USB is a universal, general interface standard for connecting computers and electronic devices.

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Add 2 HDD connected via USB to Synology DS211j using Raid 1

I have a Synology DS211j and 2 old 2TB S-ATA HDD. What I plan to do is to buy two cases for these two hard disk drives that allow for connecting the hard disks to my Synology using the USB port. I ...
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Safe to charge USB devices while doing other power-consuming tasks?

I just recently got an iPod, and I completely forgot that without an adapter you have to hook it up to your computer by USB port to charge it, sync, etc. I currently have it plugged into the front USB ...
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Program should use 4G USB modem and not ethernet [duplicate]

We have a Windows 7 machine that is connected to internet by satelite through ethernet. This workstation also has a USB 4G modem that should be used by a software application. We would like to have ...
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How to emulate a virtual USB drive in Windows?

I have a remote server where I should test work of some application with USB drive. Unfortunately, there is no ability to install any USB drive there. So, I need to emulate a virtual USB drive in ...
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Unknown Device USB Windows 7

Everytime I plug in any USB drive on my computer on a Windows 7 machine, I get this error: Unknown Device with Code 43. I have tried many solutions such as searching for missing drivers and installing ...
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How do I break out a DB-9 or DB-25 serial port from a PowerBook-G4 or even a more modern MacBook Pro

Essentially, we would like to interface to an external device which conforms to a serial DB-9 type hardware interface (or DB-25, because we have a crossover cable for that), and all we have are Apple ...
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How can I make my wireless keyboard respond faster

I am using an A4tech wireless keyboard(GL-6) with my windows xp.I am experiencing some issues with my keyboard.Very often during my typing, sometimes it doesn't respond to my key-presses and ...
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Unable to get Linux Live installation media to properly boot from USB on 2006 iMac

I'm trying to dual boot linux on a 2006 iMac. I have tried Arch, Ubuntu, and Fedora. I originally created the Arch USB installation media following the instructions in the Arch Beginner's Guide. ...
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Is it possible to use USB token as file storage

Is it possible to store and retrieve files other than certificate in USB etoken? I would like to use it as read-only USB flash disk.
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USB host controllers broken on every reboot

Something happened (including Windows Updates?) and now every time I reboot, most of my USB host controllers/root hubs are not working: The broken ones say: This device cannot start. (Code 10) ...
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Syncing two Windows machines via USB

I have a USB crossover cable, and want to regularly sync two laptops. I don't want to use Windows Easy Transfer....It just does not have the flexibility or options to do what I'd prefer to happen. ...
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Why does my generic USB hub not allow my PC to find a second plugged-in flash drive?

On my Dell Model i3531-1200BK (running Windows 8.1) I am using a 4 slot (no name) generic USB hub that works fine with one flash drive. But when a second flash drive is inserted, the laptop starts ...
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3g USB reciever not connecting

First of all Maybe a sorry is needed because I am not sure if this is the right place for this question. Now, I have a 3g dongle from alcatel named 'x230s' provided by wind(italian internet company) ...
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Hidden files on USB drive [duplicate]

Hello Dear Sirs here, I have such problems on my USB drive: I have a lot necessary files and documents on it and my trouble is that i connect it to another computers and after when i will connect it ...
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Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media not working

Today I turned on the PC. I used it a little bit, and tried ejecting my external HDD, it would not exit. To fix this i have tried: Going to the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the tray, but when I ...
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Resetting USB device without disconnecting it

I use a USB cellular modem to connect to the internet. Unfortunately, the modem sometimes connects to a low strength network and the only way to reset the connection is to unplug the modem and ...
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What is the difference between USB Mini A and Mini B?

I have a bunch of USB A to Mini B cables and a single USB A to Mini A cable. I have lost track of where they come from. The two types both look exactly the same with the USB A side having a white ...
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How to boot from USB and copy files to USB?

My Windows 7 installation is broken. It won't boot and when I run the installation from bootable USB, it gets stuck right at the beginning saying "Loading something something (can't remember what)", ...
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Use smartphone's bluetooth from ubuntu

I have an acer aspire one netbook (with ubuntu), without a bluetooth adapter. Is there a way to use my Smartphone's bluetooth from ubuntu connected with a USB cable?
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A black thing falls out of the USB port of my laptop

My new laptop fan cooler's usb cable plug sucks a small black thing out of a usb port on my lenovo Thinkpad T400. That thing seems to be used for fixing the four pins inside the port. Without it, the ...
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USB drive not in my boot list, cannot boot from usb

my problem is very simple. Although I can use my flash drive to move files, I am not able to boot from it. Actually, usb drive is not even listed in my bootable device list (along with cd, hdd) in the ...
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How to add Drivers to Arnold the bat's chromium os?

I'm brand new to stackexchange/superuser, so excuse me if I'm doing something wrong. I'm pretty much a total beginner with OSes and such, so what I'm asking may also be impossible. I am trying to ...
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USB Target mode multiplexer for video feeds

We have proprietary (not ours) windows software that processes video from one camera connected via USB. We would like to analyze feed from many (10+) cameras by rapidly switching video source. Usage ...
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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? [duplicate]

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 ...