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

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How can I use a Mirrorbow USB25IO board with a MacBook Pro?

I found an IO board in my closet, and I would like to use it with my MacBook pro. The text on the board is "Mirrorbow Electronics USB IO V1.2" I found this link to a manual: ...
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Phone USB hotplug opens odd directory in windows 7

When plugging in my Galaxy Nexus 5 into my computer, explorer tries to open to %HOME%/Desktop/page04/ The phone shows just as a USB hub with a MTP device and the Android Debug Bridge on it (no HID ...
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Manipulating the HDD password via an SATA-USB adapter

This question is related to The master password of Transcend SSD. I've forgotten the password of Transcend SSD370 ,which I set. When I boot my PC by a live CD with the SSD connected to the SATA port, ...
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Linux USB device won't work after power up without replugging

I have an USB device (eGalax Toucscreen controller) that won't work if the computer is powered on with the device plugged (' device not accepting address'). It however works, if plugged in after the ...
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Unresponsive desktop on all Linux distributions

I have an Asus X550LN laptop (Intel i7 4500U, 8Gb Ram, Nvidia 840M), I am trying to install any Linux distribution on this laptop for a year now and I am encountering the same problem. I downloaded ...
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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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POST hangs on certain install media

I'm trying to install OpenBSD 5.7 on a laptop. I have a USB drive that I am using for the installation media. When I plug in the USB drive with OpenBSD on it, the POST process hangs indefinitely. When ...
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Asus AC66R Wireless router won't recognized Western Digital My Passport external hard drive

I have an Asus AC66R Wireless router. It has 2 USB ports for sharing data on external hard drives. I have a Seagate Free Agent (1TB) external hard drive. The router detects it, and it works fine. I ...
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Port configuration for USB 3.0 Camera setup

I'm building a setup with 10 USB 3.0 5MP color cameras and need to connect all of it to a single desktop computer running latest Linux kernel. By trial and error, I've found out that 3-4 cameras per ...
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Running Windows 7 through external USB hard drive on Windows 8 machine

We have just relocated from the US from the UK. In the UK my husband was using an HP computer with a 1TB Western Digital Hard Drive which says it is SATA with 64MB Cache and has the code WD10EARS on ...
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Installing driver for CanoScan 9000F Mark II fails

The scanner worked previously, but it doesn't anymore. So I deinstalled all Canon software, incl. drivers using USBDeview. After restarting the laptop, I started the Canon driver installer ...
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USB flash drive not working

I have a problem with my flash drive. When I plug it in it shows like this: And when I try to format it, it says it has "Unknown capacity": Do you know any way I can fix this or any software ...
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Minimal linux USB with Grub

I've been using this site for quite a long time now, and today I have a question for you. I have several PCs with dualboot between windows and Linux, and recently after upgrading one to windows 10 my ...
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I can't copy a folder to my USB drive

I have 8 GB USB drive. When I tried copying a folder of 90 MB with 4 files, it becomes unresponsive (Not Responding is displayed). I have to go to Task manager to end the task. Details of my USB ...
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USB thumbdrive reported speed difference between NTFS and FAT32

I found this rather strange. I have a USB 3.0 thumdrive (ADATA UV128/16GB), which when formatted as NTFS, seems to report a much higher writing speed than when formatted as FAT32. For example, I ...
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vmware changes usb data structure

I have vmware on my Windows 7 and I connected my usb device to my virtual machine (win 7) but some functions of my usb device don't work correctly on vm so I analyzed my usb output data using Putty ...
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Can't get computer to recognize any USB devices except for mouse

I get the "USB Device not recognized" error with my wireless network adaptor and any USB thumbdrive, same as this person here described: How do I resolve the error message "USB Device Not ...
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How do I use the PC's headset for smartphone calls, when connected through USB?

When my smartphone (Nokia 500) is connected to the desktop (Win7 x64) though USB, I want the smartphone audio to default to the PC headset for calls. How do I do that? Thanks.
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Syntek 1160 causing crash of VirtualBox

I have a Syntek 1160 based USB dongle to capture feed from a traditional PAL camera. I am able to view and record the feed with VLC or ffmpeg on Linux. Unfortunately for the purpose of my project I am ...
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Sound cuts out, PC says it's still playing. Randomly works if I unplug and replug usb mouse.

This is just weird and I cannot find any similar issue online. Normally while playing a game, the laptop's sound cuts out completely. Unplugging the mouse and replugging it in sometimes works. The ...
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Remote desktop with vmware and usb connexion

I have a windows server 2012 with vmware installed , I have 3 vms ( win xp recomanded because of a software compatibilty ) , I access to those 3 vms from Itium 4030 thin clients over RDP , I have 1 ...
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Setting up a virtual Com Port?

What I need to get to work together: A USB barcode scanner A Windows (7) Machine A piece of software that listens for data over a COM port So I believe I need a way to make USB device appear to be ...
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Trouble booting Windows from USB

Not sure if there's a more appropriate SE site, but I've been having some real trouble today. My laptop stopped running Windows because I powered off holding the power button and I must've corrupted ...
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Wireless USB adapter suddenly very slow

I have been using my wireless adapter fine for about 2-3 years on my Windows 7 PC, but a few days ago the internet became extremely sluggish, and no attempt to power on/off, re-plug, or fully ...
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Cannot detect USB drive

I have a 16 gb (kingston data traveller)usb stick. I was in mac (vmware) putting some stuff on. Then accidently removed the drive. I put it back in, and wanted to format it. Using disk utility, i ...
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Changing drive names in windows 7 won't stick

Tried the Admin Tools route, tried right-click "Rename" over the drive icon and also tried this method, which as far as I can tell, does not really rename the drive but the usb port where it is ...
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USB device loses power after 20 seconds Windows 8.1

Alright so I recently started using a Tritton Primer Headset, it worked fine for a day but since then the USB powered baseplate receives power for around 20 seconds then it drops to 0ma. After 20 ...
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Viability of using a USB drive as an extra disk

I'm mainly talking about the speed here. I have a 120GB SSD installed in my laptop and I'm loving it. However, 120GB is really size prohibitive. My other slot is filled with a 1TB HDD so it's not an ...
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USB Flash Drive on vmware workstation 10 doesn't appear in removable devices list

As stated in the question, when I connect my USB flash storage devices, the removable devices list won't even show the device in the list. While it does show other USB devices like the USB internet ...
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Static headset USB connection

%Windows 7, X99-Deluxe, Corsair H1500 I replaced a headset who had static issues (along with bad cables that broke for a 2nd time) and replaced it with a H1500 corsair headset. The sound was REALLY ...
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USB Microphone does not work well on Windows 8/8.1

Environment: Windows 8.1 Pro x64 Microphone: Audio Technica AT2005USB Bose headset microphone Issue: Recording volume very low, even at maximum gain. Google Search: Microsoft Post Like the user in ...
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Corsair USB Flash Survivor Stealth USB 3.0 speeds not working in Ubuntu Linux 14.04.1 LTS (Recognizes as a USB 2.0 device)

I'm finding that a Corsair USB Flash Survivor Stealth (USB 3.0 capable drive in Windows 7 with 200 MB/s Read speed) only connects at USB 2.0 speed in Linux (Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS). Watching the ...
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Missing Operating System message while booting

I just erased my whole disk drive and I created a single unpartitioned space to my hard drive using GParted(http://gparted.org) usb stick (which proves that this system can boot from usb). The problem ...
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How to repair corrupt pendrive?

I have an HP pendrive of 16GB. One day my little brother tried to make a bootable Hackintosh using that pendrive and we had a power cut when the write process was going on (my brother was using Mac OS ...
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Block every USB but one Windows 7 Registry

I want to disable all new plugged in USB Sticks by a User, but want to keep my only one Stick still accessable. For example I plug my "Master"-USB in and I can transfer Data to it. Another user ...
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Live usb windows xp

I want to create a bootable usb that contains windows xp.I dont want to install it , i just want to boot it, but i have couple of problems. I tried to create live usb from full windows xp file (the ...
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Restarting computer several times makes windows unbootable

My bro took my hdmi cable. Seeing that nothing shows up on the screen I restarted computer several time I got this problem A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent ...
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What exactly does acpi_backlight=vendor do

I have an issue when booting Linux with a device plugged to USB 3.0. If there is anything plugged (USB stick, keyboard, …), the system hangs on start with blank screen and does not react even on ...
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How to understand and debug USB issues with Linux

I’m having an odd problem with a cheap "reverse USB hub" —not sure what the technical name might be— named a Tek Republic TUS-200 USB Sharing Switch. it has one USB port for devices, and ...
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USB ports reseting issue

Every once in a while, the USB ports on my motherboard stop working. It only happens with my keyboard and with my WiFi stick. I can easily fix the issue by unplugging the USB adapter and then ...
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DD-WRT Android USB Tether

I have an older WNDR4500 router that has BS DD-WRT v24-sp2 (12/22/14) - build 25697 installed. The router has 2 USB ports, and I was wondering if I could USB tether with my Android phone to the ...
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What determines response time of hyperlinks - conventional install, @USB and 'portableapp.com' versus NETWORK/ISP response time?

Trying '@USB' and 'portableapps.com' installation of browsers - Chrome, Firefox, Opera and I am getting some inconsistent, irregular response times, or apparent response times for these browsers ...
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Any kind of Usb mouse does not work on my laptop

I have a usb mouse and it does not work on my laptop, Actually, it stop working suddenly. I do not remember what was happen the mouse is stopped working. I try different mouse (wired/wireless) nothing ...
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Errors on Xubuntu 14.04 Startup

I recently changed my Dell Latitude E6440 Board. I am using Xubuntu 14.04. I get those errors at start up. Here are the errors from the dmesg. [ 2.812926] usb 2-1.8: device descriptor read/64, ...
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Place iPhone call from PC desktop

My Current Setup I make a lot of phone calls every day. The phone numbers are in an online CRM. My cell phone (iPhone 4s) sits in a cradle at my desk. I have a blue tooth earpiece connected to the ...
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Manipulating firmware of USB flash drives

As far as you may know, about four month ago, a new malware-like program found that was infected USB device's firmwares. (Take a look here) I want to know, how it is possible to read and modify ...
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My files and folders on my usb disk changed automatically to FILE format

I have a 465 GB Maxtor USB external hard drive. I use it for games on my Xbox 360. Today I turned on my Xbox 360, started XexMenu 1.1 and there were only a few games show on it. I pluged-in my ...
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Seagate Expansion Desktop Drive only working with own sata/usb adapter

I opened up my Seagate Expansion Drive (3TB) to get to the hard drive itself. I wanted to use it in my PC and access it through SATA. But I cant mount the drive on linux. If I try to access it through ...
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Unable to detect device when inserting any USB device

I'm running an Acer Aspire v7 with Windows 8.1 64-bit. My laptop used to work fine with USB sticks and external hard drives but then stopped one day. Device Manager shows up like this when I have a ...
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Is there a way to make a usb NIC show up in the wifi dropdown on a Macbook Pro 15?

I purchased a USB NIC (Alfa AWUS036AC) because the onboard NIC on my 2014 MBP 15 and my Netgear router don't play nice with each other. Is there a way I can make the networks it (the new NIC) sees ...