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

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After an error with rufus, my 8GB USB shows as an 8MB usb and will not format?

I was using rufus to create a windows 8.1 bootable usb, using a new 8gb usb. Half way through the program gave an unidentified error and then when trying to re start the process and checking the ...
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Windows ERD caused USB ports to stop being recognized

I have a computer running Windows XP and I don't know the administrator password. So, I used the Windows ERD disk to reset it. Unfortunately, this has caused a rather large problem as the OS no ...
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Use USB printing support as a com device

I have a piece of hardware that can output content from its parallel port. I have a need to consume the data using a USB cable connected to my PC. So I connected the machine with a USB to Parallel ...
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Do all USB 3.0 micro cables use that weird double connector on the small end?

Example image: There's really not much else to say but SU requires a minimum of characters.
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Cloning USBoot prepared USB stick to internal hard drive

Is is possible to clone an installation of Windows XP, prepared with USBoot and put on a usb flash drive, to an internal IDE hard drive?
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Can't Boot from USB Flash Drive & my BIOS is unlike any other

I believe I'm doing everything correctly, but I must be missing something. I have a Kingston DataTraveler 3.0 8gb flash drive formatted in FAT32 to boot Kali Linux (with Linux Live USB Creator). I ...
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Turn an existing USB into a virtual USB for OS X Yosemite

To use the application TVPaint you are required to have the USB, that it's paired with, plugged into to the computer at all times during use. For my own convenience and to not risk losing the USB, I ...
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Making USB extension cables using UTP cable

I know that it's possible to make extension cables for pretty much anything using regular UTP Cable, it's just a matter of matching both ends of the cable and that's it; but by researching a little ...
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Does a USB 3.0 connection require a USB 3.0 cord?

Does a USB 3.0 connection require a USB 3.0 cord to reach USB 3.0 speeds? Will any USB cord support any USB 3.0 device?
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Send realtime keystrokes to machine from external source without installing software on that machine? Perhaps a USB dongle that registers as keyboard?

I have a few bare-bones systems running legacy software on creaking hardware. I want to be able to automate a lot of tasks by using auto hotkey scripts for tasks that currently, must be performed ...
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USB device driver module getting killed while executing insmod?

While running make, it is showing no warnings or errors, but when I am inserting the basic USB device driver module inside the running kernel, then I am getting a "killed" message. Here is my code: ...
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Boost wifi range from laptop to connect to university network from my home

I bought a Netgear R7000 hoping that I could use it to access my University network from my home, which is very close to the university (across the street). Netgear technical support showed me how to ...
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Booting a USB from the Grub command prompt

I have a USB drive that I know is bootable (tested it on a different PC), but because of an ancient BIOS, I am unable to set it as a boot device in the BIOS settings. The computer I am using has GRUB ...
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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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Windows drive unallocated after moving drive to external on USB 3.0

I have swapped the HDD in my laptop with an SSD and reinstalled Windows. I was hoping to put the old HDD into a USB 3.0 enclosure and transfering some files over, but the drive shows up as ...
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New PC, boots fine, but no USB devices work AsRock H61m-itx

I just bought a second hand PC Mobo : ASRock H61m-itx UEFI P1.70 Intel CPU G870 It boots fine, but no USB devices actually work. They receive power ( the mouse becomes illuminated etc ). The ...
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Weird USB cable (usage?)

3 years ago I went volunteering and brought back this weird USB cable and in those 3 years i never could figure out how to use this USB cable and what is the purpose of its disposition. So... what do ...
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Cannot format read-only USB; 'Error calling fsync(2) on /dev/sdb: Input/output error ' when I try to format the drive

I'm trying to format this USB, when I plug it in it mounts and I can read what's on it, but can't write to it or delete anything (read-only error). First I tried the normal 'Disk utility' - unmount - ...
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My system is not listing boot-able USB device in BIOS boot device list

I have a ASUS S56C ultrabook and i was trying to install the windows 8.1 through a pendrive. First the device was listed but it gave me error of GPT partition.. so i have converted my ssd disk to MBR. ...
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space not showing up with data ive transfered

ok so i recently order a what i thought was 100g memory stick i set about moving pictures off my computer on to this stick it run ito thousands now stupidly i deleted the file on the computer cause i ...
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USB DAC output audio only in right ear

I have a U-Sabre Mini V1.0 USB DAC : http://goo.gl/2rc5bq -connected on left side usb of my laptop: left speaker doesn't work -connected on right side usb: both speakers work Both usb ports are USB ...
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Unable to mount windows hard drive on linux live usb

I am fully shutting down windows with "shutdown /s /t 0". I also tried "shutdown /s /f /t 0" I then insert my linux live usb and boot from it. Everything works fine, but when I try to access my ...
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Install Samsung Android Note 2 MTP INF driver for Win XP in to Win7 - Win10 is using the same exact driver?

I am troubleshooting Windows 7 64-bit MTP support for Samsung Note 2 with DN4 ROM. Those who Google Samsung android MTP support for Win 7 will discover that this is a very long standing and unsolved ...
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How to boot from usb?

I have a bootable usb device. I attach it to pc, and open bios settings. My settings are : Advanced USB Configuration legacy usb support - enabled xhcı pre-boot mode - enabled Boot ...
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How to install ubuntu from usb?

I have windows 8.1 and ubuntu 12.04. I want to install ubuntu 14.04 on 12.04. I downloaded .iso file and unetbootin. I made a bootable usb using unetbootin. I want to install ubuntu but pc don't ...
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Put USB to PC Front Panel

I am going to DIY my PC case. But this problem happens to stock cases also. For example, I use the Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H-BK motherboard. It has 2x USB 3.0 and 4x USB 2.0 ports through the internal ...
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Can a USB charging port support a HUB for additonal charging?

Useful and helpful info regarding USB charging. I googled my question and found this site but did not see an answer for my specific question. Here goes.... I have a power strip (surge suppressor) ...
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Auto execute program when usb is plugged in

As in the title I need to execute a program inside a USB when it is plugged in a PC. I don't refer to autorun. Example: I plug in my PC an USB which contains runme.exe (or .bat), a program that writes ...
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POST hangs on certain install media

I'm trying to install OpenBSD 5.7 on a laptop. I have a USB drive that I am using for the installation media. When I plug in the USB drive with OpenBSD on it, the POST process hangs indefinitely. When ...
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USB 3.0 ports function as USB 2.0 ports on Windows 7 — trying to fix via DeviceMgr & downloads from Intel website [duplicate]

My question is actually a follow-up to the question-and-answer poisted by a fellow at this superuser URL, USB 3.0 ports function as USB 2.0 ports on Windows 7 with an Intel USB 3.0 xHCI Controller ...
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How Can I Reuse A Bootable USB Drive

Is is possible to format a USB drive with Debian on it and use it for Ubuntu? I've tried that before with different Linus distributions, but it ended up trying to boot into the old bootable operating ...
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Sound only works when I constantly change my volume

I have an issue where I can only hear sounds when I constantly change my volume on the slider. If I don't change my volume, then my audio fades away in about two seconds. Can someone help me fix this ...
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Symbolic link on a USB stick automatically adding extra characters upon opening

I'm trying to create a relative symbolic link to an html file. Both the symbolic link and the file are to be stored on a USB stick (i want it to open on any computer). I successfully created the ...
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Asus AC66R Wireless router won't recognized Western Digital My Passport external hard drive

I have an Asus AC66R Wireless router. It has 2 USB ports for sharing data on external hard drives. I have a Seagate Free Agent (1TB) external hard drive. The router detects it, and it works fine. I ...
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USB not working with a 3D printer

I got an Ultimaker Original+ 3D printer, which works fine when connected to my Windows 7 PC. But when I connect it to my Mint Linux PC, it isn't detected at all: Cura (the 3D printing software) is not ...
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Port configuration for USB 3.0 Camera setup

I'm building a setup with 10 USB 3.0 5MP color cameras and need to connect all of it to a single desktop computer running latest Linux kernel. By trial and error, I've found out that 3-4 cameras per ...
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Can't format partition containing Gpart Live on USB

I have Gpart live on a USB and used tuxboot to make it bootable. I'm running Windows 7. The USB is recognized in Windows 7 and I can browse the files using Explorer on the USB. I can also add files ...
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Convert USB Removeable flash disk to HDD?

I want to convert an "Removeable media flash disk" to HDD so it'll work as hard disk not flash disk. I don't need it for pc as local disk I need it for Wii for games. But Wii does not load games from ...
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USB-Stick to install Windows 8.1 and CentOS 7.1

I have found tutorials to crate install-media (USB-sticks) for Windows 8.1 and CentOS 7. I now wonder if it is possible to create 2 partitions A and B on my USB-Stick, such that I can copy Installer ...
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How do you disconnect a USB drive when getting a “this device is currently in use” without Unlocker?

This question was asked three years ago and the suggested Unlocker has since (March 2015) been described by HowToGeek as only available with malware wrappers. I need a methodology described to do it ...
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USB Port not charging Galaxy S5 Tab

My Galaxy S5 Tablet will not charge through the USB port 2 0r 3 although it charges normally through the wall connection. How can I test the power output of a USB 3 port. My PC is a very high spec ...
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Faulty USB ports, fixes?

I have a 5 years old laptop whose USB ports are temperamental. With some things, like external HDD, or USB drives, I often need to play around with the USB to get it functioning. For other things, ...
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Linuxmint (could be say 17 mate 64 bit but assume 13 mate 64 bit for now) installation on a usb hard disk

Assume a standard desktop or a laptop that has the ability to disable secureboot and has the ability to boot from usb. I have an old 2.5 inch hard disk drive (unformatted - not even the partition ...
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No operating system found when booting from USB

I have a Dell Inspiron N4010 laptop running Phoenix BIOS. I downloaded the Windows 7 x64 ISO to create a bootable USB. I did this under OS X by following the instructions from this website: ...
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I think I fried my laptop but I'm not sure [closed]

Help I think fried a laptop from the usb port and I started thinking dont laptops have surge protectors if so it's it repair able because I need money and I want to sell it
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how do I clone an external drive to import into VirtualBox?

In a Wondows 8.1 installation, I can type the following to create a SATA controller which will pull the contents of a detached hard drive into a VirtualBox Virtual Machine: cd ...
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Connect PCIe devices to Macbook pro

I have a Macbook Pro retina and I want to connect a PCIe based wireless card to it . Actually I want use a wireless card supports the ath9k open source driver. There are multiple devices but most of ...
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I'm hoping to turn a USB stick into a multi-partition (4+), multi-boot tool. How do I properly set it up?

There are a lot of links about multi-boot, multi-OS USB drives and various tools to create them. What they don't explain in detail is how to, or whether or not it's possible to, properly partition and ...
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Unable to initialize libusb: -99 und Microzed-Board running Linux

I have a microzed ARM-Board running a custom Image based on Debian Jessie with a 3.17 kernel. I need to use a wifi-stick with the board (I currently have an EDIMAX EW-7711UAn, but I guess i could use ...
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Is it possible to mount a ntfs drive by name?

So I am currently using ntfs-3g /dev/sdb1 /home/mountpoint/ to mount an external usb drive. But what I want to be able to do is mount it using its volume name, in my head it would look something like ...