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

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I think my computer is eating my USB devices

Hi so I think the USB ports on the front of my desktop PC are eating all the devices that are plugged in. (I've found with a couple of USB disks I put at the start of the year, were then unusable on ...
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Spark coming out of usb port? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do I get sparks from my usb connector when connecting it to my Mac I have this Asus n76vz and when I plug the external hard drive, no matter what port, the port sparks. ...
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Ten external hard drives through a USB hub

I have bought a 10 port USB Hub with power, and attached that to one port at the back of my PC. Connected to the hub are ten external hard drives. Is this set-up safe, or can it do damage to my ...
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How do I repair/recover “RAW” usb drive partition?

Something happened to one of my USB drives. When I connect it my computer, Windows thinks that it's "RAW", and asks me to format it. But it should be FAT32, and chock full of files. I looked in ...
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Queries related to Windows 8 Upgrade installation media

I don't expect all these questions to be answered right away. Gradually over time is fine. Also, I guess the answers would differ depending on the language, so I'm looking for information related to ...
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Extremely slow USB transfer speed

I am using Windows 7 32-bit, and have a Transcend 8 GB USB 2.0 flash drive. I have formatted the drive to NTFS using the Windows format tool. The problem is that when moving or copying files to and ...
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high(er than 30hz) refresh rate PS/2 to USB adaptor for NEW pc? [closed]

I'm part of the 1%. The keyboard snobs. I use a 16 year old keyboard. It's made by Alps, with all the hullabaloo to do with their key-switches. Interestingly enough, it also has an Alps Glidepoint ...
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how to share a single resource (tablet) from multiple windows machines

I want to share single Android table from multiple development systems. the scenario is that I and my colleague share a same tablet for android development purposes. so, each time anyone has to test ...
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Is it possible to install a bootable version of Windows 7 onto a flash stick? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Installing Windows XP from USB pen drive How can I Install a fresh copy of Windows XP or windows 7 into USB flash I'm thinking of changing to a new laptop that only comes ...
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Can I disconnect a USB drive while copying is paused in Windows 8?

As you all probably know by now, Windows 8 consolidates all simultaneous file copy operations into one single dialog. Also, wonder of wonders, you can now pause any of the operations as well! What ...
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install grub on pendrive containing linux installation, making it system independent

i have a win7 system and i want to install debian 6 on usb flash drive. the problem is grub loader. i want to install the grub loader on usb itself, so i can just plug in the pendrive in any computer ...
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Lenovo Thinkpad T430 not booting from HDD if there is a USB modem connected

I have a T430 Levono Thinkpad running Win7. I use a ZTE USB modem (something like this) for my internet connection. I usually keep the modem plugged into the USB drive even when the laptop is shutdown ...
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USB wireless adapter drivers fail to install

I am currently working on doing a fresh install of windows on my sisters computer as we were upgrading to the ultimate version of Windows 7. She uses this wireless usb network adapter to connect to ...
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USB 2.0 support on legacy motherboard

One of the machines I've is a 10 year old one. I can't discard it due to some sentiment (Mom). Legacy board: Mercury 810e / on board USB 1.1 Problem: USB 2.0 ALi PCI card doesn't work as it supposed ...
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USB flash drive keeps stopping copying

I'm trying to copy about 10 GB from Linux to my 16GB USB flash drive(currently with 11GB free memory, NTFS). First, 8GB were copying quite quickly, but then the flash drive started to repeatedly stop ...
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Internal USB camera: what is SH?

I have a replacement of the internal USB camera for the laptop Acer Aspire 5750G. AFAIK USB has only 4 connections (5V, D+, D-, GND). On the PCB of the camera I noticed there are 5. They are labeled: ...
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application needs permissions to access to usb lights on ubuntu

I have a server running ubuntu server 12.04 and have an application that needs access to some usb lights is there a standard device group i can add the user to, or some other way to give it ...
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How can I disable MTP/PTP over USB in Windows 7?

I'm trying to lock down and secure some of my computers, and I've been able to disable USB Mass Storage. However, I can connect my phone and it still acts like a mass storage, but it uses the MTP ...
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MTP USB Device installed successfully: is this a virus?

I had my flash drive in, so it is believable that some driver was installed automatically, but I have plugged it in previously and never had this happen. I just got this laptop a few weeks ago; it's ...
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all USB “randomly” disconnect and reconnect

I'm having a weird issue currently: at seemingly random times(although it seems to happen mostly when USB is used a lot, ie downloading + uploading over my WiFi stick or viewing an HD video from my ...
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What is the difference between /dev/usb, /proc/bus/usb and /sys/bus/usb?

In terms of content, what is the difference between these 4 folders? /dev/usb /proc/bus/usb /sys/bus/usb /sys/class/usb_device I found many symlinks between those folders, many redundant ...
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Can I Connect Printer to Router via USB network adapter + USB B male to A Female “gender changer”?

I am looking to buy a printer that has a USB type B connector only. I'd like to connect it wirelessly to my router. The official way is to buy a network printer adapter... expensive. Do you think the ...
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mounting a multi-drive USB enclosure in linux

I have a OWC Mercury Elite 2-bay USB drive enclosure (OWCMEPT934AL2C). I have it set on "individual" settings for the disks, so the 2 disks show up as two separate drives on my Mac (no raid, or ...
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How to access files on a USB-connected NTFS disk removed from a Win7 notebook?

My daughter seems to have fried her motherboard in her Lenovo Notebook. The disk seems to be fine. I removed the disk and used a universal disk-to-USB kit to attach it to another computer. The disk is ...
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Why is my VMWare Workstation USB Wifi still in use?

I am using VMWare Workstation 9.0.0 build-812388, on a Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1 host. I am trying to connect my USB Wi-Fi Adapter (Atheros UB91C) and connect it directly to the guest OS (...
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All items in my pen drive had been renamed automatically and cannot open it [duplicate]

All the items (both files and folders) inside my pen drive had been renamed to some characters like :]h.¡>?.A╕╗ and when I try to open any folder Windows gives this message. The filename,directory ...
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All items in my pen drive had been renamed automatically and cannot open it [duplicate]

All the items (both files and folders) inside my pen drive had been renamed to some characters like :]h.¡>?.A╕╗ and when I try to open any folder Windows gives this message. The filename,directory ...
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Asus X401a, unable to install clean copy of windows from USB Drive

I am attempting to install a clean copy of windows 7 on my Asus X401a notebook by using a USB drive to install. The notebook does not have a DVD drive, so I want to use usb. I created a windows 7 ...
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Show unused device driver

When we plug in the USB game pad, it installs the device driver and starts to show up in the device manager. Can we somehow extract the driver from the device and install it such that it shows in ...
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Clone Windows 7 to bootable USB disk

I saw some posts here having a similar topic, but I haven't quite found what I am looking for. All I need to do is transfer my Windows 7 (Professional, 64bit) which is installed on an internal disk ...
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USB Legacy Support, Memtest86+ reboot, and booting from usb flash:

I'm having issues with my rig so I decided I probably should do a full hardware sanity check. I always start with Memtest86+, the very latest version. I discovered that my computer resets while ...
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Number of USBs connected on a PC

I have a really "weird" question. We have to connect a lot of USB's devices (Android phones) on a PC thus we are using three USB hubs (we are also using adapters to power the hubs) and three USB ...
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Faster USB Charging in the Home and in the Car

I've noticed that recently, USB wall chargers have gotten better, a lot better. While charging my old Nexus One used to take a long, long time, my brand new Samsung Galaxy S3 charges extremely fast, ...
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Install a dedicated Fedora on USB key

I'd like to install Fedora on my USB key, not the LiveCD one but a real installation, with my username, encrypted disk, updates & configuration saved between reboot, etc. I'd like to install it ...
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How can I disable write protection in my USB flash drive?

My USB flash drive is currently unusable because it somehow (quite suddenly!) became write protected. I have googled around and tried many solutions to this problem, but none of them have worked so ...
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Whats the MAX Length for USB, HDMI/VGA and Headphone cables

I like to put the box away from user in a network layout. So, there will be LED monitor, with either VGA or HDMI, then two Headphones and two USB 2.0 for Mouse and Keyboard. I like to know whats the ...
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connecting device VGA output to HDMI or USB input on TV

I have been running a CCTV monitoring station through my main TV for several years using VGA to VGA which worked well. Got a mega bargain on LCD/LED large screen TV which replaced it but found it didn'...
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What exactly happens when a USB device is ejected on a Mac?

When a USB device is ejected using the GUI in Finder, what exactly happens at a low level? Are there certain signals sent to the device? The reason I am asking is because I am trying to emulate ...
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Is there an USB device to allow a computer to be used as a phone?

We have a Windows computer (touch screen) to be installed in our factory but no telephone lines. Is there a simple way for the guys who are stood next to the computer to speak with IT? The computer ...
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Is it possible to make certain disk sectors readonly

Is it by anyway possible to make certain disk sectors read-only? (The disk being specifically a USB Flash drive). Also the possibility of repartitioning the drive and making one partition read-only ...
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Known USB 2.0 devices don't install driver, but must be manually forced

When a known USB 2.0 device is plugged in and detected, it doesn't install the driver correctly but shows a Code 28 error and lists the device under "Other Devices" in Device Manager. When view ...
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Wireless controllers vs wireless usb hub

For my htpc i currently only have a steerin wheel as a controller. This is wired and it looks really bad having extended usb wires from the tv to the table. However im thinking of bying some new ...
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USB boot option disappeared

I have a Dell XPS 14z which I am trying to install Linux Mint 13 on. I know this computer can boot off USB drives; I've done it before, however the option to boot off a USB has disappeared from the ...
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SATA Blu-Ray drive not detected via USB adapter

I'm using an SATA blu-ray drive (Lite-On IHOS104), connected via a USB adapter to my Windows 7 (32-bit) notebook. The first time I plugged the adapter in, it worked perfectly. The drive appeared in ...
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Use USB pen drive as HDD for Linux mint

I have already installed Linux mint to a USB pen drive.It is working,but slow. On a p4 2.8 Machine with 512 ram. Can i speed up this system? Any suggestions ? Thank you.
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USB Mouse not working when connecting the power source

Am using Sony Vio laptop. when connecting to the power source (AC Adapter) my USB mouse stops working. when disconnect the power source its working. Do i need to change any settings to work even my ...
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Hooking up a multifunction printer via network and USB

I have a Dell 2155CDN Multifunction printer that is hooked up through our network. But when using the scan feature, it is terribly slow, and I assume it has something to do with it scanning through ...
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Resuming after sleep in Windows 7 causes USB keyboard to disappear

I have a brand new Das Keyboard Model S Professional that I just picked up the other day. I have it connected via USB - while I would like to use PS/2 for full n-key rollover, the media keys (and ...
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Dual Boot USB Drive

I can install Windows 7 from USB. I can also install a Linux distro from USB. Is there a way of doing both? Like, plugging in the USB drive and choosing Windows and installing Windows, or choosing -...
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How to create bootable DOS USB stick which sees NTFS drives?

How to create bootable DOS USB stick which sees NTFS drives ? I've found ntfs4dos.exe by Mark Russinovich, but I don't know how to use it with dos. Also I've found many ways to create DOS bootable ...