USB is a universal, general interface standard for connecting peripheral devices to PCs.

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DRDY ERR from HDD

All of a sudden I started getting the DRDY ERR with my laptop running linux..some messages look like.. ata1:00: status: { DRDY ERR } ata1.00: error {UNC } ata1:00: exception Emask 0x0 ...
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Hooking Microsoft Surface Pro 3 up to USB monitor

I have a Surface Pro 3 and I tried hooking up my Toshiba 14" USB monitor (PA3923U-2LC3) to it with the supplied USB cord. The Surface reported that the monitor was attempting to draw too much power. ...
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Error code 43, is my mouse dead or is my usb driver installation corrupted?

My old mouse stopped working about an hour ago. I am on a Sony Vaio with Windows 7. I found an error code 43 in the USB panel. I googled it and found instructions to try to restore the connection. ...
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All the USB ports on one physical side don't work after suspend

I have a new problem with my Lenovo Edge E545 where, after suspending and resuming, 1 USB-2.0 port and 2 USB-3.0 ports fail to work. They are all the USB ports on the same physical side of the ...
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2 TB hard disk extremely slow/stuck if used through a USB docking station, works perfectly with SATA or e-SATA

I have a 2 TB hard disk which I'm sure works fine. I have bought a hard disk docking station which should support disks up to 4 TB. This dock can use either USB 3.0 or e-SATA. Using the HD with e-SATA ...
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How do I connect two computers using USB 3.0?

I know this question exists, but it's about USB in General. Mine is about USB 3.0 and newer specifically. USB 3.0 specification introduces the feature known as direct host-to-host connection with ...
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How come all USB cables are not equivalent?

It appears that not all USB cables (one end: USB, the other end - Micro-USB) are created equal: some can only charge devices (e.g., cell phones, e-readers), others can also sync them. Are there just ...
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USB device only works through a hub

This one kind of boggles my mind. I have an audio interface (Steinberg UR-22), which was working until this morning. I've tried plugging it into every usb port on my laptop while removing all other ...
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Glidepoint usb trackpad suddenly not working

I have this Adesso Glidepoint trackpad, which has worked flawlessly for a year. Then, about a week ago, over a couple days, it started acting flaky, then a blue screen of death, and now it doesn't ...
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Differentiating between two USB HID devices with exactly the same configuration

I'm working with a USB HID device which essentially is a Relay Controller. Using the LIBUSB library I can successfully connect and work with this device. However, I need to add a second device to the ...
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Autorun.inf in Windows 8/8.1 for USB Drives

I have created a file named autorun.inf to make one of my software setup run when the usb is plugged into Windows 8/8.1 OS . This is my autorun.inf code: [AutoRun] shellexecute="Mem.exe //It would ...
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Is there a way to block and notify of connected USB devices?

I just read the following news about how connected USB devices can act as keyboards or network cards, etc. and so for example input what they like or change sites to scam sites. ...
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USB port getting too hot

In my friend's PC i have noted that his USB port is getting very hot. I cant keep touching it. Why is this happening? Is there a fault in motherboard or USB Controller?
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iphone won't show up on PC

When I attach my iPhone 4S to my Dell laptop running Windows 7, using USB cord, the computer "pings" to indicate that the phone is connected, but it doesn't show up visually as an external device. ...
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Files suddenly disappear (and reappear) on a NTFS USB drive used with Linux?

I recently bought a portable 1TB external USB drive which I intend to use mostly with my Ubuntu laptop, but I would like to be able to use it with other OS as well. It came formated as NTFS, and that ...
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Surface Pro 2 with Docking Station capable of supporting a 3 monitor display, maybe via an external USB graphics card?

The Surface Pro Docking Station offers 3 USB 2.0 ports and one USB 3.0 port. I would like to use this tool with USB to HDMI adapters to utilize a 3 monitor workstation for my programming work with a ...
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Is is possible to get a virtual disc drive to mount over usb to another machine's motherboard?

Here's what I'm trying to do. I have dvd duplicators that only duplicate discs from a master disc. I can also install an internal hdd with images stored on them and duplicate from there. These ...
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Why mix USB2 and USB3 on a motherboard

A conceptual question, I suppose. If USB3 port is backwards compatible with UBS2 & 1, why do manufacturers continue to include UBS2 ports on motherboards with USB3 support? To me, there seems to ...
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slow transfer of data from disk to disk

I'm copying about 4TB of data from one hdd to another and noticing abysmal speeds. I have two external SATA 3 hdds plugged into USB 3.0 docks and connected to USB3.0 ports on Macbook Pro. MBP was ...
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How to install Wireless USB adapter drivers in CentOS 6.5 64bit?

I have installed CENTOS 6.5 (64bit). I have my Belkin N150 wireless USB adapter (Model: F9L1001v1). I need to install the drivers. Where can I get the drivers and information on how to install them? ...
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Hardware and program for multi master and single slave

I have a three devices 1. Computer1 2. USB 3. Computer2.... now i want to build a program according to below algorithm. Precondition : Concept assumed is multi master single slave. where compuer1 and ...
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Can a UPC scanner talk to two POS systems at once?

Is it possible to make a UPC (barcode) scanner talk to two POS systems independently and simultaneously, so when an item is scanned, the devise will send information to two different, non-integrated ...
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Fix a brick router with Arduino (usb-to-serial adapter)

I need to test if my USB to serial adapter is working correctly. I've read somewhere about shorcircuiting RX and DX pins so that to get responde is putty. Problem is i'm not used with putty, so what ...
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How to turn on bitlocker on 4 TB USB HDD?

When trying to turn on Bitlocker on an external 4 TB USB HDD using Windows 7, there's error A device attached to the system is not functioning. in a rather unhelpful dialog, as shown below: Now ...
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Install debian 7.6 onto USB drive

I'm looking to install debian 7.6 onto USB drive to use as emergency OS, this OS would be ran in case HDD failure. I using VirtualBox to install debian onto the USB drive but this is not working, the ...
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Copy Fedora Operating System with settings to USB?

I have a fedora machine running on my PC and I have certain software and configuration that I use often. I want to copy Fedora with all these settings and software to USB and make USB boot-able. I ...
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Galaxy s2 phone connects and disconnects from laptop

I'm trying to transfer files between my galaxy s2 and laptop via usb. When I connect it to anything other than usb 3.0, there is no "usb connected" notice but it shows that its charging. When I plug ...
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How the data will be stored/saved in memory

Consider I have a USB flash memory with capacity of 8 GB. That is, it can store 8 billion bytes or 8 billion * 8 bits (approximately). How those huge amount of data can be stored in a small USB flash ...
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Exposing an USB device directly to a Virtualbox guest

I have an virtualBox VM with a windows guest system (Windows XP 32Bit). The Host is also a Windows (Windows 7 64Bit). Normally I just want to use known usb devices (which are known by my host and ...
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I broke my internet after tethering wifi with phone over usb

So a while ago, I was at a house with my laptop and my phone. I wanted to access the wifi on my computer, so I plugged in my phone via USB and activated USB tethering on my nexus 5. Worked like a ...
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USB multi-boot bootloader key with Whole Disk Encryption

My goal is to have a multiboot system(OSX and Ubuntu) on my MacBook Pro while utilizing whole disk encryption(WDE). However the tricky part that I haven't been able to solve is that I want the ENTIRE ...
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MacPro1,1 won't turn off USB ports when going into sleep mode

I want all (or specific) ports to go off, when MacPro1,1 goes to sleep (mode 0) I connected all the external peripherals (220V) via extension cord to a relay switch, powered by the computer's molex ...
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USB Suspend: USB Device not Entering Selective Suspend

After running powercfg energy command I get the following efficiency diagnostics report with 6 Errors: USB Suspend:USB Device not Entering Selective Suspend This device did not enter the USB ...
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Windows OS does not recognise USB disk formatted by Samsung smart TV

I have an USB storage device that is formatted by my Samsung Smart TV. I've recorded some TV shows on it. I want to transfer these video files to my PC that has Windows. The PC doesn't open the USB ...
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Want to use my ADSL modem as WiFi router when I use internet through other USB modem

I have a DSL DG-BG4100N modem. I use internet through other USB CDMA modem. Now I want to access this connection on my laptop through WiFi without disconnecting it from my desktop. How can I use the ...
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How fix my mouse and keyboard from disconnecting. is it the driver or the usb?

I am using a HID-compliant mouse and HID keyboard and they keep disconnecting. I tried every thing like reinstalling them, using msconfig and making a new INFCACHE.1 folder. But nothing works. Do I ...
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Syncback: USB serial number in destination field?

In Syncback Pro, I created a profile that is triggered anytime an USB drive is inserted. How can I dynamically create destination folders, whose name is the USB drive serial number? This way I can ...
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How to prevent USB from .fseventsd, .Trashes, .Spotlight-V100 folders and .DS_Store files?

If you give somebody your USB drive to put files on it, it is so annoying to clean up afterwards, all these useless for other than OSX platforms artifacts, which pollute the disk. Is it any solution ...
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Inconsistent sound support from Windows 8

I hope I can explain my problem as complete as possible. Recently I got me a pair of bluetooth headphones, because I loathe cables. I also got a bluetooth dongle for my windows desktop. I plugged it ...
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USB infected with win32/sality, autorun.inf, lnk , spqa.exe. Unable to change attribute, copy, view files [closed]

USB is infected with win32/sality, autorun.inf, Microsoft.lnk , spqa.exe with shortcuts. Unable to change attribute, copy, view files. Unable to disinfect using antivirus tools as it refreshes the ...
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USB not working on Laptop before Windows 8.1 boot

I have a laptop Compaq 435 notebook pc but some of its key are not working anymore including function keys' F9-F12 which is really needed when I want to access the BIOS. So, I am using an external ...
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Windows 7 Two Printers One Driver

I have 2 identical printers which have one driver that connects via USB. I need to share them like so: \\compname\\printer1 and \\compname\\printer2 because my application connects to printers via smb ...
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USB-to-USB transfer without admin rights?

Are there USB-to-USB transfer cables for Windows 7 which don't require software installation with admin rights? How can I know which one would be suitable? Does ...
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USB Root Hub power surge with weird SSD behavior

My new laptop seems to be having USB issues. It keeps telling me that there was a "Power surge on hub port" and that a device has "exceeded the power limits of its hub port." Also weird is that in ...
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USB mouse and keyboard stopped working after plugging in a flash drive

My friend needed to print something so I gave him my flash drive to transfer the files to me so that I could print them. As soon as he plugged the flash drive into his computer, his USB mouse and USB ...
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Unknown devices in Devices and Printers

I can find plenty of information on troubleshooting them but there's no trouble to shoot. I'm just seeing "Unknown Device" in the "Unspecified" section of Devices and Printers. Properties shows them ...
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Zalman drive enclosure does not start up (example case ZM-VE400)

Your Zalman ZM-VE400 (or potentially other similar drive enclosure?) from the manufacturer shows the model name when plugged in but never arrives in the menu despite pressing buttons on the keypad. ...
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How to reset windows 7 password when USB ports are also not working?

There is a strange problem with my Windows 7 HP laptop, which is further complicated by the fact that I donot remember administrator password. I was using the admin login through fingerprint reader, ...
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My USB pendrive always goes read-only, what can I do?

I have a transcend 16 Gb usb pendrive. I save my daily works to it. I wrote a bash script to copy the contents of my working directories to the pendrive. The bash script contains only "cp" and "mkdir" ...
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Clone USB-drive bit for bit

I have a USB-drive that is encrypted with Truecrypt. Now, I'd like to make a copy of it from time to time, so I need a method of cloning the USB. The two USB-sticks are of same size, brand, and type, ...