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

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Ubuntu and LogiLink 4-bay docking station - unable to get S.M.A.R.T. data from all disks

I recently bought LogiLink QP0021 USB2.0 4-bay docking station. It is visible as: 152d:0539 JMicron Technology Corp. / JMicron USA Technology Corp. JMS539 SuperSpeed SATA II 3.0G Bridge: for the ...
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RAW CD Image (3.1 GB) while downloading, now its 0 bytes

I damaged my original windows 7 DVD. So I was forced to download an image file from the internet and use my product key. But when I downloaded, it showed 3.1 GB. After the download completed, I ...
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Windows 7 computer suddenly stops responding to mouse

I m using Windows 7 on an older Gateway machine that originally ran Vista. I've been using it with no significant problems. When I was playing a game (World of Tanks) the mouse cursor popped to the ...
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Tails Installer fails with insufficient space error on a 64GB usb

I am trying to create a Tails Live USB via the Tails Installer on a 64GB usb key. I can successfully run Tails from a temporary USB key, but I run into trouble on the last step of Tails Installer ...
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USB wireless adapter no longer 'willing' to connect to a network

I have a TP-link tl wn-721n wireless adapter (USB stick). It always sees the networks around, including my own. First time I connected to the network, it connected fine. But I mistakenly marked it as ...
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Windows 8 - How to turn off USB connection sounds?

Windows 8 plays a sounds when you connect or disconnect a USB device. How can I turn that sounds off?
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Will Mini PCI-E type WLAN card through Mini PCI-E to USB adapter not work?

This question starts from my previous question about MIMO In comment, it has been said that a WWAN card will work with the adapter, but a WLAN card will not. I am curious that it is true to every ...
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Consuming parallel (LPT) communication

I have a hardware device that outputs textual data via Parallel port (DB25) to a printer. What I would like to do is to consume this data into my application (preferably with a USB cable). I've ...
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Toshiba (Win7 natively) won't boot from USB

This morning a laptop that I have suddenly turn off and, when I try to turn on again, I see the blink white dask. I suppose that MBR of my laptop is now damaged so I've tried to download a ...
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Running from freelan from a USB

Can I run freelan directly from a USB stick, without the PC needing administrator rights? At the User end there will be a PC with a USB with the Server running Linux.
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Multi monitor thoroughput - getting my head around the numbers

I want to link 12 Display Port (eDP) panels with 2048x1536 resolution each. The problem I have is with the hardware that will(theoretically at least) be needed to drive all this. I was told that an ...
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Any way to “reboot” a USB port on a Mac Mini?

I have an IR Toy attached to my Mac Mini and it works but if I do not interact with it for awhile, it will not be reachable. I use the Mac Mini as a server and have turned off sleeping in Energy Saver ...
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Rufus killed USB card reader

This was really odd, I haven't found anything like this on the web. I tried to create a bootable microSD card with PNY microSD USB card reader using Rufus 2.2. It was set to check the device for bad ...
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Truecrypt run from USB: Can run w/o admin mode? Secure? Temp files?

I am trying to create a secure USB drive using Truecrypt, but I am confused on a couple of issues, so I have some questions: 1) Can Truecrypt be run from the USB drive (in portable mode) without ...
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Create advertising folder on usb stick [duplicate]

I want create advertising folder on USB stick. Therefore I want to unable user from removing it. even if they format it. It is possible?
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MicroSD Card not being read by usb adapter on OS X Yosemite

I have a MicroSD card which I plugged into a USB sd card reader. Looks like this: The MicroSD card goes all the way in (left it out to show where it goes). When I insert the USB in my Macbook Pro, ...
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Fixing USB on my Belkin Cooling Pad

I have Belkin's Laptop Cooling pad which after a period of time has developed a loose USB male socket. It works whenever i press hard on the connection and connecting socket but otherwise the power is ...
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Manually install Windows 10 on a USB drive (Windows to go) [closed]

I am trying to create a USB stick with Windows 10 WTG (Windows to go) on it. I would like to use it to repair PC's and do services by booting on the WTG or other ISO's on it (using the tool EasyBCD). ...
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Pendrive recognized as USB 1.1 device

I have just pluged-in my old USB pendrive to simple nettop with Windows 7 on board. I used every of three USB ports and in each of them I saw standard Windows notice, that this device can work much ...
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Debian bootdisk USB partitioned, lost access to most of space

I own a gold Kingston DataTraveler USB drive, and I recently used it as a bootdisk for a new computer. I haven't touched it since then, but today I plugged it in and found that most of the space had ...
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what is a PATA power port doing on my 3.5" desktop SATA HDD?

am trying to recover data from my old 3.5" desktop HDD using a "usb to sata/ide" kit. youtube video here ...
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Install windows, no CD-ROM, locked bios

I have a laptop that is locked with a BIOS password I don't know, and the computer need a fresh install of windows due to performance issues. I can't boot from CD-ROM because it does not have one, ...
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My USB mouse and keyboard is randomly disconnecting

Recently I've had in issue were my USB mouse and keyboard will stop working and I need to restart my computer from the power button to get them working again. Both my mouse and keyboard are Dragunov ...
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Unable to delete files in USB

I am not able to delete files in my USB flash drive. Technically, it looks like I deleted them at the time, but the the files seems to revive every time I reconnect the USB drive to my laptop. No ...
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Linux terribly slow internet connection through usb

My connection can't exceed 50 KB/sec while downloading things on Linux. This doesn't happen on Windows where I've got speeds normally going between 1-2MB/sec. lshw -class network *-network ...
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USB switch for both data and power

I would like to make a switch for my USB cable. It's a microscope, so its data is important. Question is, in the "off" state, after disconnecting the two power cables, do I have to disconnect both ...
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What are the fields that are mandatory for the structure “usb_driver” while registering the usb device driver?

I just want to register my USB device driver with the usb core and do not want to perform any functions like probe and disconnect for now. So, what fields from the structure "usb_driver" do I require ...
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Safely connecting and disconnecting internal drive externally

I just bought an IDE/SATA-to-USB2 cabling system (not an enclosure) which supplies power from an external AC adapter. I intend to use it to finally image all the stray IDE hard drives I have so I can ...
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USB appears to prevent Windows from sleeping

After running the diagnostic tests mentioned in many answers concerning why Windows might not sleep I discovered that USB devices were the culprit (well, that and Windows Media Player, but that was ...
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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 ...