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

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Short USB cables not charging?

I find this a strange problem but I can't find anything online about it. Recently I purchased a few short USB cables (20-30cm), to use in my car's USB connector to charge my phone. Strangely an ...
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Create virtual port from another mac

I have 2 Macintoshes. In the first Macintosh I have put in the USB port a device (like a iPod, Arduino, other) and I would like to connect from the second Macintosh to the device on the first. The ...
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How to automount NTFS usb sticks on Xubuntu 12.10?

I'm running the Xubuntu 12.10 on a Lenovo T520 laptop. If I plug a FAT formatted usb stick, it's mounted automatically, but if I plug in a NTFS formatted one, I have to mount it manually. How to ...
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How to detect a USB Rubber Ducky?

Three weeks ago my company ordered a lot of hardware (real hardware, not IT-related) from China. Today, the warehouse girl comes to my office and says that, mixed in the stuff, she found a white USB ...
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USB 3.0 not functioning fully

After installing GNU/Linux today onto my Lenovo Y570 laptop, I ran into an issue quickly - the USB 3.0 support. 2/3 of my USB ports are 3.0 so I kind of need them. The ports are powered at the very ...
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How can I pin point a USB file transfer bottleneck in Unix?

I'm experiencing very slow data transfer speeds over USB 2.0 on my nix box and was wondering how I can pin-point the cause of the problem. I've looked into iotop and top but the cpu and mem figures ...
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Drive not detected in Windows 7 but Ubuntu detects it

I recently bought a Seagate Expansion 3TB (STBV3000300) external hard drive and tried running it on my computer with Windows 7 installed on it. It is not being detected by the computer. I tried ...
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Connect host to virtualbox virtually via usb

I have Windows 7 and let's say I want to set up another Windows 7 in VirtualBox. Is there a way to somehow connect both the host and VirtualBox client via a virtual USB or something without any cables ...
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Can I safely connect a USB 2.0/1.1 internal pin block to a USB3.0 motherboard header?

I've been working on my new PC build with the GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB WIFI motherboard. This board comes with a wifi/bluetooth card that goes into a PCIe x1 slot... but the card also wants to be connected to ...
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how to remove ballon tips from a software using reshacker?

I need to run apo usb autorun complitly silent.But when i plug a usb stick in, a balloon tips appear in the tray containing usb properties. I do not need this balloon tips.Can anybody please tell me ...
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How determine when last time usb hard drive was plugged in?

I have usb hard drive formatted in exFAT which last time was plugged in Windows 7. Now I'm on OSX, but it's not so important.. - is there way to figure out when it was last plugged in ? wikipedia ...
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USB-to-Serial showing gibberish at 115200 Baud

I've got a serious problem which drives me crazy because I tried everything I could think of. First of all, I made a video: http://youtu.be/boghkuq7L_s but please read the following text for more ...
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Verizon USB551L 4G Stick on Linux

I have been trying to get a Verizon USB551L 4G USB Stick working on Debian Linux. I have been able to get it to connect, but it always disconnects after 10 secs to 2.5 minutes, then it cannot connect ...
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Computer does not have USB001 Virtual Printer Port for USB

Win 7 Pro x64 machine on a company domain network does not have the ability to add a USB printer for some reason. All other computers do. In the Add Local Printer section, there's no USB001 (Virtual ...
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Cisco AM10 disappears from Windows 8 after a reboot

I have a Cisco AM10 wireless adapter, which has worked fantastically for the past year. I recently upgraded this computer to Windows 8 and now every time the computer reboots, the computer does not ...
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1.8 VDC POWER remains on USB after SHUTDOWN (HP Compaq Pro 4300 SFF - Product ID: QZ219AV)

I am having unexpected opportunities with a USB Device failing to properly initialize on startup after a shutdown, which seems to be caused by residual power remaining on my USB Ports (after ...
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Material to use for computer system cover against UV and salty air?

I live right next to the sea and have a large window quite close to my computer setup which allows a lot of indirect sunlight to enter. I'd like to buy or make a cover for my computer system. From ...
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Test USB-connected SD card reader

I'm running a Linux system, so I'm asking a solution that can run on Linux, better if via terminal on a command line. I have a laptop with an integrated SD card reader, which is connected to ...
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Connecting an iPod being used as a Drive to a computer without iTunes

I have enabled disk mode on my iPod Classic which allows me to put normal files on it through windows Explorer. I need to be able to transfer some files onto a computer at school which may or may not ...
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Upgrade brother printer firmware

I'm trying to upgrade my brother firmware that is connected to my PC via USB but the software tells me there is a connection error: So I checked my printer software and I can print/scan do whatever ...
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All USB devices go to sleep in idle mode on Windows 7

A strange thing happened after a few updates to the system: Intel rapid storage SSD firmware update Intel Ethernet adapter update GPU Intel update When the computer turns off the screen (after ...
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Install Windows 7 USB with Mountain Lion's Boot Camp? (MBP)

I was on the net the whole day and I couldn't find any clue to solve this problem... I try to install Windows 7 on my MBP with the .iso and an USB key. To do so... Boot Camp. My CD-ROM player is dead, ...
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Screen run command, detach and get output

I am trying write a script which connects and runs command on /dev/ttyUSB0 after that gets the output. screen -d -m 'SCREEN COMMAND' -L /dev/ttyUSB0 But this does not create an output file. How ...
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Calibre /kindle problems

So why won't my 12.04 recognize the kindle via USB so the send to icon will pop up in Calibre. I can't get the books off the PC HD and onto the kindle. No problem with the USB cable, tested it ...
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How do I connect a 5 1/4" floppy drive to a modern PC?

This question was originally posted on Gaming Stack Exchange. I have a small collection of 5 1/4" floppy disks (early Sierra games) that I am trying to read. How can I connect a drive that accepts ...
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Copy to USB drive stutters, is very slow

I am using Windows 8 64-bit and I have several USB thumbdrives. Whenever I try to copy files to any of them, the transfer starts out at about 17 MB/s, then goes to 19 MB/s, then drops to 5 MB/s and ...
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Is there any software that could analyze USB logic level log data in a csv file?

I have a ".csv" log file that stores the USB logic levels (D+/D- logic levels) of a USB device. The format of the file is listed below : 1.616545667,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0 1.616545750,1,0,0,0,0,0,0,0 ...
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My flash drive shows up in device manager but does not properly mount. Works fine on other machines

I got one of those LaCie iamakey flash drives and have been using it fine up until today when I plugged it into my work machine. The machine chugged away for a good while and finally mounted it to F:/ ...
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USB keeps constantly connecting/disconnecting Windows 7

We just migrated one of our sites to Windows 7 and suddenly 2 PCs started having a wierd issue. A USB device suddenly starts connecting and disconnecting non stop with the usual "Ding Dong" sound. I ...
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How Do I Add a Mapped Network Drive to a USB Stick

I'd like to add a network drive I have mapped so that the shortcut to that drive will appear on a USB stick. I'd like to be able to access this drive on other computers without having to map it again ...
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External HDD is always in use when trying to safely remove

I have a WD 1TB Elements external hard drive, and every time I use the Windows 7 "safely remove" feature, it gives me a dialog telling that a process is using the disk. Using Sysinternals Process ...
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How can I boot from USB with an Asus M2400N laptop?

I own this wonderful Asus M2400N laptop from 2003, which is still performing great, and I'm desperately trying to boot from a USB key drive (or SD Card via an PCMCIA card reader). Hardware info here. ...
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How to turn off USB charge?

Is there a way to turn off USB charge completely? There is manager that allows me to set power-off charging only when the notebook is plugged in or even when it's on battery, but with a certain ...
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Need to download Ubuntu ISO, but getting “Invalid ISO” error message

I'm using a USB/DVD download tool within my current OS (Windows 7) for allowing Dual Boot functionality alongside Ubuntu. I downloaded Ubuntu off their main site and when I use the download tool, I ...
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Windows 7 randomly installs an “Unknown Device” successfully

Rarely (several days to weeks between occurrences,) and seemingly at random, I get a balloon notification from Windows 7 (x64 SP1 Home Premium) that it is installing hardware for me. Whatever is ...
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Is there an HDMI to USB adapter?

I am interested in trying some HDMI-output devices, but having that output piped into my computer. Is there something like an "EasyCap" for HDMI, piping the data in through perhaps something like ...
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wireless mouse prevents boot up

My new Microsoft wireless USB mouse prevents my computer from booting up. If I unplug the USB mouse receiver, when the computer is off, the computer will boot normally. After the computer boots up ...
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Installing Windows XP on Samsung SENS 145 plus notebook (no CD drive)

Hi I was trying to install Windows XP on a Samsung SENS 145 plus Notebook. It does not have a cd drive and I already managed to format it and semi install Windows XP, so now it does not even boot up ...
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How do I make a bootable USB that deletes files?

I would like help on making a boot-able USB that would delete a .exe file in the D partition (Windows). How can I make this possible? I have searched all over Google and still I found nothing.
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SEMC HSUSB Driver - Windows 7. How do I get to install this thing?

I'm trying to connect my Android phone to my PC. I know, I know. That's not an SU question, but hear me out. The whole problem seems to be one single .inf / driver file which I just cannot manage ...
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Usb can't be boot-able?

Recently, I want to create a boot-able USB to re-install windows 7. And after creating boot-able USB with Windows7-USB-DVD-Download-Tool and windows7.iso, I can't boot from my usb. However, If I try ...
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Why does my Ubuntu Live USB stick always resets my modified fstab to “defaults”?

I made an Ubuntu Live USB Stick with the LinuxUSBDownload installer. The installer works great and also the well known issue of not unmounting the casper-rw at shutdown is fixed. :D The problem now ...
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USB 3.0 hub; what can it power?

I own an Asus UX31A laptop, equipped with 2 USB 3.0 ports. I would like to connect several USB devices to one of these ports, using a USB 3.0 hub. 1) Am I correct in assuming the Asus "USB Charger+" ...
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Copy own files to Windows 7 Install USB Flash Drive

I have a USB flash drive with Windows 7 on (using ISO and the Windows 7 USB DVD Download Tool). Now this USB is 16GB and a lot of space available. Could I copy over a few installer exes and whatnot ...
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Will the Samsung Series 9 models boot from USB?

I'm thinking about getting either one of these Series 9 Models: NP900X3C-A01US - Win 7 NP900X3C-A05US - Win 8 I'd want to do a complete wipe on either one, but what to make certain that the unit ...
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Strange USB cable behaviour, is something wrong with my computer?

Today I bought a micro USB cable for my Nokia Asha 311. It worked fine for some hours, but now the mobile shows as plugged in but it isn't. Now I can see this in my computer's settings: Can ...
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Serial Printer to USB through USB hub

I am looking at purchasing a win 8 tablet (non rt) that only has one usb port. I need to be able to connect an epson serial printer as well as a usb to ethernet adapter. Given that there is only one ...
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Installing an internal Delock USB hub

I am installing an internal Delock 4-port USB 3.0 hub, so that I can have USB ports on the front panel of the machine. I have plugged in the 4-pin cord, but I have a blue cord that has a USB contact ...
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If USB is not listed in BIOS as a boot option, does that mean the machine can't boot from USB?

I just purchased an Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A-DH51 with Windows 8. I want to wipe the drive and do a clean install but USB is not listed as a boot option in the BIOS. Does this mean it is not possible? ...
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Is there such a thing as a USB-controllable USB relay?

I am looking for a device that connects to two USB ports on a computer: a "Control" port, and a "Data" port. Both cords go to the same device, which also has one USB "out" port (3 ports total). If a ...