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

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fdisk doesn't complete and hangs on a USB drive

fdisk problem. OS: linux centos 7 I used fdisk on a usb drive. It has hung and I haven't been able to kill it or get out of it. As an additional problem, since then, in trying to remedy this ...
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Data Recovery form Flash Drive

I would need to know if there is a way how to get data from death flash drive. When I have flash drive pluged in during pc boot it freeze. When I booting without flash drive I get to boot menu, when ...
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KVM switch not recognizing USB devices on Windows 10?

I installed Windows 10 earlier this week. All week my computer has functioned fine, but today when I turned it on I get an alert saying USB Device not recognized. I have several USB devices plugged ...
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Need help using procmon to debug “Power surge on USB port”

Like many others, I've seen a power surge on usb port error message pop up on my computer. Tried the usual fixes including replacing usb equipment and drivers. No luck. However, I have noticed that ...
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Mac USB disabled due to too much power but nothing plugged in

Have nothing plugged in but can't get rid of the message: USB Devices Disabled Unplug the device using too much power to re-enable USB devices.
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Kali Linux(Live Version): Linux resets after restarting Live version?

A few hours ago I mounted a legitimate Kali Linux (x64) on a USB 3.0 32GB drive. When I boot a PC from a USB device and select the Kali Linux USB drive, I select the 'Live (amd64)' option. I ...
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Is there a video quality difference between a Mini-DisplayPort-to-HDMI conversion and a USB-to-HDMI conversion?

I recently bought a laptop (Dell XPS-13), which comes equipped with only a Mini-DisplayPort for video, which is not compatible with most displays I have to use (university projectors). USB-ports are ...
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fsutil resource stop , says invalid function

windows 7, it's not letting me take the USB out. also, process explorer listed nothing when searching for handles with f:\ As for policies.. I think it was on quick removal.. (I have read that ...
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create image from usb in windows?

how do I create an image from a usb stick in windows.. that I could then later write to a usb in rufus or whatever program. also I want to make an image(from a usb stick), where the image doesn't ...
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attempting to get linux mint mach to recognise usb

using dmesg command and then /mnt directory mkdir usb my mach is asking for a password and I have no idea what that might be The whole purpose is to make my mach recognise the usb ...
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USB Mic - LOUD beeping noise (with sample)

When i unboxed my Samson Meteor USB Mic, it was incredibly good, no background noise what so ever, after making around 4-5 videos with it, this started happening. When trying to do noise removal with ...
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Power monitor from USB

What are the possibilities of powering a computer monitor from USB, either with one or more ports? And what would happen if the monitor does not get enough power? For example, the T2236MSC-B2 monitor ...
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When UEFI/(Motherboard Firmware), is set to UEFI(not legacy), USB is not detected

When UEFI/(Motherboard Firmware), is set to UEFI(not legacy), USB is not detected When set to legacy, it is detected. It goes without saying that I can't boot from it when the UEFI is in UEFI mode. ...
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Thunderbolt 2.0 hot plug problems Windows 10

TL;DR: For some reason hot plugging my Thunderbolt dock is not working correctly on my new laptop. I am trying to determine if I've overlooked a troubleshooting step. Problem: If the dock is ...
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Converting internal blu ray drive to external drive

So I have a LG Slim Blu-Ray Combo Drive - SATA CT40N that I'm trying to make work with usb. I have a SATA to usb 3 converter that I plugged into my surface pro 3. Drive seems to get sufficient power ...
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external HDDs cannot copy files out

I have 3 different external HDD, 1Tb, exFAT format (for Mac and PC). They all developed the same problem: I cannot copy some files from them. The copying speed just drops to 0 on them and that is it. ...
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Is USB keyboard faster than PS/2?

I recently joined a CNC manufacturing company and they have given me a project to work on. So the issue is the MDI keypad used in their CNC machine is of PS/2 interface and they feel that it is ...
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Sharing media devices from linux to windows

I want to have a raspberry pi as a USB hub in a windows network. Let me explain: we have about 10 windows PC's and we need to have access to USB media devices (like a usb stick, an android phone, a ...
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Can't remove USB is write protect

I'm using a full 2GB USB. Now it is automatically write-protected. I can't delete, add file or format the USB. I always safely remove before removing it. I have tried both editing regedit and diskpart ...
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Power on an HP Deskjet 1510 printer from usb in linux

I have an HP Deskjet 1510 printer that is usb connected to an Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS machine. In order to power on the server I use wake on lan from my smartphone. However the printer that is ...
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Is there a simple way to connect two computers over a serial connection [with USB interfaces?]

What I'd like to do is have a cable with two male USB ports, and somehow have this act as a serial (UART) connection between two computers. One idea I've thought of is as follows: (USB -> Serial ...
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Is there an USB adapter for secondary display with RCA output?

I need to use my TV as a second monitor for my notebook. But I'd like to use the TV's AV input (RCA). My notebook's VGA output is broken, so I'll need to buy an external video adapter. I've seen many ...
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Connect two USB Devices to one port

Is there any way to connect two USB Devices to computer with only one USB-port? For example: You have a USB-stick. Is there any way, to have another usb stick, that connects to the computer via the ...
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What does the LogiLink ID0052 Bluetooth USB adapter look like?

I have a LogiLink ID0052 Bluetooth slim keyboard which I don't need any more and I'd like to sell.I'm quite sure it came with a USB Bluetooth adapter, but I can't identify it. Since I have several ...
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Installing Windows 10 from USB fails to load setup

I am trying to install Windows 10 (Enterprise) on a new system. So far I ... downloaded the ISO from Microsoft. created a bootable USB drive (USB 3.0) with Rufus (with GPT, FAT32) verified it by ...
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Mouse not listed in pointing device list in the device manager

I'm trying to debug the laptop of one of my friend. It's running Windows 8.1. The model is an ASUS X751DL The external (usb plugged) mouse is not working anymore. It is a wireless (usb dungle) Trust ...
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Trying to get USB Vag-Com/VCDS cable to work under wine (ebay cable)

I've been following this guide: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?2725554 and this guide: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=220200&page=2 and obviously quite easily i got the ...
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How to adjust a USB flash drive’s reported firmware storage capacity?

Some Chinese branded USB flash drives are scams and they lie about their storage capacity. Apart from the text on the box, it also shows the fake capacity value on the computer. I would like to know ...
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Are switches on USB hubs there to enable/disable power or data or both?

I am interested in purchasing a USB hub with a disconnect switch for the USB signal. My question: Some USB hubs have individual switches on each port. Are those switches for power, or are they for ...
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USB passthrough for QEMU gets error “qemu: could not add USB device”

When trying to run arch linux with a usb passthrough using qemu on my macbook pro retina 2015, running osx Yosemite 10.10., using the command: sudo qemu-system-i386 -cpu core2duo -cdrom ...
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Boot debian from USB external hard drive

I used to have debian on my laptop. Then I removed the old hard drive (with the debian OS on it), and put it in a USB external hard drive box. And installed a new SSD hard drive into the laptop, ...
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In windows 8.1 How to stop an application from killing other applications?

I have a distant learning course for an entrance exam. They've provided me a pendrive which has all the course material videos etc. It can be accessed only after I install the software that comes ...
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OSX won't boot to USB with persistent Arch Linux installed, while Windows will boot to it

When I hold the C key on startup on OSX Yosemite 10.10.5 (macbook pro retina 2015 with force touch), it doesn't boot to the USB. Holding alt/option doesn't show the USB drive, and changing boot order ...
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USB 3.0 docking station dual display poor performance

I got a plugable USB 3.0 docking station in order to set up my laptop with dual monitors. The problem is, the display performance of the monitor hooked up to the docking station via an HDMI cable is ...
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Windows 10 not recognizing Seagate USB 3.0 external drive

Need some urgent help. I have a lot of data in my USB 3.0 external drive from Seagate but since this morning Windows 10 does open it. If I open "My PC" I can see the G: Drive in there but has no ...
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windows installer missing drivers after bcd edit

sorry if my English is not so good. I have been making a bootable usb stick with both windows 10 and windows seven installation inside it. I prepared the stick and copied the windows installation ...
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Is there an Apple USB Ethernet driver for Windows?

I recently needed an Ethernet adapter for my laptop, which has USB and WiFi (of course) but no Ethernet. Somebody offered me an Apple USB-to-Ethernet adapter. I figured Windows would offer the driver ...
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Connecting my phone to my computer?

This is my first question on superuser, and I would really appreciate your help on this issue: The problem: My device isn't getting detected in android studio The solution: Install the correct usb ...
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How to 'install' my own file system into my USB?

If I write my own file system (some basic), How do I 'install' it to my USB?, Let's say that I've written a hash table and I want to format on my USB.. How do I that? My OS is Ubuntu x86_64.
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USB Keyboard passtrough in Hyper-V

I have got a multi screen desktop. I want to use a virtual-machine to get a temporari second workstation on my desktop (to work with students). I use a Windows 10 Pro machine with hyper-v. In hyper-v ...
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Windows 8.1 External drive seen by Device Manager but not by disk manager or explorer

I got an external drive from a family member (who usually uses it with a Mac), and when I plug it into my computer nothing happens. A couple times (trying different USB slots), a dialog popped up ...
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Regarding USB battery charging, what is a 'unconfigured device'?

The USB Battery Charging 1.2 Specification says that 'unconfigured devices' are allowed to draw up to 1.5A for CDPs and DCPs, whilst configured devices are able to draw up to 5A as long as the ...
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New HDD, wont load from USB or CD

i have copied all of my re-installation disc(w7) to my USB. Computer won't read discs, does read the USB, but says there's no OS. This is a new HDD since my old one died. I need a step by step help as ...
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optical mouse only works near an electric field

two days ago,i faced a serious problem my optical mouse stop working suddenly. it just simulate a click and hold instead of single click and other strange things. i released that it works fine only if ...
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HDD in external case SATA/USB3.0: stop automatic disk switch off

I recently bought a sharkoon swift case pro USB3.0, external 3.5" HDD case/enclosure. The problem(s) is: When I reboot windows (doesnt matter which version it seems, tried both xp/7), the case shuts ...
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batch script to copy from external PC

I'm trying to write a batch script for copying appdata files to my usb drive...i figured (which i'm not sure about) that if in any pc i plugin my usb %appdata% can be used as default path but for ...
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How to boot from USB flash via EFI?

I have setup the following partition table on flash-drive: Disklabel type: gpt Device Start End Sectors Size Type /dev/sdb1 2048 34815 32768 16M EFI System /dev/sdb2 ...
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Usb modem cannot be recognized

I have a huawui 173 usb modem , I tried un-installing the software that run the modem ,when it took too long i restarted my pc because i thought it was frozen,i continued re installing the software ...
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Using USB to RS232 adapter makes mouse go wild

I use a USB to RS232 adapter to connect to routers and switches at work. Sometimes after little use the mouse goes wild and clicks uncontrollably, moustly mouse1 but mouse2 aswell. When at worst it ...
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External Hard Drive is periodically hanging over for 1 minute when plugged in to PC via USB 3.0

I have an external hard drive Transcend ST2000LM003 2Tb USB3.0. I am already using it for 1 year. Everything was ok when I was using it plugged in to PC via USB2.0. When I used it on another PC ...