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

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“Operating system not found” after upgrading Ubuntu 13.04 to 13.10

I own a Thinkpad X121e and I upgraded its Ubuntu from 13.04 64bit to 13.10 64bit using the Update Manager. When the upgrade process suggested to restart the system, I restarted the computer and now it ...
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Is it possible to programmatically query for current USB controller bandwidth usage?

I am using three Logitech C920 webcams with mjpg-streamer. The setup works extremely well, but I just realised that it doesn't scale. I began encountering bandwidth issues when bumping the frame rate ...
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USB transfer speed for Windows 7 is incredibly slow to my external drive

I'm running Windows 7 Pro and am try to backup 116 GB of data to my external 1 TB hard drive. My laptop has only USB 2.0 ports and my hard drive is USB 3.0 compatible, as is the cable I'm using. I ...
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How to remove write protection from a write- protected USB drive and make it usable using diskpart?

I saw your answer to a question which has somewhat similar details like mine in this thread: Recovering a Partially Formatted USB Thumb Drive. However, in my case, my usb is write- protected. Can you ...
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How do I make a Minecraft kiosk for portable USB drive that boots on most computers

Some time ago, someone referred me to a cool website called Rapid Rollout. It worked fine until I tried to install an OS onto a netbook. To put it short, it didn't work as well as I expected it to. It ...
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Very Strange USB Issue

So, I'm using Xubuntu 13.04 (Raring), and I'm having a very strange USB issue. From time to time, I am experiencing hard system locking any time the mouse -MOVES-. When the mouse is stationary, the ...
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How do I transfer PDF files to my iPad to take on a business trip

I'm preparing to go on a week long business trip where I will need access to dozens of PDF files which I have on my work PC. I want to take them on my iPad so that I can read and review them during ...
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USB Flash drive issues

I've searched online but can't get an answer. Must be how I'm asking the question in the search bar. I've found that when making a bootable USB stick that some sticks will work without issue and ...
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USB Drive's folders disappeared but space still ocupied

My USB drive had viruses. I scanned and fixed all of them. But now all my files have disappeared. They are not hidden and the space in the properties shows 15% used just like it was before. I tried ...
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USB Flash Drive For Long-Term Storage Of Data [duplicate]

Is it a good idea to store the archives on a USB Flash Drive for at least 5 years? Will data be removed with the passage of time? Use Case:- I'll keep adding data in the USB with the passage of ...
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USB / WIN7 pro 64 bit /. Code 43 error on music recorder

My Tascam model DP-32 is a music recorder with a USB interface. The USB works fine on my Vista 32 bit laptop, and my other desktop (XP-32 bit). However, a new PC with WIN 7 64 bit refuses to ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 won't recognize my bootable USB

I'm currently using Ubuntu 13.04 on my ASUS F201E laptop. I'm trying to install a new OS that is meant to be more compatible with my harware. I've already created a bootable USB with the new OS on it ...
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USB device (Mouse receiver) not recognised

I have a Logitech MX 1100 wireless mouse. The receiver suddenly stopped working. It was working just fine when I turned off the computer last night. On turning it on again approximately 14 hours ...
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charging a phone via a laptop which is also being charged

Suppose my laptop and my smartphone are both at low battery level and I want to charge up both. I start charging my laptop, and I also connect the phone to the laptop using the usb cable. Is this ...
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USB 3.0 Flash Drive slower than USB 2.0

I have just bought a USB Stick (Flash Drive) from Philips. 32GB USB 3.0. I had some other problems with my USB 3.0 Installation but now this is resovled. My USB 3.0 hub is now a 7 Port USB 3.0 Metall ...
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USB Drive stuck as CD

I burned an image to a USB drive and now I can't get it back to it's full size. I tried format drive but it still is the image size ;/ Ideas?
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Corrupted USB memory stick shows file system as “raw”

I use a USB stick (64gb) which was previously working. Today I plugged my USB into my computer and it said "you need to format the disc in drive F before you can use it" so I click "format disc" and ...
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Staticy Turtle Beach Mic

I've views tens of threads and links online about hissing Turtle Beaches and such. Easy solution was that I plugged the USB part into the wall and the mic / audio in my PC. Now that was the solution ...
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When plugging a cell phone into my PC, I always get a Windows warning “You need to format the disk before you can use it”

I have a Motorola Atrix phone (although I don't believe this is relevant to the issue). My PC is running Windows 7. When I plug the phone into the USB slot I always get the modal warning dialog that ...
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Why does my USB Debian 7 “Wheezy” install keep freezing?

I am sort of at a lost to as what to do exactly. I have Debian Wheezy installed on a USB flash drive. I installed it by burning the Debian LiveCD and booting my PC to that, plugging in the flash drive ...
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A computer that fails to boot if certain USB devices are plugged in

I don't have an active problem with this but I am curious. Over time, my repair work has lead me to experience many instances (repeatable and reliable ones) where a computer (desktop, laptop, every ...
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Use USB headphone along with traditional headphones at the same time

My headphones plug broke into two pieces, one with me and the other inside the jack in my laptop. Now, I wanted to ask if there is any way to use a usb headphone and use both the devices at the same ...
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Start a action when a USB device is added [duplicate]

I try to start an application, when a special USB device is added. In the windows event system I can use the event: Microsoft-Windows-DriverFrameworks-UserMode -> Event ID: 2100 This event is ...
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Edimax EW-7822UAC - Cannot get it working on my ArchLinux Server

I cannot seem to get this new USB device running on my server sudo make install says user@home rtl8812AU_8821AU_linux_v4.2.2_7502.20130517]$ make install install -p -m 644 8812au.ko ...
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How to find last-added USB device in Windows?

Is there a way to find the last-added USB device in Windows (perhaps something like "dmesg" for Windows)? I'm plugging the USB device in, and it makes the sound of connection, but when I check ...
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How to boot from DVD/USB on Windows 8. Where is the boot priority menu?

I am trying to boot a Linux Live CD on my windows 8 system. I want to boot it live then install it to an external hard drive to also boot from later/at will. I have found the option under Settings ...
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How to manage USB devices between host and guest with VirtualBox on Windows

I would like to make my host computer’s webcam available to my guest OS under VirtualBox. Having never shared USB devices between the two before, though, I am a bit skittish about the language in the ...
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USB failing silently on linux

I have an external USB hard drive which works perfectly most of the time but sometimes when I plug it in nothing happens. Nothing is outputted to dmesg when this happens. Rebooting always fixes the ...
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I'm having trouble hooking up a new printer. It says it is not communicating

The above image shows the error I am getting. This printer worked fine previously for a short time, however now whenever I attempt to print from a web page the error box displays. I have printed a ...
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what is the USB HID code for the Compose key?

I have a programmable USB keyboard for which I want to have a Compose key, like some keyboards from the Digital Equipment Corporation had. I need to know the USB HID code for this key. I also have ...
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Mac/PC hybrid CD ISO to USB? [duplicate]

I have a once-a-year project that I work on around this time every year, which consists of a set of HTML and CSS files (kind of like a saved copy of a website) that get distributed on professionally ...
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Recover disk space after aborted Ubuntu USB boot

I created a bootable USB stick with Ubuntu 12.04 on it using these instructions. Then I tried booting my MacBook Pro with the USB by holding alt during start-up. I chose the option Try Ubuntu in the ...
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Why does wmplayer.exe start when I plug in a USB drive?

I'm using Vista. Sometimes (but not always) when I plug in a USB drive, wmplayer.exe starts executing and apparently searching the drive for something. I then have to kill it with Task Manager or ...
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Can I still use a usb flash drive after spilling water on it?

So a few months ago I accidentally spilled a little water on a few of my usb flash drives. I really want to test and see if they work, but before I do, I just want to make sure that there's no risk of ...
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Can I charge my nexus 4 with a USB port meant for pendrive in my car using an FM transmitter accessory(it has a USB port for pendrive) [closed]

My point is Nexus 4 needs 2.2 Amp for charging properly however the unrated USB port on FM transmitter will not be providing that much current as it is meant for a pen drive. When I connect it to my ...
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External HDD doesn't show up in /dev on raspberry pi

here's my problem: I have an old 500GB HDD drive from one of my old laptops which I connected to my Pi via USB. First issue: Every time I plug in the device, the Pi reboots. I already read this is due ...
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how to connect ADSL Modem with USB type B with a router which has RJ45 port. Is there a cable for that?

I have a modem which has USB 2 port. I was using it directly in my laptop by installing driver. But now I want to use wireless connection. So I bought a router but now how can I use my existing modem ...
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Hard drive not recognized by usb 3.0 ports

I have storejet 1000GB with usb 3.0 connection but it seems that in my laptop runs windows 7, the computer identifies it only when connecting it to the usb 2 port. There was period it was identified ...
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udev rule with bInterfaceNumber doesn't work

I'm trying to use udev to give relevant names a USB-serial device but I'm having now luck. # lsusb -d 04e2:1412 -v Bus 004 Device 028: ID 04e2:1412 Exar Corp. Device Descriptor: ...
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Maximum number of keyboards you can attach

I need to attach 16 keyboards to a computer, to use as a game show buzzer system. Is that possible? I know the theoretical maximum number of USB devices allowed is (2^7)-1=127 but will there be any ...
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Connecting to internet with an old ADSL driver from Virtual Machine

I have an old ADSL modem and I have just its Win XP driver. But I want to connect to internet from linux. My idea is using a Win XP running on virtualbox in linux. I should pass the USB port control ...
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Attempting to install the Intel USB 3.0 drivers results in BSOD

I have everything installed from the motherboard disk except for the Intel USB 3.0 drivers. When I tried to install those drivers, I would get the BSOD. To clarify, the BSOD would appear right after ...
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Can auto-installing USB drivers cause this security issue?

Windows has required user input for Autorun for quite some time now - Any USB plugged in with an autorun.inf will need manual user input to run whatever the file says. But what about USB drivers? If ...
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USB live boot into any windows OS?

I want to boot from a USB stick into a windows OS (any), however I can't find an ISO that will work on my USB. I have found pe builder but its a windows program and I am on linux. Could anyone link ...
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Watch video files from USB stick on CHS 435HDC cable box [closed]

My cable box (Cisco CHS 435HDC) has a USB port on the front, and I'd like to watch a video file from a USB stick and/or external hard drive. Googling finds a five-year-old Verizon FAQ that says the ...
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going back and forth between a laptop and a desktop seamlessly on windows 8/7

I want to be able to use a desktop and a laptop and share applications and files. What I was thinking of was an external enclosure (usb 3.0) with a SSD drive on which i install the operating system ...
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Windows 8 drops USB drives randomly

My machine operating Windows 8 is dropping and reconnecting USB drives just after about every second startup. It happens if I have more than 1 connected. It does not happen out of the blue when using ...
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eeePC shows only two entries while using Unetbootin created Live CD, and both fails

I made a usb boot stick using Unetbootin, on mac osx (the latest one). I created the stick (after formatting it), and then plug it into my EEE PC X101CH the bios boot menu shows 2 options for the ...
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Slow copying of files from Bricked NAS to computer via USB 3.0 to SATA

Unfortunately I bricked my "Western Digital MyBookLive 3TB" network hard drive. (Only had an ethernet port to access files via network) After realising it was not going to work again, I decided to ...
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How to tell if my MacBook Air supports USB 3.0

How do I tell if my MacBook Air supports USB 3.0. I found About This Mac → More Info... → System Report... → Hardware → USB But nothing there clearly states version 2.0 or 3.0. How can I know for ...