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

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What is the purpose of the Enum\USB\ROOT_HUB Registry key and why do system processes access it

One of our Domain Controllers is throwing the following event message twice almost everyday for a couple of weeks now: PROCESS NAME : C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe SESSION ID : -1 DOMAIN NAME : ...
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No connection in USB. NC port is confusing me a lot

I have a USB problem. The USB will not work at all even if I plug it in and restart it. I need help because the NC connector will be off and i dont know what to do with it
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How reclaim a bricked USB stick

I used the USB Stick formatter on a linux system to format a USB stick (Kingston DataTraveler). Everything appeared to succeed, but now when I plug it in, it no longer is recognized. I've tried ...
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Samsung New PC Studio won't recognize unlocked SGH-A847 cell phone

My wife bought a used Samsung Rugby II (SGH-A847) to replace her old one of the same model (because she loves her old flip-phone and doesn't want a smart phone). To access data on the phone from a ...
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What makes a USB pendrive bootable? [duplicate]

Note that this is not about software/partition/bootable flag issues. I have just flashed three different USB sticks of different brands with the same bootable image (dd if=foo.img of=/dev/sdd). In ...
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Windows XP - disabling USB storage…for some

I'm looking for advice concerning my current plan of action. The problem: A number of critical and sensitive computers run XP still, and I would like to disable USB storage on them such that admins ...
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External Hard Drive Stops Responding During Copy when on an Powered USB Hub

During file copy tasks from the main hard drive of my computer to an external hard drive, the copy process will suddenly drop to zero and never pick up again. This happens consistently on any largish ...
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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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Is the USB NIC radio toggle controlled via the registry in Windows 7?

I have a Panda Wireless PAU05 802.11n USB stick. In my Windows 7 laptop, when I close the lid the laptop hibernates and when I resume the wireless radio is always reset to disabled (see image). ...
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Partitioning a USB Drive

I've read other answers; none of which answer my question for different limitations. Goal: Partition a USB to 3 sections: Data (FAT32) , Kon Boot (Bootable with EFI), Linux Live CD (Bootable with ...
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iXCC Predator USB mouse shutting off

So I just picked up a new iXCC Predator USB mouse to replace my CMStorm devastator. I plugged it in, it was very smooth for about 10 minutes. Until it started shutting off randomly, it works when I ...
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Change screen brightness when monitor is connected via USB

I have a Lenovo with one HDMI port and one VGA port and 3 USB 3.0 ports. I am trying to hook up two monitors to it. I plugged in one monitor through the HDMI and one through a USB-HDMI converter. 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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Trouble hooking up a Logitech serial steering wheel to my PC

I recently got my hands on an old Logitech steering wheel, but I can't seem to get it to work properly. It connects to the PC with a serial port but my PC doesn't have one, so I bought a serial to USB ...
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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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Is it possible to get an internal usb port into my notebook?

I have a special piece of hardware that I soldered together and I have built it into my notebook. The problem is: The device requires to be connected to the computer via USB. At the moment I have a ...
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why is my pocket wifi huawei e5330 so slow?

I have a pocket wifi huawei e5330 that can't get downloaded bandwidth results more than 1MB. I tried it so many times in ookla and in different places. (I'm in the Philippines, and yes internet here ...
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Boot from USB, and then run DOS version of Ghost

I have a Boot CD with a DOS version of Ghost in it (Ghost 11). I used to use it for booting a PC, running Ghost from there, and creating an image of a hard drive partition. I did that under Win Vista, ...
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HP Prodesk 600 G2 SFF USB ports not reacting to device insertion

I'm reimaging an HP ProDesk 600 G2 SFF for work, and everything works except the USB 3 ports on the back, and all of the front-facing USB ports. The only ports that consistently work are the USB 2.0 ...
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What can I do about these system log errors from a USB device?

It's a cooling pad. It works. It would be nice if the hub part works but I don't mind either way. Can I do anything about the errors please? Mar 28 17:25:43 laptop kernel: [100918.000927] usb 1-6: ...
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Wireless keyboard / mouse non-responsive for 10 - 15 seconds on resume from sleep

Whenever my windows 7 SP1 PC comes out of sleep, my Logitech wireless keyboard and mouse are unresponsive for around 10 - 15 seconds. Not the end of the world I know, but it never used to do this and ...
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How to have Safe Remove icon in the system tray in Windows 10?

In my installation there is no Safe Remove icon in the system tray. It is not hidden, simply there is no such icon. (I checked in "Notifications & actions" and there is no such icon in the list, ...
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Windows Seven Usb Installation Media 32 and 64 Bit

I'd like to make an usb installation media for both windows 7 32 bit and windows 7 64 bit and put into each one all the updates I could find. I know how to do it with one version of the os 32 bit or ...
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Strange behaviour of USB HDD in Win7

So what happens is that my external drive continuously drops in and out since about a week. But i had this device running without a problem for over a year. And also i didnt make major changes to the ...
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Bootable Usb Thumb Drive

I have a 'gotcha' type question. I want to make a Kali Linux bootable usb thumb drive on Mac. What would happen if I take it out after I boot into Kali? The reason I ask is because my wifi adapter I ...
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Soft killed USB flashdrive

I flashed Chromium OS on my flash-drive, installed it on my laptop and then formatted the flash-drive in Windows. While formatting error occurred which killed my flash. When I insert it in PC it ...
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(External USB) HDD not accessible as usual after strange behaviour

first of all, I'm using Linux (but have access to a Windows PC as well). During some data transfer, my external USB hard disk drive (NTFS formatted) suddenly was no more accessible, I could not ...
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Cannot enter LUKS passphrase on encrypted system with a normal USB keyboard

I have a strange issue here which I cannot explain: I bought a new keyboard (Cherry Stream 3) which was intended to replace an IMHO very similar keyboard: a Cherry G-224. I'm running an encrypted ...
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Pen drive not showing any data but it shows that much space allocated. in cmd dir also not showing files

Pen drive not showing any data but it shows that much space allocated. In a cmd shell dir is also not showing files. I tried -h -r -s /s /d g:\*.* But its not working: ''-h'' is not ...
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Why does disabling ATA fixes “run_interrupt_driven_hooks still waiting after 60 seconds for xpt_config” in FreeBSD?

Why did it work? Why did the 5. step solve the problem? What is so special about disabling ATA which removed the run_interrupt_driven_hooks still waiting after 60 seconds for xpt_config error? My ...
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Getting UEFI BIOS boot order consistency when attaching/removing USB?

I'm trying to use a USB to determine which OS should be loaded; i.e. when the USB is plugged in, Windows should load, and when it's not plugged in, Ubuntu should load. Booting from respective media ...
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Do KVM switches work with 144Hz Gsync gaming monitors?

I have a monitor that does 144Hz and Gsync at 2560x1440. It only uses displayport to support these features. Assuming I get a KVM that works with DisplayPort, if I use the KVM with this monitor, will ...
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Can/How do I utilize external hard drives >9TB with Windows 8.1?

I currently have several external hard drives in use, either as storage (constantly connected) or removable back-ups kept in a safe for security (all are WD "My Book" brand and the oldest is probably ...
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How to make a symbolic link to an USB device under Windows? [duplicate]

Scenario: I use a PC running Windows (10). I run git. git looks up the directory %USERPROFILE%\.ssh for the private keys. Problem: I want to keep my keys on my removable USB drive. I can make a ...
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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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Is it possible to use an M.2 to USB adapter designed for SSD with a WiFi card?

I've got a M.2 (NGFF) WiFi card and I would like to use it on my PC, which, however, does not have such a port. I know there are M.2 to USB adapters, but AFAIK they are designed to connect SSD cards, ...
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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 ...
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What is the maximum USB capacity that can be used with car stereo? [closed]

What is the maximum USB cap that can be used in a car stereo that is formated with FAT32? Is there any such limitation in terms of a size that can be used? e.g. 32GB, 64GB...
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Is it safe to defragment platter-based USB hard drives?

Occasionally defragmenting internal IDE/EIDE/ATA/SATA/SATA2/SATA3/etc platter-based hard drives is often a recommended practice. What about external USB/USB2/USB3 platter-based hard drives? Is it a ...
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Putting my computer in another room for noise

Why? I'm not getting any younger, and the older I get, the more sensitive my ears become. Right now, if I don't sleep with ear-plugs, I get migraines the next day. I used to be a game enthusiast, so I ...
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How do you resize an already created .img file?

I'm installing Android-x86 onto a 64GB USB stick, and as anyone who uses it knows, its installer only allows you to make a 2GB storage partition. Is there any EASY way to change the size of this .img ...
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wireless adapter keeps disconnecting on ubuntu 15.10

I have ubuntu 15.10 os on my laptop, after doing an upgrade from 15.04. my problem is with the network adapter, I'm using a alpha wifi usb adapter, it was working perfectly with ubuntu 15.04 after ...
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v4l2 Identifying /dev/video* via lsusb

I'm writing a script that must use a particular camera plugged in to my system. $ lsusb|grep C930e Bus 001 Device 011: ID 046d:0843 Logitech, Inc. Webcam C930e How can one programatically discover ...
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USBProber replacement in El Capitan

There used to be a useful utility called USBProber for OS X, but I can no longer locate it. I am assuming it has been replaced by another utility, but I am not sure what Apple replaced it with or ...
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5400rpm HDD speeds in a USB 3.0 connectivity enclosure

I plan to replace my laptop's 5400rpm HDD with an SSD in the near future. I then want to make the old HDD an external HDD. I want to get it to work with USB 3.0. Will I get better speeds from my ...
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USB ports stopped working

Suddenly all my lap top usb ports stopped working .. when I try to insert a mouse or joypad or flash memory or any thing else just nothing happens ! It doesnt even say windows cant recognize a usb ...
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Android tablet micro usb port = usb devices + connection to PC possible?

I am developping an app on tablets that dialogs with usb devices. My tablet only has a micro USB port. I use that port to connect the usb devices. My question is : is it possible to have a cable that ...
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Is there any reason why Linux distros can reconize USB devices instantly, but Windows takes 1+ minutes to?

I have many USB drives and adapters. I often need to use them in a variety of places (library, home, someone's laptop, so on). It always seems to take Windows (7, 8, 10) over 1 minute to recognize any ...