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c-media / gigaware usb headset driver

I have a USB headset (made by Gigaware) which has been working fine for years in my Win 7 machine. But now the device shows up as 'C-media USB headset' in the 'unknown' devices part of Device Manager ...
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Roccat Kone XTD mouse may spontaneously disconnect when devices attached to the computer are manipulated

For some odd reason, my Roccat Kone XTD gaming mouse likes to disconnect by itself when I plug in, disconnect, or otherwise manipulate other devices that are attached to my computer. That includes ...
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Which external 2.5 inch usb drives contain actual SATA drives? [closed]

I know many of the modern external USB 2.5 inch drives do not contain a SATA drive inside, for instance see this YouTube video about disassembling a 2TB Western Digital My Passport drive. However ...
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usb corrupted file system raw

I use a USB stick (64gb) which was previously working. Today I plugged my USB into my computer and it said "you need to format the disc in drive F before you can use it" so I click "format disc" and ...
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Manipulating firmware of USB flash drives

As far as you may know, about four month ago, a new malware-like program found that was infected USB device's firmwares. (Take a look here) I want to know, how it is possible to read and modify ...
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What is the best way to share a USB drive on Win7

I'm having trouble sharing my USB drives on Win7. I share them and set permissions to everyone (like the primary C and D drives that are shared sucessfully). But the USB drive doesn't come up. Other ...
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How to keep harddrive spinning / prevent spindown?

I'm using Windows 8.1 with an external hard drive. My external seems to go to sleep very quickly, like in a single minute. I constantly wait 2-3 seconds when accessing files on my external harddrive ...
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How to bootstrap Windows 8 install to a USB drive?

I have to reinstall Windows 8 onto a drive for a laptop, however the user has set a BIOS password and cannot remember the password, neither can I find a way to reset this UEFI password. Consequently ...
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Booting from USB sends me to Grub rescue mode

I have Ubuntu 14.10 and I followed the instructions here perfectly and I used the BIOS to boot from my USB (F12, InsydeH20) and after a few seconds, it sended me to Grub rescue mode. Whenever I boot ...
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What is it that prevents USB sticks to be booted from?

I recently got a 64GB USB stick and planned to make it a system repair multitool, with different live images and linux and windows installers, but I seem to have found a USB stick that just can't be ...
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Opened up a USB stick and it looks a bit odd

We opened up the case of a USB stick and it looks like this: Has the memory been taken out of it or do some USB sticks actually look like this? Note that it was probably cheaply-produced.
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How to make a bootable usb stick and cd disk?

so the operating system does not work on one of my laptops due to some reason. However I decided that I want to put the operating system on again. I have a USB drive and 8gigabyte CD disks and would ...
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Can I tell what udev rule a device is using?

I'd like to edit the way a device is created on my Ubuntu 14.10 box. Device: USB UART File: /dev/ttyUSB0 Is there any way to find out what udev rule created this? Or do I just write a new one ...
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How to install Ubuntu 14.10 on a new Lenovo Ideapad g50-70

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 14.10 64 bits on my new Lenovo Ideapad, but I can't boot from CD or USB. I have disabled secure boot and fast boot in BIOS, boot mode: legacy (not UEFI). I created a USB ...
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How to connect iPod from Ubuntu host to Windows 7 guest?

I am running a vmware workstation 10.0.4 build-2249910 Windows 7 guest on a Ubuntu 14.04 host (kernel 3.13.0-43-generic). I know that in the past I have successfully connected my iPod to the guest, ...
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Windows Server 2012 - USB Not working

I am running Windows Server 2012 R2 on a HP Elite Desk workstation (as a development machine). I am not able to get the USB port to work correctly. My keyboard and mouse work, but a USB Thumbdrive ...
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USB drive is not recognised in one port

I have a WD Passport USB drive. It works fine in my laptop, except for one port. I plug it in, the light comes on on the drive, but nothing in Explorer or Disk Management. It even works when I plug ...
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How to completely disable USB storage devices on Win 8.1?

I'm looking for a fast and reliable way to completely disable any USB storage device on a selected Win 8.1 machine (I don't aim to use a GPO). I would like to disable it in such a way that users ...
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Windows 7 USB drivers corrupted, can't use mouse or keyboard

I recently rearranged the connections of the USB hubs on my motherboard and when I next booted Windows 7 it seemed to corrupt my USB driver store. When the computer starts the keyboard and mouse are ...
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How to remove Encrypted flag when copying a file from a HDD to a USB drive?

Environment: Windows 7, but applies to other EFS-compatible Windows versions I have a file that is encrypted using standard Windows EFS encryption. When I copy that file to a USB drive using Total ...
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Make internal card reader readable to BIOS

I have a tablet that only has one usb port and one internal microsd card reader. It runs Windows 8 but I want to install Ubuntu on it. I've created an Ubuntu install disk using startup disk creator ...
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USB drive becomes write protected after inserting it

Whenever I insert a USB drive in my desktop PC running Windows 7 Ultimate, it becomes write protected. Then when I use it on my laptop, I can't delete the files on it. I already tried scanning for ...
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Multi-OS bootable USB for Mac and Windows?

At the moment I have two usb's with different linuxes on them , Kali and Ubuntu. I recently found out that both were taking up little space, which means I could use one usb instyead of two, with extra ...
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Turn Apple Wireless Keyboard into a regular USB keyboard? (so it works in BIOS, etc.)

I have a PC and I would like to use the Apple Wireless Keyboard with it. As you likely know, this is a Bluetooth keyboard. The obvious solution that doesn't work is to simply use a Bluetooth adapter. ...
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Mac OS X USB to Serial doesn't work

I'm developing a hardware which has USB to Serial (RS232) connectivity. Everything is fine when connecting the USB to Serial from Windows. But whenever I'm at Mac OS, the cable doesn't work. It does ...
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Logging when someone connects or removes a USB device to/from a Windows machine

I am currently trying to find a way to log all of the connections and disconnections of USB devices from all of the Windows machines on our network. This information needs to automatically be logged ...
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Copy files from GoPro over USB on Linux

I'm having a problem to copy files from GoPro over standard USB connection. I can copy tons of photos without any problem, but the connections break when I copy large (800Mb+) video files. In my ...
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How to write DVD from bootable pen drive

I have a bootable USB pen drive which has bootable Ubuntu. Now I want to write to a DVD from the pen drive. How can I do this? Please explain it, so that I can save the software for future.
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boot windows 7 from internal ssd connected via usb [duplicate]

I have an internal SSD with a dual boot arch linux/Windows 7 grub. I bought a usb to sata adapter and plugged the usb to a toshiba laptop - the system starts to boot normally from the USB device, up ...
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Creating a USB stick for installing centos 6.x using DVD1 and DVD2 iso files

First, we create 2 partitions on the USB stick that is let's say 16GB. first partition is let's say only 1GB and the second partition is the rest of what is available. after we "w" write the ...
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If I open a document from a USB flash drive but do not save it to the computer, can someone access the file’s contents after I remove the drive?

I have a USB Flash drive with confidential information on it and I will need to access this information on someone else’s computer. The computer is a PC and operates on Microsoft Office 7. If I open ...
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How do I recover missing partition. Windows 8 with recovery USB?

i bought a Samsung laptop with Windows 8 preinstalled. After a year I removed Windows 8 and installed Windows 7. Before removing Windows 8, I made a Windows 8 recovery USB. Now I want to get back my ...
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Hard Reset USB in Ubuntu 10.04

I have a USB device (a modem) that is really finicky. Sometimes it works fine, but other times it refuses to connect. The only solution I have found to fix it once it gets into a bad state is to ...
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Making a bootable OSX USB from dmg on Linux

I have 2 machines - a MacBook Pro and a desktop running Fedora, I have a USB drive and a OSX 10.8 dmg. The MacBook won't boot into OSX unfortunately, I'm trying to make a bootable mac usb to recover ...
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Drive unable to initialise,“Device Not Ready” when attempting to connecting hard drive to windows 7

I have an old Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 hard drive that I am attempting to connect to a Windows 7 machine by using a USB 2.0 to IDE/SATA Adapter.(it was previously connected to an internal IDE ...
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OSX 10.9.3 Bootcamp. “No bootable devices”.

OSX 10.9.3 - 2013 MacBook Pro (w/optical drive) - attempting Windows 7 install Downloaded the correct .iso (X17-59465.iso) Plugged in USB drive (500GB) Opened up Bootcamp Bootcamp gives me the ...
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External keyboard not recognized

I plugged my external USB keyboard into my new computer. I watched the driver installation and it supposedly installed the driver, but the Keyboard does not work even after several reboots on my new ...
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USB keyboard works in bios, but stops working when installing XP sp2. PS/2 not an option

All, I have an old (2007) computer (Dell Optiplex 745) on which the hard drive failed completely. I have a new hard drive, formatted to NTFS but otherwise blank. The USB keyboard works fine in ...
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Why isn't my new USB 3.0 card / USB 3.0 hard drives working under FreeNAS?

I have a Dell Inspiron Desktop 580 into which I have installed a RocketU 1144A USB 3.0 card. The system is running FreeNAS 8.0.1-BETA4, which is based on FreeBSD 8 and supposedly has USB 3.0 ...
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Cant access to BIOS if FAT32 USB-drive connected

I have a weird problem with my ASUS N56VJ laptop. I wanted to try some live linux-distros from USB, but noticed that If my USB-drive is formatted to FAT32, I cant access to BIOS. The F12 button does ...
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How do I determine a USB memory stick's serial number in Cygwin?

I already know that within windows, you can get a USB memory drive's Volume Serial Number by doing dir <drive_letter>:, where <drive_letter> is the drive letter of the USB drive. I also ...
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Formatted USB flash drive with Disk Utility on Mac and now it is not recognized on any Mac or Windows machine

I have formatted Canyon CN-MP4A USB flash drive with Disk Utility on Mac and now it is not recognized on any Mac or Windows machine. I have formatted with Disk Utility > drive > Erease > ...
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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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Strange error(s) from presentation remote wireless adapter [closed]

I had to do a presentation recently, and when I do such presentations, I bring along a presenter remote and a flash drive containing my presentation. Normally I'd bring a laptop, but I've come to find ...
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unable to Verify Java version in Windows 8.1 [closed]

i uploaded a youtube video with following descrition http://youtu.be/l1yb9Ws_bxU Symptoms : unable to Verify Java version Java not detected unable to open Java Control Panel Java not ...
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How to manage USB devices between host and guest with VirtualBox on Windows

I would like to make my host computer's webcam available to my guest OS under VirtualBox. Having never shared USB devices between the two before, though, I am a bit skittish about the language in the ...
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Trouble making bootable usb for solaris 11.2

I am trying to dual boot my system with Windows 8.1 and solaris 11.2.I am using flash drive for making bootable solaris 11.2..But i am not able to create bootable flash drive. I tried both .usb and ...
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Installing an OS from USB into VirtualBox

I have a USB stick with Kali Linux in it. I want to use it in VirtualBox. I am able to boot from the USB stick in a normal session but not from within VirtualBox. I need to install Kali once from ...
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Disconnecting a USB device without unplugging it

I'm modifying my desktop computer case and I want to plug everything into the USB ports in the back of it. However, the ports are not easy to reach and sometimes I have to unplug some devices because ...
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Cannot Connect Samsung Galaxy Y Duos to Laptop via USB Cable

While I am connecting my phone to my laptop neither the laptop nor the phone can detect each other. By not recognizing I want to mean nothing happens after connecting. It seems that I have not ...