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

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Forgot passphrase for encrypted USB drive

I accidentally set a passphrase on my USB drive using Ubuntu Disk Utility and I don't remember it. I tried formatting the USB drive, but it doesn't allow it. I've tried to do it in both Ubuntu and ...
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Netbook will not boot from Windows 8 install USB stick

I have an ASUS EEE 1000HE netbook that I am attempting to install the Win 8 release preview on. I have prepared a bootable USB memory stick (4Gb) using the "Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool" per ...
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USB keyboard works in windows but not in games

I have a problem with a new PC i just built. It has 6 USB3 ports on the rear, and no USB2 ports. When I plug my Logitech G15 v2 in the rear USB3 ports it works fine in both BIOS and windows - ...
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accessing webserver on desktop PC through wifi dongle from a tablet

I am running windows 7 on my desktop PC and have installed tomcat webserver. I'm able to bring up the default homepage using http://:8080 (or, http://:8080) on the desktop browser. I have a D-Link ...
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USB 3.0 slower than SATA for SSD

I have a Kingston V200 256GB SSD. When connected to my SATA 6.0gbps port on my motherboard I'm seeing sequential read speeds of 300 megabytes / second. When I put the drive into a sata to USB 3.0 ...
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Data Integrity with Desktop External HDD connected to daisy chained Dell Monitor USB hub

I have two Dell U2412M monitors, both of which have USB hubs built into them. I have one of those hubs connected to my MacBook Pro directly, and that hub has a webcam plugged into it. I want to ...
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Can I safely connect the power-only-end of a USB-Y cable to an other power source?

If the host computer for an USB device doesn't provide enough power for a device which has no dedicated power port, can I connect the power-only-plug of a Y-USB-cable to an other computer, an ...
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What chipset does this device have? [closed]

I have a Freecom DVB-T Art No: 25452 I know the revision 4 of this device runs a Realtek chipset, but I think this one has a different one but a Google search gives me conflicting information Its ...
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How can I detect what is blocking some certain keyboard keys?

After a while (about half an hour) booting up my system, some of my keyboard keys become unresponsive. Their respective Shift+, Ctrl+ and Alt+ combinations are also unresponsive. Pressing these keys ...
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Is it possible to create bootable USB from “any” bootable ISO [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I place a bootable ISO on a USB drive? I know its possible for Windows or most other OS. But I am talking about general purpose utility software. I have an ...
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New marketing flash drives have used space, but no files are found

My company bought a bunch of flash drives, 500 1 GB drives, to be loaded with marketing materials and given out at a trade show. While testing the loading of the drives I noticed that some of them ...
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Installed Delock PCI Express Card now nusb3mon.exe block 1 cpu core

I installed a PCI USB 3.0 card and now one out of four cpu's keeps up running nusb3mon.exe. Meaning that I have a CPU load of 25% all the time. Did anyone have the same problem before? ...
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Win 7 Laptop Driver for USB A plug to act like a charger

Is there a USB Windows 7 driver that outputs a voltage between Pin 1 and 4 of 5 V? Just like a Charger. Others pins should be open/disconnected. My notebook is a Lenovo X220.
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Is an external USB3 disk really almost as fast as an internal SATA disk?

According to the specs of USB3 its max speed is 5Gbit/s and SATA is max 6Gbit/s. Can it really be correct that SATA is only 20% faster than an external USB3 disk? Or are there some latencies that ...
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USB connections to Arduino

In a class programming Arduinos from Windows 7 boxes, we have noticed that it is advantageous to plug in the same board, because each new board is recognized as a new COM port. If this happens too ...
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Bootable USB Windows 7 installation not working

I am trying to create a bootable USB drive to install Windows 7 from USB drive but it is not working. I've set USB as primary boot device but nothing happens. The steps I followed to make it bootable ...
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I lost my windows 7 CD and my hard drive was cleared. What should I do? [duplicate]

Related Questions: Install Windows 7 from USB flash drive How can I reinstall Windows 7 if I lost my installation DVD? I'm trying to boot from an old Vista disk but I'm not getting ...
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Blocking flash drives and SD cards with a password?

I'm trying to set up a Windows 7 laptop such that you must enter a password to access any flash drive, SD card, or other USB media, no matter its format or encryption (if any). However, I should ...
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Acer Nettop usb controllers

I am currently looking for a small form factor computer that can provide 3 separate USB busses/controllers. The Acer Revo and Veriton models both provide 6 USB ports, but I have no clue if ...
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Is there an instrument or software that can measure the ACTUAL maximum power available to a USB port?

I use a non-self-powered USB modem device for a solutions I provide to multiple customers, and very often I encounter a problem in which the devices stops working due to many reasons, one of which I ...
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How can I create a bootable USB from ISO on Windows 7? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I place a bootable ISO on a USB drive? Is there a built in Windows 7 feature to "burn" an ISO to a USB-Stick USB-hard-drive? Or are there any advisable tools for ...
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How do I login to my iMac without keyboard and mouse?

I have turned off the bluetooth in my iMac and disabled the USB ports too. Now i am unable to login to my iMac because the keyboard and mouse are not detected. Bluetooth is switched off. USB is ...
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Put Google Chrome, AVG on a flash drive

I often install programs on others' computers such as LibreOffice, which, when they only have a dial-up connection, takes forever to download. So instead I keep it on a flash drive and install it from ...
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Change Drobo directory permissions

I have a Drobo unit that is connected via fire-wire to a Dell notebook. Using Ubuntu 12.04. I can not seem to change the permissions to allow all users to have read/write access to the drives. The ...
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Connect ps/2->usb keyboard to linux?

I have a lovely ancient ergonomic keyboard (no name SK - 6000) connected via a DIN->ps/2 adapter to a ps/2->usb adapter to my docking station. After Grub it stops working. It takes either suspending ...
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Low level table creation on a USB memory stick

I have been scammed by a USB stick supplier. The file table is incorrectly set up to show the size you think you purchased. When you try to write to the device, it seems to work as the directory shows ...
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How can I pair two bluetooth dongles together?

I want to hack a device which connects via USB, and plug a bluetooth USB dongle to the end of the USB cable (using a female to female adapter), and then connect to that device from another USB ...
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Turn 2 USB type A ports (receptacles) into an extension cable with 2 type A receptacles using Linux?

I'm currently trying to connect 2 USB devices together, but both ends are type A plugs. Before I buy a physical extension cords with 2 type A receptacles, I'd like to know if I can connect these 2 ...
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USB-keyboard & mouse powered off in windows-7

I have a problem with a pc where usb devices are not getting any power as soon as windows starts up (it works in preboot). This pc has no ps/2, so there is no chance for input, also not in secure boot ...
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How to run Ubuntu OS in Windows off USB Disk without rebooting or installing on PC

Please help me install Ubuntu OS latest build (12.04) on a Kingston Data Traveler USB 8 GB (FAT32) without having to restart and boot from the USB drive. I want Ubuntu to load & run inside Win ...
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Internal 19-USB 3.0 to normal USB-3.0a

I have the following problem. I have a new computer chassis, which has a front panel USB 3.0 with an internal connector, but my Asus M4GDP89 Pro/USB3 has only two back USB 3.0. Is there a way to ...
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Soldering 2 usb cables into a single micro usb

Sorry if this in the wrong place, but I'm not sure where else to post, and I'm not sure where to look, either. Basically, I want to solder 2 female USB-A ports to a single micro USB-B plug, so that 2 ...
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Hitachi SimpleDrive mini not recognised

My Hitachi SimpleDrive mini USB HDD, 500 GB, is not being recognized on my Windows 7 machine. It's LEDs flash with a delay, continuously. After I plug it out, Windows asks me to format it. I have a ...
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Shuttle FB51 mobo does not boot with external USB drive attached

I am repurposing an old Alienware desktop as a home media server. The PC is based on the Shuttle FB51 motherboard. The BIOS is a Phoenix Version 6.00 PG, release date 12/16/2002. I have loaded Ubuntu ...
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WD Elements Desktop External - Not recognised on a single computer

My WD Elements Desktop External is no longer recognised on my main computer. It has worked fine in the past, but now all of a sudden is not detected. It does not prompt when plugged in, nor does it ...
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Make a live USB of your installed ubuntu

I wonder that whether there is a way of making my own installed ubuntu a live USB. The reason in fact is that I want to make my ubuntu to be used by anybody. After this guy used my ubuntu I do not ...
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Ubuntu 11.04 “The destination is read-only” - thumbdrive - GNOME error?

I have Ubuntu 12.04. My problem is, I can't get write access to any USB device, like thumbdrive, SD card or digital camera using GNOME 3.4.1. Both FAT32 and NTFS filesystems won't work. From ...
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One USB com port not working out of four?

I have 4 USB com port devices where three of them work and only one dosn't. I have unplugged and replugged in, un-installed driver re-installed. I have also tested the device in a different laptop ...
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USB Flash drive corrupt files - Help needed

I have a 16GB usb flash drive with 8GB worth of data that I can't afford to lose. When I inserted it into my pc, inside the folder that I was storing the data I saw unintelligible characters and ...
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Turn off USB power when closing MacBook lid

I have a USB-powered cooling pad under my MacBook Pro. When I close the lid to put my MacBook to sleep, I would like the cooling pad to turn off. In other words, I would like the MacBook to cut ...
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Why no “da-doomp” (disconnect notification sound) sometimes when unplugging wireless mouse receiver?

Sometimes (maybe one case in 3), when I unplug the wireless mouse receiver on my Sony VGN-CS215J laptop, there is no "da-doomp" sound, even after a minute or two. And if I plug the receiver back in ...
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Use Windows 7 offline sync with external usb hd

Yeah, truly the whole question in the header. Is there a way to use Windows 7 offline sync (which we know from network mapped drives) with a external usb hd? When not, are there similar built in ...
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Linux Mint Debian Cinammon soundcard selection

i use said OS and i am missing a window or setting to set the default soundcard. I have a builtin analog soundcard which works just fine and is set as default, also i have a usb headset which works ...
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Can I use any usb optical drives with my macbook air?

For a macbook air, would you recommend buying any non-apple usb optical drives - or should I only buy apple's usb superdrive? thanks
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Yet again: “This device can perform faster” (Samsung Galaxy Tab 2)

I've been doing a lot of research with no reasonable solution. Please excuse the length of my post. When I plug my Galaxy Tab 2 (7" / Wi-Fi only / Android ICS) into my Windows 7 64-bit machine, I ...
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How do I stop linux from trying to mount android phone as usb storage?

When I plug in my Motorola Triumph to my fedora 17 linux box USB port, I get an endless series of errors on the linux box as it desperately attempts to mount the phone as a USB drive. Stuff like this: ...
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USB Not Select-able from Boot Menu

I installed Ubuntu on a USB drive following these instructions: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/linux/create-a-bootable-ubuntu-usb-flash-drive-the-easy-way/ When I go to boot menu the USB drive does ...
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mounting a damaged USB in Cygwin

i read that usb devices should be auto-mounted in cygwin to their drive letter, such as /cygwin/g but that isn't happening for my damaged USB drive. i am trying to clone it using ddrescue. ideally i ...
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Make GRUB boot to Usb pendrives

I would like to boot usb pendrives using grub. An example is using a VirtualBox VM with a minimal install of Debian (Just the console). Debian will install GRUB by default, i would like to use the ...
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Install an OS on an external USB 2.0 hard disk - how about the performance?

I want to use multiple OS (not at the same time) and I don't want to install all OS in one HDD. So I want to use an external USB 2.0 box (my Dell T3500 only supports USB 2.0) and several HDDs. Each OS ...