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Mouse arrow stops at times

Few days ago I started having problems with my mouse. Every couple of minutes, my mouse arrow would stop for a second or two, and then suddenly jump to the location it should have been had it not ...
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Error when trying to use WinToUSB to install Windows 7 Ultimate onto a pendrive

I wanted to install Windows on an USB drive so that I can use it on different computers. I heard about WinToUSB and gave it a try. At about seventy percent (with three retries) I get an error "Copy ...
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How to create bootable USB in Linux without root access?

My laptop HD died (continuously getting grub-rescue screen with attempt to read or write outside hd0 error), now I dont have a bootable CD/USB and all PCs at my workplace have non-root access (so ...
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Thunderbolt or USB 3 for a RAID? (drive speeds)

I am about to purchase a 4-disk enclosure to house a RAID10 volume. My question is, do I really need Thunderbolt, given that it's so much more expensive than USB3? This is my thinking, please let me ...
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Enabling hardware virtualization on ASUS Motherboard disables USB. How to fix?

I have motherboard model: Asus MB P8P67-Pro B3 Revision; LGA1155 and processor Intel Core i7-2600 (LGA1155). The problem I'm having is that when I go into bios to enable Hardware Virtualization for ...
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How to remove my usb device from safely remove hardware and eject list

I have a third party usb device, when i plugged in it is showing in the safely remove hardware and eject list. I want to disable that feature. Could any help me out how can achieve it. Disable ...
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How to charge phone with laptop lid closed

According to the windows 8.1 settings on my inspiron 11 3000 laptop, when I close the lid it should go to sleep mode, and it does. However, when I close the lid with my phone connected via usb, my ...
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Windows 7 - Drive not recognized? - ISO installation

Been fiddling with this for a good bit now and I'm starting to get a headache I've been browsing the internet for the better part of 2 hours trying to get the necessary assistance to finish my windows ...
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Grub 2.02 on vacation after first boot - Arch on mSATA USB

I have a freshly installed Arch Linux LVM inside a LUKS container all nestled on an external USB SSD. Although I have no problem with the Arch system itself, I do have a problem with Grub. After the ...
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Windows 8 / 8.1 USB file transfer consistently freezes whole system

I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro (64 bit) on a Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H (rev 1.0) motherboard with a Samsung 830 SSD and 8GB of RAM. All is normally well in general day to day use. However, when I plug in a ...
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Windows doesn't remember installed drivers

Every time when I connect any USB device in my PC, for example any Pen drive or my mobile, It searches and install the drivers(basically from the internet). Even though I have installed my phone ...
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Locked out of BIOS, need to boot from USB?

My Lenovo y570 was victim to a virus while browsing without any antivirus software. After a few minutes i saw a blue screen, then when trying to boot i see: no bootable device found -- insert boot ...
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Problems formatting USB stick to be bootable (with PeToUSB and Linux)

I'm trying to make a USB stick installation disk for Windows XP. I've done this several times before (using this method), but now it's failing, and I don't know why. The only thing that's going wrong ...
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ASUS UX31A - A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing

I have a little issue with my ASUS UX31A. I just tried to do a clean install of Windows 7 64bit using a USB-Stick created using Rufus. The laptop booted from the USB stick and opened the Windows ...
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How to connect a internal DVD writer to PC via USB Adapater

I would like to know if I can connect my internal DVD writter to PC using a USB adapter. Myproblem is that I have a old computer and have a IDE DVD writer. I want that to be connected to my laptop ...
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DIN 5 keyboard to USB?

I have an old keyboard with a DIN 5 connector, I noticed that the wiring on a DIN 5 connector is basically identical to the USB based 4 contact wiring. Can I just blindly wire a DIN 5 ( starting from ...
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Installing Linux on a laptop whose DVD drive and usb drives do not work

I have an old Fujistu Siemens laptop that I do not want to throw away. It came with windows XP which currently are not working properly. I want to install a lightweight Linux distro on it to bring it ...
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How to recover files and folders from a dd_rescue image?

My 16 GB USB disk crashed, the filesystem disappeared. I tried to fix it with "dosfsck", but no success, it also has bad sectors. Then I made a disk dump with "dd_rescue" command. I was able to ...
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All boot options are tried loop

I have read several questions and answers from different sites including: "All boot options are tried" after updating BIOS ...
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Xbox 360 Controller not working with PC

I have installed the 360 controller software from Microsoft and it comes up in device manager but the controller software does not recognize the device. Compatibility Report from Device Manager: ...
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Eset antivirus cannot clean the MBR infected virus W32.Sality

I'm using Eset Nod 32 antivirus, Windows 8.1 64 bit, today I meet w32.Sality virus from an USB drive, it look like the virus affected the MBR (Master boot record), all the antivirus I have detected ...
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How can you trick a computer to accept a usb connection to a raspberry pi as a source of keyboard input?

I want to use the Raspberry Pi to write a predefined list of words to a pc via a male to male USB connection.
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External hard drive not showing up, but both USB and drive are fine. Solved, but unclear what the issue was

To elaborate, my external hard drive suddenly stopped working after working fine for a very long time, I only noticed when I tried to play music from it and it was no longer showing as a drive on my ...
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How to obtain the “eject” / “remove safely” for USB on Windows 8?

I've got a very serious problem which I've seen many other users have too: there's simply no way anymore to "eject" / "safely eject" an USB drive from Windows 8 / Windows 8.1. By googling I realized ...
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How to connect Motorola MC3190 to PC using Windows 8.1 x64?

I've been happing using a USB sync cradle to connect to our MC3190 scanners via my old Windows 7 Pro x86 for over a year now. I recently got a newer, faster PC running Windows 8.1 Pro x64. When I ...
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Seagate ST1000DM003 and USB-SATA bridge

I can't get that disk to work with my external case (bridge). Disk is spinning and recognized by Windows, but it doesn't recognize data on it, it can see only one big RAW partition when there are 2. I ...
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Mystifying USB Mass Storage Device Issue (Code 38)

Environment 4 computers: Desktop A, Desktop B, Laptop A, Laptop B Software (same across all computers): Office 2013, Sage 50 Simply Accounting, Sage Act CRM, Adobe XI Reader, FortiClient 5.x, Meraki ...
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Difficulty getting WINE to detect USB

So I have a 16GB USB flash drive inserted into a machine running Linux mint. Basically, I want to use the Windows program "Universal USB Installer" via WINE (the end goal here is to create a ...
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Bluetooth transmitter for making wired peripherals wireless. Exists?

Maybe I just don't understand Bluetooth, because I can't find a device that matches what I imagined existing. I want to be able to attach a Bluetooth transmitter to the tip of a wired USB device and ...
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HP Webcam HD 2300 always using 48% of USB bandwith, why?

Used bandwidth seems to be independent of resolution and frame format (tested with GraphEdt.exe). Measured via Windows 7 device manager, advanced properties of the Enhanced Host Controller.
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Writing a bootable ISO file to a USB

So, in the past when I wanted to create a bootable USB stick, I would simply use the dd utility to copy the ISO directly to the USB device. For example, if I have a USB device mounted on /dev/sdb, I ...
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After Win8 installed cannot boot from USB

I installed Windows 8.1 and subsequent to that I cannot boot off of a USB stick. Even the USB stick that I used to install Windows 8.1 won't boot. i.e. I know that USB stick is bootable because I just ...
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How to read and write a USB hard drive formatted as EXT3 from Windows 7? [duplicate]

My external hard drive uses EXT3 and must be read + written by Debian and Windows 7 (home and office boxes) It used to work like a charm with Ext2IFS on Windows XP, but since this software doesn't ...
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ssh over USB on Mac osx returning port 22 network is unreachable

When I try to SSH over USB to my device running linux, I get "ssh: connect to host 10.90.1.2 port 22: Network is unreachable" Mind you, I can run the same command "ssh root@10.90.1.2" on my linux ...
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How to go to the BIOS setting of Packard Bell ENME69BMP laptop?

I want to setup windows 7/8 in my Packard Bell ENME69BMP laptop newly by an USB and currently it's running on windows 8 . But can't go the BIOS setting to make the pen-drive bootable . I have tried ...
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How do I force refresh connected hardware?

Full Question: How do I force my computer to refresh and re-detect new USB/connected devices; hardware connected to it? Without restarting my whole system? For some reason, my laptop is not detecting ...
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USB headset audio out garbled only during game playing

I just purchased a SteelSeries Siberia V2 Arctic USB Headset, and the audio quality is fantastic for both input and output unless I'm playing a video game. The sound quality will drop as if the ...
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How can I disable driver signature enforcement in Windows 8 in Parallels on Mac?

How can I disable driver signature enforcement in Windows 8 in Parallels on Mac? I can't find the PC settings General option on Mac. I need to disable it to use a special USB driver.
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External HDD not detected

I have Seagate Expansion Portable Drive Model: SRD00F1 which is out of warranty unfortunately. There were problems in it which I was trying to fix. From these Problems that have been trying to fix ...
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Can I use my green (mouse) USB-to-PS/2 adapter for keyboards?

I have a USB keyboard which I want to connect over PS/2 to my computer. I only have a green USB-to-PS/2 adapter which has the symbol of a mouse on it. Can I use it for the USB keyboard anyways? My ...
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Danger/risks of switching off the power of a connected USB drive?

I have 2 external USB hard drives which are always connected to my laptop. The reasons are mixed; I need them so often and I'm too lazy to plug/unplug them again and again. However I'm concerned ...
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External Enclosure; USB to IDE & SATA. Only old sata drives are recognized by Windows. Why?

I have some hard drives (IDE) from my old PC and I need the files that are on it to put onto my new PC. My new PC has a SATA drive and it's an All-in-One HP PC. I bought an External Enclosure for ...
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Use 2 mice, one mouse for windows, one for application

I want to use the mouse wheel to build a windspeed tester. So I connect 2 USB mice to my pc. If I do this, both mice will work in Windows. So then I go to mousesettings in the configuration screen. ...
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Debug mode on Nexus 4 with a broken MicroUSB port?

I broke the MicroUSB port of my Nexus 4. It works correctly when charging but not with the debug. I need to know how to enable the debugging over the Wi-Fi connection knowing that I cannot use in any ...
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Wi-fi turns off when USB device is plugged in

I am having the problem that most times that I plug in a USB device, my wi-fi in the Asus Zenbook UX31E will turn off (not disconnect, but turn off with the red x over the wireless icon in the task ...
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On Linux, how do I enforce a whitelist of USB devices?

With the things like RubberDucky, and available code to reprogram USB Flash, the USB port on my laptop is becoming a security risk. How can I begin using a whitelist of acceptable USB storage and HID ...
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Samsung Series 5 Ultra not detecting USB flash drives after upgrading to Ubuntu 14.10

Samsung Series 5 Ultra book Currently has ubuntu 14.10 installed Bios: Phoenix SecureCore Tiano version: P12ABH I have disabled secure boot and fast boot. Changed to CSM/UEFI individually and the ...
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Can I turn a spare USB keyboard into a “macro keypad”?

I am a semi-avid gamer and I have recently discovered macros. However, unlike some gamers, I am not made of money. What I would like to do is simple, but may be hard to actually do: I want to turn ...
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How to emulate a usb device from usb dd image for Xen HVM?

I want to use Xen HVM to create a windows VM. My installation file is on a USB disk DD dump. I could just dump the image back to a usb disk and pass the usb device to my vm, but it takes a long time. ...
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cannot access or format my USB

I have a 16Gb flash drive, was working fine till it just someday stopped working, when i plug it the drivers are loaded, but i can't see it the "explorer" i went to "Disk managment" but this is what ...