a program like a game or something also on that USB? Ok, I know that is possible, so I guess what I am ...
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Asus T3-M2NC51PV usb boot

I try to boot a centos netinstall image from a pendrive, without success. I set the usb as the booting device. I tried to set how the system sees the usb device, as cdrom or hdd, and I tried all the ...
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Curious about lsusb output

I ran lsusb on my Linux (Ubuntu) machine and here is my result: Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 001 ...
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How can I boot a bootable windows 7 installer usb

I have a bootable usb windows 7 installer. It is working in another computer with windows 7. I want to boot it from a computer with zorin OS but I can't. I can see it from my bios menu and I can set ...
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Could you modify a file from a game in this manner?

What I am about to ask is probably going to sound like science fiction, but if I grab a usb, hook it up to my xbox and copy (for example) madden 15 to it. Then I plug it into my computer and open it ...
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USB drive stop working after making bootable

After making my USB drive bootable using WinToFlash, it has stopped working. My laptop now cannot detect the USB.
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Windows prompts to format a USB flash drive containing a valid file system

I've got my Windows 7 Operating System acting weird lately, when I insert a USB flash drive, it says that I must format it although it already has a valid file system. I've tested them on my friends' ...
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Can I recover my files without software?

I used a PC with Windows 7 to move files from an external HDD to an USB flash drive, which I no longer possess. I've since used the external HDD. How do I restore these files? The files were moved by ...
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How to use Pendrive in a USB disabled Computer?

The computer (study lab computer) that I am using has its USB disabled, hence I cannot run or copy the programs that I have in my pen-drive. How can I run or view the contents in my pen drive. ...