USB is a universal, general interface standard for connecting peripheral devices to PCs.

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How do I fix “A USB port reset request failed.” for all USB devices connected

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad S430 with an Intel 4000, 7 series chipset. This is running Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit. My USB ports began to have trouble recognising when I connected devices around a month or ...
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All USB devices stop working for a few seconds

For some reason, all of the USB devices that are connected to my desktop computer will spontaneously and simultaneously stop working for a few seconds. Essentially, it's as if they've all been ...
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TP-LINK wn727n wireless usb adapter is not working on Windows Server 2012

I have searched drivers form this site, but unable to find appropriate driver for the OS I was searching for. I also have installed drivers from that site and also tried the driver disk provided with ...
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OSX 10.9.3 Bootcamp. “No bootable devices”.

OSX 10.9.3 - 2013 MacBook Pro (w/optical drive) - attempting Windows 7 install Downloaded the correct .iso (X17-59465.iso) Plugged in USB drive (500GB) Opened up Bootcamp Bootcamp gives me the ...
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After making boot disk using rufus in usb 3.0 port, it doesn't work in another ports

After making boot disk using Rufus in USB 3.0 port, it doesn't work in 2.0 ports. I've already formatted in cmd and others while using USB 3.0 port, but there is no change. I couldn't find it while ...
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All USB ports on my laptop are dead, any options via Ethernet, SD/MMC or HDMI?

My son's laptop has taken alot of pain in his school over the last few months and he and his buddies have succeeded in breaking both USB ports. I've opened the box, unsoldered the USB ports, replaced ...
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Drivers not installing on windows 7 ultimate x64

Im facing the ever-ending driver problem in windows. I have a feature phone with microSD card inserted. The phone has a microUSB port. When I connect to my "PC" notification pops up Installing device ...
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In what way does non-“full n-key rollover” hinder fast typists? [closed]

Wikipedia claims (although the latter claim does not cite a source) that: High-end keyboards that provide full n-key rollover typically do so via a PS/2 interface as the USB mode most often used ...
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Windows Surface USB Recovery Drive

Ok so my friend lost her password to her tab and she cannot log back in to her tab, and being the leet haxor that I am, I know that the only way to refresh her tab and keep all her important course ...
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Continued troubles with Lexicon Omega USB/Audio/MIDI interface

I have a Lexicon Omega USB/Audio/MIDI interface. I use it with my desktop computer which is getting quite old. First everything was working fine. After a while the unit started to spontaneously ...
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can't install Win7 on Asus X200MA [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Win7 Ultimate SP1 64 bit on my new laptop but it seems impossible! Finally I was able to wipe out Win8 on the hd through a Ubuntu LiveCD. Now when I turn on the computer it goes ...
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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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USB3.0 network cards: worth buying?

So, my current laptop is an ethernetless "ultrabook" with a rather poor built-in wifi, and this causes problems (unacceptable ping in online FPS games, reconnects, etc). Cheap external USB wifi is ...
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Unable to install drivers of any kind of device on windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 is unable to install drivers. First, I wanted to install Android ADB drivers for my Chinese Android Phone. I downloaded the relevant drivers from the manufacturers site and enabled USB ...
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Not able to safely remove external disk after having mounted and unmounted a VHD on it

I am using Windows 7 SP 1. I have an external hard disk (Seagate 500GB) which I am able to use without problems most of the time. I am able to plug it in, use it and then safely unmount it via the ...
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Connect USM hard disk to USB

Yesterday I bought Seagate 2Bay 4 TB NAS business storage. Seller included Seagate Backup Plus 1 TB USM drive. The USM disk fits nicely in my NAS, but is it possible to use it as external hard ...
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Share Windows computer internet connection with Raspberry Pi

I have a Raspberry Pi that can't have physical access to the router, but I have a PC that does. I would like to share internet connection from the PC to the Raspberry via the USB cable*, not via the ...
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View hidden contents of usb device

I have a USB with the following contents on ls -lah total 8.0K drwx------ 1 srikanth srikanth 4.0K May 27 22:54 . drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4.0K May 28 19:37 .. -rw------- 2 srikanth srikanth ...
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Gaming keyboard G265 not responsive and backlight keeps flashing

My new Genius G265 gaming keyboard is not responsive and keeps flashing the backlight. In Windows I hear repeating ding sounds as if I removed the keyboard and plugged it back in. If I manage to turn ...
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Windows 8.1 installation: Which drive is the F drive?

I am doing a clean install of Windows 8.1 on an old PC. It was purchased as download from Microsoft Store and written to and booted from a USB flash drive. It went through all of these steps: ...
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Where exactly does a portable app is running when the usb stick is pulled out without closing that app?

Where exactly does a portable app is running when the usb stick is pulled out without closing that app? Is it in memory? Is it written the on hard disk as temporary files (where exactly is it, ...
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Windows 7 64Bit USB 2 Drivers/Devices install Fails

Every USB2 device on Windows 7 64Bit system can't install drivers. My keyboard, Mouse, Soundcard(External) are all under Unknown Devices in the Device Manger. (Code 28). USB3 is working fine except ...
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Would Changing fstab file entry to rw put data on Hard Drive at risk?

On my Linux Mint 16 Petra, I have encountered a problem where the USB's are inaccessible and the wireless is not getting turned on. Also Kdesu Konsole will not display. It says in the tray that it is ...
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USB driver problems (Windows 8.1)

Every time I turn on my laptop the USB ports don't work and the drivers have an error. In order to fix this I'm forced to start the Device Manager, uninstall all the USB drivers, open the Control ...
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Power capabilities of USB 3.0 vs 2.0?

I'm currently buying some new USB micro cables for my Samsung Galaxy S5. It supports both USB 2.0 micro and USB 3.0 micro connectors. Will I see better charging times when using the USB 3.0 cable ...
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Can I use my wireless keyboard receiver to connect to Internet via my Wi-Fi router?

I have a desktop computer with Windows 7 and I recently purchased a Logitech wireless keyboard that has an "Unifying" transceiver. Can I use it to get Internet on my desktop by connecting to my home ...
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Lightweight, from usb bootable operating system to connect any hard drive

hello i want to install a bootable operating system on my usb stick to connect hard drives on any other computer. first i tried freedos. its really lightweight but my problem was i wasnt able to ...
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Which external 2.5 inch usb drives contain actual SATA drives? [closed]

I know many of the modern external USB 2.5 inch drives do not contain a SATA drive inside, for instance see this YouTube video about disassembling a 2TB Western Digital My Passport drive. However ...
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libftdi disconnects ttyUSB0

After rebooting, my USB device connects fine. $ dmesg -T | grep tty [Sun May 25 10:14:43 2014] console [tty0] enabled [Sun May 25 10:14:43 2014] 00:05: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4, base_baud = ...
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Machine doesn't recognize some USB flash drives

My friend's Windows 7 x64 ultimate machine recognizes some USB flash drives but not some other ones. The types of all are USB2 and also all drivers are installed (device manager). I don't know what is ...
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Windows 8 - USB 3.0 Port works sometimes with superspeed sometimes with normal speed

With the same external hard disk, my USB 3.0 port sometimes transfers with superspeed, sometimes transfers with normal speed. For instance, when I plug in my external drive, it is 2.0 but when I ...
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I burned out the USB ports — can I salvage the motherboard? [closed]

I had a general purpose computer ( no hardcore gaming and such, just some 3d modeling ) from ~2009, running windows7, quad core2 2.40GHz, 4GB Ram, motherboard GA-P35-DS3R. Yet I managed to connect ...
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Flash drives do not have the memory they're meant to have [duplicate]

Whenever you buy a flash-drive, it always says it has 4GB, but when you plug it into a PC it says it has 3.72 GB, why is that? I don't really care too much for the 200MB, but with my 512GB pen-drive, ...
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two usb on motherboard, one on front

I bought a motherboard with two separate usb pinhead things (as in you need 2 cables to get two usb ports). The case I have (Cosair Obsidian 250d) has one big usb thing twice as thick to get two usb ...
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Create a bootable USB live stick that is still useable on windows?

I would like to format a USB stick (32GB) in a way so I have: A working *nix live system (preferably arch Linux), about 3-5GB in size A 'data' partition that is seen by windows (preferably NTFS) ...
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Can a USB be removed with out un-mounting during de-fragmentation

I have a USB flash drive formatted to fat32 and I have a batch file to defragment it. Would there be any damage done to the flash drive or it's files if I was to unplug it from the USB port while it ...
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Files on new pen-drive going wrong

I have bought a new pen-drive that is 512GB. I saw it didn't have a option to format to fat32 so I used a tool the do this. But after a wile I found that this was happening to some of my folders. ...
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Do browsers (specifically portable browsers) have fingerprints, meaning can be distinguished from other installs or portable save?

Do browsers (specifically portable browsers) have fingerprints, meaning can be distinguished from other installs or portable save? Example: If I used the portable browser saved inside my USB stick on ...
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No microphones working on desktop

I have a laptop with Ubuntu on it and a desktop with Windows 7 on it. I always used my laptop for my microphone needs and stuff, until I moved my desktop into another room and kept the laptop in ...
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I can't install headset drivers

I bought new headset (Razer kraken 7.1) and I have some issues with them. When I plug the headset into my PC, it tries to install 2 same drivers (kraken 7.1 drivers) but both fail. When I plug the ...
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Write-protected USB Spotlight V-100 hidden files (don't have a Mac)

I am having trouble with my USB. I have used it for a few months without any trouble, but a couple of days ago it started saying that I cannot delete anything or save any new files because it is ...
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Laptop harddrive sata connection seems to be broken

About a week ago, I dropped my laptop. It seemed fine at first, but crashed the next day, twice the day after, and wouldn't boot after the third crash. I replaced the hard disk drive in the laptop ...
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USB keyboard works in bios, but stops working when installing XP sp2. PS/2 not an option

All, I have an old (2007) computer (Dell Optiplex 745) on which the hard drive failed completely. I have a new hard drive, formatted to NTFS but otherwise blank. The USB keyboard works fine in ...
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How to detect if a USB port is 3.0 or 2.0?

I have a Toshiba Canvio 3.0 external HDD. It has USB 3.0. It flashes blue if you connect it to a USB 3.0 port. If it is a 2.0 port, the light becomes white. Yesterday, I plugged it in and the light ...
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Cannot open /dev/rfcomm1 : Host is down

I am working on raspberry PI and on Bluetooth. I am using old raspberry pi kernel as the new one has got some bugs that were not resolved with respect to the bluez daemon. At present my kernel version ...
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FT232 USB-Serial not usable with deamon

I am trying to use an USB-Serial converter with a program (a deamon) that is launched at startup on a embedded board (Odroid-XU). The deamon does not work since it fails to open the serial port ...
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USB backlit keyboard power consumption

Does someone know the power consumption of an USB backlit keyboard like the SteelSeries Apex? I'd like to connect it to a Keyboard/Mouse USB Switch that goes to PC by one USB 2.0 cable. The mouse I'm ...
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USB Not Working in Windows 7 After Booting Linux [duplicate]

So I had a totally working install of Windows 7. I recently added an Arch Linux partition, dual booting through GRUB. Arch Linux is working fine (super stripped-down right now), but when I boot back ...
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Incorrect writing to a TrueCrypt partition on USB 3.0 HDD

Hardware: HDD: WD MyPassport 2TB (USB 3.0). Motherboard: ASUS-B85-PLUS. Software: OS: Windows 8.1. TrueCrypt 7.1a. There is an external HDD connected via USB 3.0 port. It contains a TrueCrypt ...
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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 ...