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Why do USB devices often ship with a driver CD, wouldn't it make more sense to ship them on the same USB mass storage?

I bought a USB-to-Ethernet network adapter, and the drivers came on a disk... Why didn't they include a USB stick in the adapter, as they seem pretty cheap (I have already lost the disk)?
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Super slow Western Digial External hard drive

I have 2TB of WD external hard drive. I use windows Vista 32x. on DELL laptop Latitude D630 and connect through USB cable. When I transfer from my C drive to external hard drive it transfer only ...
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If using a bootable Ubuntu USB drive, can I use the internal hard drive as a temporary download and staging area for software package updates?

I am new to Linux, so this is probably a basic problem... My flash drive is only 4GB in size and that is not enough to hold kernel and other package updates, even if only temporary. I am actually ...
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Where is my problem? The P6X58D Premium Mobo, Windows 7, or other?

I was having problems with my USB devices for an hour last night, and I am unable to determine the root cause of the problem. The two symptoms are: At seemingly random times (not consistently ...
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use a SATA to USB cable with MacBook Pro optical drive?

Is there something fundamentally different about hard drives and optical drives regarding how they communicate with the computer? I ordered a SATA to USB adapter from Monoprice and I want to know ...
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Windows 7 Not Recognizing Camera Nor iPhone as Camera

I've been struggling with this one for a few days. I've recently upgraded an older computer to Windows 7 Home Premium. Neither my digital camera (A Canon SD1200IS) nor iPhone are ever detected as ...
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Making a flash drive to a hard drive

I've found a tutorial here on how to trick the operating system to see a flash drive as a hard drive. But I have a few questions: This trick will only work on the os wherein you updated the flash ...
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I need a driver for my Cardbus USB 2.0 card

The picture and details of the card are here: http://www.ht-link.com/en/ProductView.asp?ID=106 The Windows drivers for this don't work right. I tried them on my previous laptop, and then installed ...
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CPU load, USB connection vs. NIC

In general, and understanding the answer may vary by manufacturer and model (and driver, and...), in consumer-grade workstations with integrated NICs, does the NIC rely on the CPU for a lot of help ...
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Cambridge Silicon Radio Ltd. Bluetooth USB dongle Drivers

I need drivers for Cambridge Silicon Radio Ltd. Bluetooth USB dongle. Can you help me to find it?
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Printer demands specific USB port

My HP laptop has 3 USB ports. When I add my printer driver by plugging into one of those ports, the driver installs fine. Problem: I have to install 3 identical drivers. One for each USB port. ...
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How to fix a bootable USB Kubuntu installation when the drive has maxed out?

I used Universal-USB-Installer-v1.5.1 from PenDriveLinux.com with Kubuntu 10.04 so I could set up my 4GB flash drive as a totally independent installation. Unfortunately, there was an OS upgrade ...
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How to create multiboot flash drive

I've found a guide here: http://www.pendrivelinux.com/boot-multiple-iso-from-usb-multiboot-usb/ And found this menu.lst in my flash drive, which seems to be the one that I'm seeing when I boot using ...
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Recover backup copy of a ubuntu linux installation on a usb stick using dd [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Recover backup copy of a ubuntu linux installation on a usb stick using dd Hi, I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on a usb stick in persistent install mode. So I could boot the ...
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Recover backup copy of a ubuntu linux installation on a usb stick using dd

I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on a usb stick in persistent install mode. So I could boot the laptop or my desktop computer with the stick, at boot time. Once I needed the 8GB stick for another purposes so ...
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SSH connection via USB to iPhone

I want to connect to the SSH server on my jailbreaked iPhone via the USB connection (because that connection is much faster than WLAN) from MacOSX. Right now I am using this: ...
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Persistent install of Windows 7 (or XP) on a USB stick

Persistent install of Windows 7 (or XP) on a USB stick is this possible? So I move to another computer and during the boot process I boot the OS from my USB stick. I did not found any tutorial on ...
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My Windows XP in VirtualBox doesn't read any pendrive. Why and how can I fix it?

I have installed Windows XP in VirtualBox and basic operating system is Ubuntu. In Windows XP, when I put any pendrive, it doesn't read that. How can I fix this problem so that the pendrive can also ...
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Why are my USB 2.0 devices hanging Windows XP?

Background on the machine I'm having a problem with: The machine was inherited and appears to be circa 2003 (there's a date stamp on the power supply which leads me to this conclusion). I've got it ...
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Appropriate USB enclosure to use with an Ultra ATA drive

I have a friend with a broken iBook, but we wish to recover the hard disk. I haven't seen the drive itself, however the spec lists it as an "Ultra ATA drive". Could you please advise if this is 100% ...
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Weird connectivity issue wtih USB Wifi stick

I'm setting up two PCs, and I've been having massive troubles getting a USB wireless dongle working. I have two Sony VAIOs (Windows XP, SP2) that I found second-hand, and since they will be in a ...
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External video card for notebook?

I'd like to hook an external monitor to my notebook as I need a higher resolution (1680x1050). My notebook supports that resolution (via analog vga out) but the quality is pretty awful - there are ...
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Install Lubuntu to Flash Drive

How can I make a persistent install of Lubuntu on my flash drive, so I can boot from my flash drive and save changes and files?
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Copying to a USB boot sector on Ubuntu

How to copy a file (boot file) to address zero on a USB flash drive? I am using Ubuntu.
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How to stop any dialog windows from showing when inserting a USB drive in Windows?

1) I just found a really interesting program that allows me to use a USB drive as a windows login key. It is called Rohos Logon Key. IF I remobve my USB drive/key from the PC then I can have the PC ...
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USB to LPT adapter?

I'm bummed out, pretty much all of our computers here lack parallel ports. I have an EETools ChipMax programming tool that has one of the old-school Centronics connectors on the back. I figured that ...
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Two Way Sync of folder on PC to USB Thumb Drive over the internet

I'm looking for an app that will let me automatically sync a USB drive with a folder on my home system over the internet. I would like to roam from computer to computer and run this syncing app from ...
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Is DevCon.exe still the best way to restart/power cycle USB ports after resuming from hibernation in Windows 7?

I have a USB broadband card on my Windows 7 laptop. It loathes resuming from hibernation properly. Back in the XP days I would issue a call devcon.exe from the command prompt and restart the ...
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Old HDD is not getting detected when connected through USB

My laptop HDD got corrupted and I replaced that with a new HDD. Now I wanna retrieve the data in the old HDD. I tried using external HDD casing and connected it my laptop cable thru USB. But it is not ...
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Non-USB powered laptop cooling pad?

On my laptop (el-cheapo but pretty good) I have all my 3 USB ports occupied by devices in use (external mouse, external keyboard, 3G internet/flash drive/external hard drive/etc). I want a cooling ...
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Mouse won't work in XP on Latitude

I have a Latitude D630 Laptop with a Fresh Windows XP install that won't work with a generic external USB mouse. It recognizes the device has been put in but fails to install it. USB keyboards work ...
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BIOS doesn't detect USB CD-DVD

I have a GIGABYTE w566 laptop, and I do not know how to find out what my Intell Chipset is, and my problem actually is that at boot time my computer does not detect the USB LG (super-multi) CD-DVD ...
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External USB disk drive cannot be remounted in Windows XP

I have Maxtor Basics Desktop 1TB external USB drive connected to Windows XP. The dirve's firmware puts it to sleep after 10-20 min of inactivity and then the drive cannot be mounted unless I reset it ...
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Is there a Mini DV tape to USB adapter?

I have Mini DV tapes, Hi8 or something lol. I have a camera that will not play them back, too choppy and cleaning has no effect. Is there a player, or adapter that can just read them into a computer? ...
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Is there a command line (or autohotkey) way of dismounting a USB drive?

I find dismounting a USB drive takes far too many mouse clicks for my liking. Is there are command line way of doing it (XP and Vista)? Addition I have an eye condition that makes hand mouse ...
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How does data I/O takes place on USB Flash Memory?

I want to know how is data I/O takes place on flash drives which are typically EEPROM's . I thought so as I was writing a C Program that involves file handling . For a normal HDD , that would ...
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Recover my pendrive

I've got a problem with my pendrive. I haven't used him for 2 months and now when I try to open it it says that it's unformatted. Do you know any program (I prefer something free or opensource) which ...
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Cannot share files on USB drive between Windows 98 and Windows 2000

I've run into a strange situation where I can't share files between Windows 98 and Windows 2000 using a USB flash drive. Files I put on the Win98 machine can be read by that machine, but not by the ...
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USB TV box and ultrasound machine is not recognised by guest OS in VirtualBox

I have installed VirtualBox on a Dell inspiron 1464 laptop with 64 bits Windows 7 Home Basic. I have installed Windows XP Home as guest OS in VirtualBox. But I cannot get my Gemini USB 2.0 TV Box and ...
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Installing Windows 7 on a Netbook using a USB harddrive

Is there any way that I can use a USB harddrive to install Windows 7 on my Netbook? The Netbook is without a CD-ROM drive. I've got the Windows 7 installation as an ISO-file, if that helps?
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How to disable the “Please Install the Windows Live Device manager” dialog?

Whenever I plug in a USB device, Windows Live Messenger pops up the dialog box: Please Install the Windows Live Device manager How can I disable it other than by actually installing the ...
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USB Ports on the NETGEAR ReadyNAS NV+ 4-Bay 4TB

I have several external USB drives currently (1x500GB and 2x1TB). If I were to purchase the ReadNAS NV+ 4TB NAS, would I be able to: Possibly add even more USB drives to it with a HUB? Export NFS ...
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Install OpenBSD from a USB flashdrive : “No OS” message on boot

I'm attempting to install OpenBSD on a fancy new home server equipment I just bought. I followed this guide to create a bootable USB flash drive from an OpenBSD VM I have on my laptop. But when I ...
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Open PDF when USB is plugged in

I have a PDF file on an USB drive. How do I get it to open automatically when I plug in the USB drive? No dialog or anything, just open the PDF directly after the UBS drive is plugged in. Let's say we ...
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Why does Chromium run so slow in portable mode?

I am using Chromium on a flash drive through LiberKey and it does everything I want it to do as far as syncing my Chrome bookmarks from home, etc. But it's soooooo slow. If I open more than 1 tab, or ...
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USB sound card with 6.3mm jack output

I have a pair of Sennheiser 555 semi-professional headphones. These have a 6.3mm jack and a 3.5mm jack adapter. I wish I could buy an USB sound card for my laptop that would have a 6.3mm output not ...
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“Boot Error” message when booting Ubuntu 9.10 from USB sticks (Occurs only on 1 PC)

Since today suddenly both my USB ubuntu installations (2 different USB sticks) try to boot and nothing loads but all I see is a message saying "Boot Error". When I press space it continues booting ...
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Ubuntu stops auto-mounting flash drive

It seems that after being up for a few days, my Ubuntu system refuses to auto-mount hot-plugged USB disks (i.e. flash drives). The output from dmesg shows that the kernel recognizes the device ...
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Running a VM off of an external HD via USB

Is it viable to run (i.e. reference the vmx/vhd directly from the mounted drive) a VM (vmware running Windows Seven) off of an external HD via USB? I mean, I know it's possible, but I guess I'm asking ...
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USB-Powered Speakers

I use a set of external USB speakers at the office which have no power-source other than my laptop USB port. Sometimes they're silent, and at others it sounds like an electric moth is fluttering ...