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

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How to share an external USB drive over network in OS X?

I have an external USB drive mounted on my Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" box. I want to share a folder on this volume to another OS X computer over LAN. How is it possbile? If I simply enable the ...
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Windows 7 cannot view FAT32 formatted bootable usb drive

I'm having some issue where when I run bootsect with a command line of "bootsect.exe /nt52 : /force /mbr", then Windows 7 (the comp I'm running bootsect on) can no longer view the contents of the usb ...
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Can't set-up Wifi Adhoc on my Raspberry Pi with an USB dongle

I am trying to set-up an access point (ad-hoc) for my Raspberry Pi. That means I'm trying to "share" the ethernet connection over Wi-Fi. I am doing this using my Ralink Technology, Corp. RT2501/RT2573 ...
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creating UEFI USB Boot stick using rufus option gives errors

I am trying to install windows 7 from a USB UEFI stick that I tried to create in vain. I read other posts on creating UEFI USB Boot sticks and found Rufus the most convenient option . However , Rufus ...
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Different USB device behaviour on two machines

I have DVR which connected to PC via mini-USB cable. When I connect it to my home PC, DVR turns on, Windows makes the "recognize device" sound and then DVR turns off. If I connect DVR to my laptop, ...
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What exactly happens when you “mount” a drive?

What underlying things happen when you mount a drive. Even when a drive isnt mounted, it is visible to the computer (such as sudo fdisk -l / diskutil -list). When a drive is mounted, is all that is ...
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USB pen drive not detected

I have an HP Pro 3130MT running Windows 7. My USB pen drives work fine on any other computer except this one. Sometimes is says something like "..device driver installation failed" and sometimes it ...
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Unable to get Linux Live installation media to properly boot from USB on 2006 iMac

I'm trying to dual boot linux on a 2006 iMac. I have tried Arch, Ubuntu, and Fedora. I originally created the Arch USB installation media following the instructions in the Arch Beginner's Guide. ...
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usb-creator-kde fail to install bootable kubuntu

I want to install a bootable kubuntu 12.04.3 LTS on my Kingston flash drive (1,9GB storage). I've already tried it twice so far and the flash drive didn't start from USB, although I made sure that ...
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USB - Harddrive - How to use a USB Flash drive as a HDD harddrive?

As you see in the picture below, Windows knows which devices are USB's and which devices are hard drives. How can I make this USB into a hard drive? Can I format it or something? I need to do this ...
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USB harddisk reconnecting at random moments

I'm using an external USB box for one of my harddisks in Windows 7. At random moments, windows shows me the popup asking me what I want to do with the connected USB drive. It seems Windows somehow ...
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USB and Ethernet, which is more CPU intensive?

When I connect 2 PCs with each other through a 1GigE crossover cable and transfer large files (often larger than 1GB) through FTP, I often got transfer speed of around 70MB/s, which is likely limited ...
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Seeking a solution to automatically copy files from the cd-rom disk to the USB drive once it's connected

I plan to distribute a free CD that automatically copies files to a connected usb device. This process will be done on the computers of the users that obtain the cd. The CD will contain an autorun.ini ...
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Start Anew with my USB stick

This story starts with me taking my USB stick to work and unplugging it by accident in the middle of a file transfer. The USB stopped working completely, now I have Linux Ubuntu on my Laptop at home ...
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Sharing an Internet connection with VirtualBox

I connect to the Internet using a WiMAX USB dongle. Sadly, the USB doesn't work on Linux. Can I, in principle, use VMWare or Virtualbox to install and run a Windows machine from Linux and connect to ...
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USB ports fail to recognize on wake

Whenever I hibernate or sleep my computer -- and then wake it up, all USB ports don't recognize anything. For example, my usb printer will not recognize, my phone will say it's charging (but not ...
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How do I recover missing partition. Windows 8 with recovery USB?

i bought a Samsung laptop with Windows 8 preinstalled. After a year I removed Windows 8 and installed Windows 7. Before removing Windows 8, I made a Windows 8 recovery USB. Now I want to get back my ...
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Booting Ubuntu from USB, how can I remove its ability to mess with the hard drive?

I have installed Ubuntu on a USB drive to create myself a sandbox environment away from my normal computer. Ubuntu can browse the contents of my normal hard drive however, which I don't like. How ...
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Barcode scanner with RS232 interface not working with USB adapter

I used RS232 interface of barcode scanner (Datalogic QD2100), for my project but a problem arises. The manual given with this barcode scanner has certain barcodes for mode setting (scan mode-flashing, ...
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Need Assistance on ASUS K55V USB ports not working

I have an Asus K55V laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium x64. Whenever I try to use a mouse (or any other USB device), it doesn't work because of a driver problem. The automatic update tries to update ...
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How to backup on a external hard drive that is not always connected?

I am looking for a backup software that detects if my USB-Hard drive is connected and then starts a backup. Windows 7 can backup on external hard drive, but if the hard drive is not connected it just ...
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Can't change volume of sound card

I got a new external USB soundcard. It's a Turtle Beach Audio Advantage Micro II. It was a simple plug-and-play thing. I'm using Windows 7. The moment I plugged it in, Windows recognized it and I ...
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Formatted USB flash drive with Disk Utility on Mac and now it is not recognized on any Mac or Windows machine

I have formatted Canyon CN-MP4A USB flash drive with Disk Utility on Mac and now it is not recognized on any Mac or Windows machine. I have formatted with Disk Utility > drive > Erease > ...
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USB (recognized as RAW)

When I plug in a flash drive Windows sees the drive but when I try to access that drive shows that it is unformatted. I've tried at least four kinds of flash drives and all have the same problem ...
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Cannot access 3TB Barracuda after moving from internal SATA to external USB

I have a very similar problem to Matt's problem here. I had 2 Barracuda XT 3TB SATA drives in my desktop PC running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. I sold the PC but kept the drives and bought a USB 3.0 ...
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Is there a tool for mac which checks the true size of a usb flash drive or sdhc card?

I need to check an SDHC card. Is there a tool for mac which checks the true size of a usb flash drive or sdhc card?
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Memory stick not showing in My Computer

I'm using Windows 8 64 bit Pro edition. I have a Sony memory stick which isn't showing up in my computer section. If I open Device manager I can see the stick there named as a mass memory device. I ...
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Better USB 3G stick means better internet speed?

Currently I use prepaid 3G flat internet with some crappy ZTE USB 3G stick. The package I have is advertised as 10Mbit/s, and the modem is limited to 7.2Mbit/s. Speed is nowhere near that and I didn't ...
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Can I install mobo drivers from a USB and if so how?

I want to reinstall my OS (windows 7 64 bit) but I lost my drivers for my Mobo. Is there a way to put them on a USB jump drive and install them from that after I've formatted my HDD? How can I do this ...
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Why do I have to manually install basic usb drivers everytime I switch a devices USB port in Windows XP?

When I say basic USB devices, I am talking about your standard keyboard, mouse, thumb drive. Nothing special or exotic. They will appear in Device Manager with an !, error code 1, saying that they ...
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Read-only permission on USB

I have an Encrypted USB pin drive. I need to change permissions in the folder and file in such a way that they are no read-only. I use Windows 7 and when I click Properties, for that drive I see a ...
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Dell XPS randomly freezes – Mouse, keyboard and USB ports lose power until reboot

I have a Dell XPS 4435MT desktop. It randomly freezes – and it happens shortly after startup, mostly less than 10 minutes. When it freezes, mouse and keyboard have no power anymore. The USB ports on ...
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Write Fedora.iso to USB and boot it from a Macbook

I have an .iso image of the full Fedora 16 install (Downloaded from http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-options#formats as "Fedora 16 DVD") and the question now is: How do I write it on a USB ...
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Different performance for different USB 2.0 devices

I copied a 3.5GB file from my SATA HD to my Seagate USB 2.0 external HD in about 3 minutes. I copied the same 3.5GB file from my SATA HD to my USB 2.0 SanDisk Cruzer and it took more than 15 minutes. ...
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Broken and missing prongs from usb ports

can i get replacement slots that fit in usb ports the prongs are bent and unworking on 1 port and the other came out when charging a device in port.When trying to retrieve it. the pronged plastic ...
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Scanner directly to printer

Is there any way possible to connect a business card scanner to a printer, bypassing a computer? The scanner is set up to scan without being connected to a computer. It has 512 MB built in memory. The ...
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Fetch videos from sony handycam to linux

I've got a Sony Handycam DCR-DVD101. When I plug connect the USB cable to my laptop (Ubuntu 10) it doesn't mount any storage device. If I run usb-devices, I see: T: Bus=02 Lev=02 Prnt=02 Port=00 ...
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how to launch app from USB with no admin rights

I want to know if there is any way to launch applications (portable ones) from a USB device, I have to mention that I am a normal user, and the box's administrator has blocked launching apps from a ...
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USB ports no longer work on the hp dx5150s (slimline)

On my pc, all USB ports no longer work on the hp dx5150s (slimline). I have checked all the USB devices and they work on other PC's. I have made sure all USB ports are enabled on the BIOS. If you ...
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Concerning persistence size in the Linux Live Creator

Message : Hello everyone! I have ,for the last several months, used the Linux Live USB Creator which it is a very useful app to make portable OS on to flash drives. I mostly use this application to ...
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USB Controller drivers do not reinstall after desinstallation

After plugging in an Apple Keyboard on a Win XP running PC, all USB ports stopped functioning. Steps that failed: Updating drivers Rollback drivers Uninstalling the USB Controller drivers and ...
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Acronis True Image 9 booted from USB doesn't work

When I try to make a HDD backup using Acronis True Image 9 booted from a USB flash drive, it says something like: Cannot perform the operation because this is the unregistered trial version. ...
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HD working with IDE USB adapter but not recognised by bios

I have a Windows XP Pentium III desktop with two hard drives. The first one has the OS and is luckily working. The second drive on the secondary master IDE channel few days back was unable to read ...
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BIOS doesn't detect USB CD-DVD

I have a GIGABYTE w566 laptop, and I do not know how to find out what my Intell Chipset is, and my problem actually is that at boot time my computer does not detect the USB LG (super-multi) CD-DVD ...
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Windows XP SP3 Keyboard stops working

Here's the strangest thing I have yet to see in 20+ yrs of computer repairs. My in-laws Windowsx XP SP3 has stopped recognizing keyboards. The keyboards work fine in the BIOS, during the boot select ...
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How can USB 3G modems reach high speeds through a virtual serial port?

I'm a bit puzzled about the virtual COM ports used by modern high speeds USB devices that creates several serial interfaces, one of which is used for data transfer. A modern 3G/4G USB modem can reach ...
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Windows 8 - Driver conflict issue

Recently, all USB devices stopped working on my laptop. Devices are powered but not working. Mice, drives, keyboards, and all other devices. For example, when I plug a mouse in, it is identified ...
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File hiding virus for USB

Every time i connect any USB flash drive the files become hidden i know how to view the files but i cant get that damn virus from my PC i believe that this a virus so i installed Avira 2014 and ...
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USB not working? Or something else?

I recently bought a 32GB USB. And it seems that it's from a rejected stock: My USB detects fine in Windows, and even writes and reads files and folders. But, I can't change the format from FAT32 to ...
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Hot Swappable Drive

So I have a Laptop whose password I have forgotten. It turns out though that his BIOS is password protected too so since I can't open the case and reset the BIOS jumpers. I will have to format it. ...