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

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Windows XP - Power surge on hub port

Since last few weeks I constantly get this error, as status bar balloon: Power Surge on Hub Port - A USB device has exceeded the power limits of its hub port. Due to this now I am unable to ...
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Made the USB Drive as Swap Partition, Installed it, How to undo it{Ubuntu 10.10}

Well,it was a very stupid thing to do on my part, But I made a 500 GB USB connected Hard Disk as my swap partition (thinking it will be only used during installation) and installed Ubuntu10.10. I ...
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Displaylink USB video adapter not working under Ubuntu 10.10

I just bought this USB graphics adapter and I need to use it on Ubuntu 10.10. I followed this guide, but when I ran $ ./configure && sudo make install && make check nothing ...
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Boot from USB HDD

I've bought a new SSD for my notebook. The old hard disk (with old OS) is now in an external case which is connected via USB to the notebook. I hoped that I can simply connect the old HDD via USB and ...
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How can I create a multiplatform (PC/Mac/Linux) USB stick with a Live Linux + webserver on it?

The goal woulb de to have a USB stick, bootable on any system, containing a local webserver to host various offline versions of websites. This stick can then be used to show demos of websites to ...
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How to determine if a device is SATA driven and will be affect by the Sandy Bridge Intel Issue?

Looking to buy a higher-end Windows 7 laptop, but I'm concerned about the issue with the Intel Sandy Bridge chipset. Otherwise, my price range covers laptops within the latest (Sandy Bridge) ...
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How to add USB 3.0 port to your laptop

What are the options to add one or more USB 3.0 port to a laptop? The only way I seen so far are USB 3 expresscard adapters but all of these adapters stick out quite a lot from the laptop and have ...
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USB Permission - Write protection

I have an external harddisk and my friends asked for it. The point is I don't trust in his anti-virus software. Is there anyway to allow some folders (I prepare hdd space for him) to write-able and ...
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My Hard Drive isn't Working

I never use Safely Remove Hardware with Windows XP. It has been working for me for years with my SD card, mouse, hard drive and memory stick. My hard drive has a USB cable and power cord so I can ...
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Problem with usb driver: ti_usb_3410_5052

I have problems with my USB driver. After adding my device (MSP430 USB-DEBUG-INTERFACE) it doesn't work. [ 60.476039] usb 2-2.1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 8 [ ...
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disable automount in fedora

I have edited /etc/hal/fdi/policy/prefrences.fdi <deviceinfo version="0.2"> <device> <match key="storage.policy.should_mount" bool="true"> <merge ...
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USB to PCMCIA adapter?

I have PCMCIA CAN card I need to use with a laptop that does not have a PCMCIA slot. Is there a USB solution for this? Most things on Google reveal PCMCIA to USB (a PC card with USB ports). I did see ...
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Readyboost on Windows 7 x64

I'm thinking of bying 1 or more flash drives or an SD card to use with the readyboost function on by 64bit Windows 7 machine. I have a few questions regarding it before i put my hand in my pocket and ...
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Windows XP detecting printer as USB hub - how to start again without reinstalling XP?

Fresh install of Windows XP SP3. No system restore. Didn't install USB printer drivers before connected it to PC. Mistakenly allowed XP to auto install some driver which turned out to be a USB ...
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Build a RAID-5 USB Array or NAS?

I'm looking to build a RAID-5 or RAID-6 hard disk array to be used as a centralized backup location for my home network. I have a lot of 4-8GB DVD ISO files which I intend to serve over the network to ...
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How do I create a Windows 7 USB installer with preinstalled software?

I was wondering if it was possible to make a bootlable image of a Windows 7 Pro OEM Installation CD that I have and put it on an USB stick for faster/easier installation. I am asking because we have a ...
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Impossible to Remove FTDI driver / FTDI Enumeration on Windows 7

I have already read the : Is it possible to reset FTDI virtual com ports enumeration, we easily get hundreds of COM ports in production environment topics which was pretty interesting ! But I ...
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I got water on my laptop and the usb ports quit working?

I have a BIG problem. Some water has just fallen into my laptop and the USB ports don't work any more. On Debian I get a number of messages: unable to enumerate USB device on port 1 unable to ...
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TV and PC sharing USB external drive?

I would like to know whether it is possible to connect a LED TV and computer to a USB external drive at the same time? Ultimately it would mean nothing needs to be unplugged and I can enjoy media off ...
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auto copy newest folders and images in MyPictures folder to USB drive

I drop lots of photos in a day into the My Documents/My Pictures folder. I archive at the end of each day to USB drives, to be stored offsite. What I would like is someway to automate the process. By ...
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Many Mouses keeps locking/sticking, eventually “USB device unrecogonised”

I am having a terrible problem with mice. A brand new mouse may work perfectly for maybe 24-48 hours and then start locking up and "stuttering". Eventually the problem becomes worse, either locking ...
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Windows 7 “you need to format the disk in drive..”

my old HDD was dying and it seems somehow it screwed some drivers in the process. Suddenly I'm getting "You need to format the disk in drive x: before you can use it" whenever I plug ANY usb disk (and ...
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Settings to use only Mic from a USB headset/mic combo, but not the speakers?

I have a USB headset/Mic combo device connected to my laptop(Vista Home edition). The laptop frontpanel has microphone input and speaker output. While doing a skype call, I would like to use ,my USB ...
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Harddrive USB 3.0 to eSATA

Is it possible to connect an external hard drive with USB 3.0 to eSATA port on a computer? If so what kind of connector do you use and how would the performance fare compared to just using USB 2.0 on ...
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Ext2 or Ext4 for bootable USB Flash-drive with Linux?

I want to install Ubuntu to a USB Flash drive (so I have my Desktop everywhere and can customize it as I want). I'm still choosing what's the best filesystem for the USB; Ext2 with no journaling or ...
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Ext2 or Ext4 for bootable USB Flash-drive with Linux?

I want to install Ubuntu to a USB Flash drive (so I have my Desktop everywhere and can customize it as I want). I'm still choosing what's the best filesystem for the USB; Ext2 with no journaling or ...
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HDD is not accessible. Possible MFT corruption. How do i proceed?

I use a WD 1TB Sata2 HDD, on a USB docking base. I started copying large files to this external Storage and went out. When i got back home, there was a strange System tray message which i closed as i ...
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How can one create a bootable Linux USB key that works on Mac (Intel 64 bit CPU) hardware?

I'm trying to create a bootable USB key with Linux (debian) and that can be booted on Macintel hardware. I have read that MAC's EFI can only boot GPT GUID formatted disks. I'm desperately trying to ...
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USB over RDP transfer

I have an Olivetti PR2 plus printer connected to the local machine. This machine goes to the terminal via RDP. When printer connected via LPT and COM all works fine, the ports are forwared to the ...
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performance gain while running ubuntu from usb disk or running as virtual machine?

I have 64bit laptop, running windows 7 64 bit operating system with 7200 RPM Hard drive. I have Vmware installed on Windows 7, and I am using the Ubuntu 10.10 as virtual machine. Performance seems ...
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Logitech USB keyboard not recognized on MSI laptop running Windows 7

When I plugged it in I noticed that there was no 'new hardware found' message. So I unplugged it and tried another port. I got the message this time around but Windows 7 (64-bit) failed to install the ...
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USB port power doesn't work when PC is off

Before I changed out the mothernoard in my PC, I was able to shut the PC down and plug my mp3 player in to charge. Now there's no power to the USB ports when the PC is off. Is there a setting I can ...
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Make USB keyboard wireless

I use a keyboard that is not available in a wireless or bluetooth version, but connects to the computer via USB. Is there any way to make this keyboard wireless? In other words, is there something ...
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Latitude D600 USB port problem

Both USB ports stopped communicating on my D600, they have power, my optical mouse still lights up, no device works on the ports, everything is fine in Device manager in Dual boot XP and W7. Checked ...
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What is the bigger cylindrical part found at the end of USB cables but also some laptop PSU cables? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is that cylinder on cables? What's this part?
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Portable USB harddisk regardless in Windows and Ubuntu / Linux environment

I am doing web development mostly in Ubuntu. Sometimes I need to go into Windows to do other administrative work. Now, I am ignorant about file systems. I cannot tell the difference between NTFS and ...
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USB devices don't work after restoring from Stand By

I'm running Windows XP SP3 on a NEC Versa L1100 laptop. If I wake my laptop up from Stand By, no attached USB devices will function. Device Manager shows all USB entries to be working properly. ...
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Concerning persistence size in the Linux Live Creator

Message : Hello everyone! I have ,for the last several months, used the Linux Live USB Creator which it is a very useful app to make portable OS on to flash drives. I mostly use this application to ...
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16 GB USB drive can only be used for 3.8 GB

Recently I got a 16 GB USB Drive. But it allows only upto 3.78 GB. The rest are corrupted. Even formatting didn't help. I tried few utility tools. But still the same. Is there any way that I could ...
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How to access USB stick content from VMWare running Ubuntu 10.10?

I am running Ubuntu 10.10 via VMWare under Windows 7. I have followed the procedure to install the USB stick. It is now connected to the host. However, I don't know how to access the content of the ...
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USB to HDMI using just a cable

I got a cable which has a USB point on one side and an HDMI point on the other side. I was under an impression that I could watch movies from my computer if I connect my computer to the TV using this ...
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Can I format a USB key in GUID mode in windows 7 to make it Mac OSX boot friendly?

I have a macbookpro that wont boot properly. I've tried resetting the PRAM (holding down option - alt - P - R), but it doesn't work, it gets halfway through the boot process and says "You need to ...
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System restore with no mouse or keyboard

I accidentally installed some USB drivers to my Windows 7 system, they were the wrong ones and now my keyboard and mouse won't work. A system restore would get rid of them, but obviously I can't ...
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How can I guess if a USB cable will power my devices?

I've had problems with one long (4 meter) USB Mini-B to USB Type-A cable not being able to boot a 2.5'' external hard disc due to not supplying enough current. On top of that, the cable used a Type-A ...
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Format USB pen Ubuntu

I'm a new ubuntu user (loving it), but I have a little problem right now. I have a USB Pen that needs formatting. What's the best GUI driven USB formater for Linux? Thanx in advance
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Block diagram containing computer buses,motherboard

I am trying to understand computer architecture. In particular: - Physical view i.e. what all is packed inside the motherboard and what all outside - Conceptual view. how processor,memory,peripherals ...
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senao NUB-8301 driver

Does anyone know if out there is a driver for senao NUB-8301 on win7. I searched everywhere and couldn't find.
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insert, delete etc. keys not working on Cherry Strait keyboard

I got a Cherry Strait USB wired keyboard for xmas and I've been unable to get several keys working under Ubuntu 10.10 or Win XP. There are a few keys. including the Print Screen key, insert, end, ...
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XP User account cannot write to USB

Is there a local security policy setting or somesuch to allow limited user accounts to modify the contents of USB drives? Currently I get an "Access denied" error, further saying "Make sure the disk ...
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UATA hard disk and IDE/SATA to USB bridge

I have a UATA hard disk and an IDE/SATA to USB bridge. Whenever I connect my hard disk it does not run, but when I do not connect the data cable but only the power the hard disk drive is running? What ...