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

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Can grub2 access files on fat32 USB?

This post relates to using grub2 in an MBR boot scheme not GPT or EFI. What must I do to allow a file's contents to be read from a USB fat32 file using grub2? I press "c" to get to the grub console ...
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Why BOOT MENU doesn't read USB?

I've a LENOVO G50. I'd ubuntu but I would install debian from USB. So, I'd run usb with debian iso etc. but didn't run. So, I'd try with Elementary but I don't liked it. So, I tried Kali Linux in USB ...
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Wi-Fi adapter disconnected when USB keyboard is connected and USB keyboard acts weird when Wi-Fi is re-enabled in Windows XP

I have an older system that runs Windows XP. I installed a new USB keyboard (Inland 70117) couple of weeks ago and things haven’t been the same ever since even after a system format and getting a ...
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Android device is not showing in PC

From yesterday onwards, my Samsung S4 is not showing anymore in my PC. Infact, all android devices are not showing. Below is what I get when I connect my S4. I installed Samsung drivers also ...
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How to modify embedded Linux firmware?

I'm sure there's a simple answer to this, however I don't usually do THIS type of programming. I purchased a device (https://amzn.com/B00INMB23Q) to copy SD cards over to a USB storage device. It ...
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Windows 8 stopped recognizing My Passport Ultra Drive

I have Windows 8 on Dell Inspiron 15 R laptop. I purchased a Brand new My Passport Ultra Drive. For past two weeks I plugged in My Passport Ultra Drive and created System Image. This week, my ...
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Schedule task when USB device (Keyboard) is unplugged and plugged in

So I would like to schedule a task to run a specific command when a certain hardware (usb) device is unplugged, then another command when it is plugged in. The commands: #Unplug nircmd monitor off #...
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Windows 10 Amazon Fire Mobile Phone USB File Transfer

So with Amazon's fire phone you have two options when you plug it in you can either choose "Photo Transfer" or "File Transfer", If you choose Photo Transfer in This PC or My Computer where all the ...
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Better way to update an USB ISO without unplug

I'm working creating a small O.S. When I make changes, I create and ISO. This ISO works propertly with qemu, but when I have to test some hardware issues, I need to boot it on another computer. So: ...
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Windows 10: No option to Eject External HARD DRIVE (NOT USB Stick)

When I plug in my external hard drive (again, NOT USB stick), and right click on the icon in This PC, there is no option to eject the drive. There is a system tray option to "safely eject" it, but ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 persistent boot stick

So far I installed Linux Mint 17.3 on an usb-stick (Cinnamon Desktop, 64 bit, I also verified the checksum, just dding it on my usb-stick). Now I want to have a persistent usb-stick. From what I've ...
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Does booting from a USB in Windows 7 replace the current operating system?

If I am using Windows 7 currently, and I boot up from a USB (with windows 10 on it), that replace Windows 7 on the computer, or will it boot up from Windows 7 again afterwards if I remove the USB? I'...
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Is it possible to use my router to extend any USB hardware?

Using Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and an AT&T (Motorola) router 5031NV. I want to use my USB devices in another room. I am already connected via Ethernet cable to the router and was wondering whether, ...
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cannot unmount usb hdd “unknown error” Windows 10 (fsutil claims it is built in)

USB HDD connected via USB 3.0 cannot be safely removed after accessing it once (starting and stopping a VM stored on the disk). Only workaround so far is rebooting the computer. "Das Gerät kann ...
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dd aplied to dev USB before connect corrupt /dev/sdX and dont work

I have a USB where I'm coping an ISO of 5 Mb aprox with a small OS with its own grub. If I connect the device and check it sudo fdisk -l I get: ... Device Boot Start End Sectors Size Id Type /...
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Can I _boot_ using a Macbook Superdrive DVD with a Windows PC?

Specifically a Dell Latitude. I am not sure if there is something special I could do to make it work. It does not work for me to use it as a boot device currently, although a no-name DVD drive will. ...
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USB drive gets write protected after first operation in ubuntu

Inserting my drive on my Ubuntu Linux makes it write protected after the first operation (either copying or writing). The drive is normal on windows even after. I have not checked it on other Linux ...
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mac boot, and windows storage on same USB

I have a 64GB usb to install mac OS X on, but it will not use the whole drive so I would like to partition it. I want the other partition to be accessible from pc and mac. To install mac I need to use ...
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My files in usb is not recovered after using diskpart and recovery tools [duplicate]

what should I do to recover all my important files(Word, Excel, pictures) in a usb that has been previously cleaned using diskpart. In fear of losing all my important files, I copied 2 files from my ...
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How to disable a USB port

For our RF Test Positioner System (illustrative example) I need to add a software-controlled fan. I would like to add a fan like this and simply turn off it's USB-power to turn the fan on & off. ...
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Need help recovering data from a flash drive I corrupted

For background, I have a Lenovo Y50 with Windows 10 and I'm trying to recover a flash drive that I corrupted for which there is no back up (the data isn't vital, it's just of personal value). I ...
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USB Hub requires “Scan for hardware changes” to detect my USB HDD

I have two hubs (let's call them D-Link and Amazon) and two devices (a USB stick and a USB HDD), and I've noticed the following: Plug the USB stick in the D-Link hub: Detected immediately. Plug the ...
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Linux Mint 18 Beta image doesn't bootup

I have downloaded the linuxmint 18 (sarah) beta ISO image from http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3035. I can use it to install the new version in an VM. However I tried to burn it into a DVD RW plus a USB ...
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Connector location on motherboard

I have the Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-03 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case and the ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 AM3+ AMD 970 + SB950 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard. This case for the front USB has ...
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My z x c v and n m , . / keys in and external USB mechanical keyboard randomly stops working

My z,x,c,v and n, m, ,, . and / keys randomly stop working and they also randomly start working for an indefinite period of time. The external USB keyboard in question is TVS bharat gold keyboard and ...
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Hp 14 Notebook: USB ports on right hand side do not work.

I've been having a problem with my usb ports on the right hand side of my laptop. Plugging in any device will not show up at all. No "device not recognised" or "safely remove device". Left hand ones ...
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Cpu's and chipset's Pci express lines

I am confused about the distribution of pci express on a motherboard.For example if I have an i7 6700k,it has 20 pci express lines and z170 chipset has other 20 pci express lines.Does it mean that ...
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How to fix blinking underscore on boot from USB flash drive?

My machine is an eMachines w3107 (2004 CSM/Legacy BIOS Machine) and I seem to have an issue with booting to USB drives even with the proper partition table. I have had this issue many times on other ...
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No Drivers were found, make sure your installation media has the correct drivers

I have previously installed windows7 from a bootable USB stick I have created, but I recently bought a new machine with a Z170N-GAMING 5 motherboard, so I needed to reinstall the operating system. ...
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Installing Windows 7 via USB gives “CD/DVD drive device driver is missing” error

Apparently a lot of people have had this problem but I've tried all their solutions and came up with nothing. I'm trying to install Windows 7 64-bit SP1 via USB on an ADATA SP550 SSD with an ASUS ...
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Write-Protected and Doesn't show up USB [duplicate]

I use my USB to store data on xbox .. yesterday I could still use it normally But a few hours later, As i select the device, it said " Make sure the device is not write protected " So i take the usb ...
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Denying access to USB ports, but setting up an “escalation” for allowing access on-demand

For Windows 7/10, is there a way to block access to USB ports, but make it so that it could be "authorized" UAC-style by an Administrator, on a case-by-case basis? I know that I can block the USB ...
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Windows 10-kernel security check error when i unplug usb or plug in an usb

I recently updated to windows 10 and I've been getting these crashes alot when i plug in or unplug an usb or sometimes even randomly just crashes and gives me the kernel security check error message. ...
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Read serial input from RS232 to USB converter

I want to connect a barcode scanner to my PC and read its output from a selfmade program. I know that there are basically two methods of obtaining output from a barcode scanner: As Keyboard Wedge - ...
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HDD does not show up as a hard drive but as initio default controller

I have started using W-10 and suddenly my external harddisk is not working - but shows up as initio default controller. How to fix it?
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USB stopped working after computer woke from sleep

After my computer woke up from sleeping, my three USB ports stopped working. Windows 7 wouldn't recognize them anymore. On the rare occasion that they show up in Device Manager, it shows a yellow ...
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How do I autorun a file when a USB drive is inserted in another computer? [duplicate]

Some guy in my class shut my pc down while I was working on something. I want to get him back by automatically running a file after having inserted a USB in his USB port. The computers at our school ...
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OS boot fails with external USB HUB attached (workarounds but no solution)

After extensive testing I have narrowed down a problem where both Windows 7 and Ubuntu Mate 64-bit won't boot with "Load Optimal Defaults" option in BIOS and a USB HUB plugged in (TA790GX3 A2+ mobo, ...
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Troubleshooting overheating USB Hub

I have a Maxxtro MX-UCZ USB 3.0 Hub and recently it started getting hot for no apparent reason. After opening the enclosure and looking at the board from both sides I have seen that all solder joints ...
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Direct communication between an USB flash drive and a PC over another PC

Assume that an usb flash drive is plugged in a pc and a usb cable is plugged in the same pc. Is it possible to create something like a direct connection between the end of the usb cable and the usb ...
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Restore the size of an USB Drive (Linux)

I wanted to try a new distribution, so I decided to make a bootable USB, using dd : sudo dd if=my.iso of=/dev/sdb bs=4M I tried to boot on it, but despite choosing it as the boot media in the BIOS, ...
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Give application/user access to USB device

I have a Mono application running on Raspbian that uses a certain USB device through libusb. If I start the application normally it fails to open the device. If I start the application as root (or ...
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Add USB Bluetooth to mPCIE card?

So I bought the Azurewave AW-CE123H AC + BT 4.0 wifi card for my laptop, and found out that the Bluetooth section of the card communicates via USB. There were warnings that not all mPCIE slots ...
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I'm confused about what a driver exactly is

Alright, so from what I know so far a disk drive is a common type of secondary storage memory. In my book, it says a disk drive stores data by magnetically encoding it onto a circular disk. There are ...
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KaliLinux won't boot live from a USB stick

So I installed Kali onto a USB, and it is now registering as 'Kali Live' when I plug it in,(obviously unformatted) but when I go to boot from it, no matter which option I choose, be it live, install, ...
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Will a bootable USB drive work on a TV?

I have a USB flash drive with 32-bit Ubuntu Linux and an External Hard Drive with Windows 10 32-bit. What would happen if I were to plug 1 of these into a TV? Will it boot from the USB? Or will I only ...
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Hotspot not recognised as network device in Arch Linux

I have a hotspot as my only method of acquiring an internet connection. My computer does not have a WiFi card. When I used Ubuntu and Manjaro, I could use the network applet to configure a broadband ...
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usb powered monitor with vga input?

i'm looking for a monitor that would be usb powered with a vga input, does this kind of monitor exist? this would be used for a server(freenas), so i need to be able to look at the boot/bios (this is ...
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Allow access to usb hardware using national instruments visa on ubuntu

I am trying to connect a piece of lab hardware (Keithley 2636b) to an ubuntu computer using the national instruments visa interface through python. I have successfully connected to other hardware ...
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ISO on USB stick

According to Wikipedia, an ISO file is (emphasis mine): ISO disc images are uncompressed and do not use a particular container format; they are a sector-by-sector copy of the data on an optical ...