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

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How do I work out if a USB C cable is safe to use?

There's a lot of press about how some USB C cables are dangerous - as I understand it, they have the wrong resistor, and that causes the device to draw too much power. On the other hand, I'd like to ...
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Need Assistance on ASUS K55V USB ports not working

I have an Asus K55V laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium x64. Whenever I try to use a mouse (or any other USB device), it doesn't work because of a driver problem. The automatic update tries to update ...
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CCTV BNC to usb for mac

I was wondering what is the best way to connect a CCTV camera with BNC cables to a Mac computer. I tried to go BNC TO VGA but the VGA port on my computer seems only to be an output and not an input.
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Is there a button that connects through Serial/RS232? [on hold]

I've been searching the web for a button that connects via RS-232 (single button, similar to what you would see on an Arcade game). I know I could take a crack at making one but I am more interested ...
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Unable to install OS on ProBook 430 G3 driver required

I'm getting a message 'Load Driver' 'A required CD/DVD drive device driver is missing. If you have a driver floppy disk, CD, DVD, or USB flash drive, please insert it now.' I've read that it's due to ...
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Apple wired keyboard doesn't work being plugged in usb 3.0 port

My Apple wired keyboard doesn't work if it is plugged into an USB 3.0 port on my Samsung laptop. As far as I understand the problem is in USB 2.0 hub built-in Apple keyboard, and it's not work well ...
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both USB ports randomly stop working, then when shutdown, stuck on blinking cursor

the problem usually occurs about once per day, seemingly at random, but occasionally two times, and occasionally zero times. devices connected are: a new STAR printer with it's own power supply, ...
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Enable - Disable Camera and Printer

How can I enable - disable all kind of cameras and all kind of printers for a specific user? Not in kernel space, so not using modprobe. OR Is there a way to use kernel module (like uvcvideo) for a ...
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How do I fix mouse freezing when sound playback is active on Debian?

I'm having a fairly frustrating problem with my Debian machine. The problem is that the pointer of my USB mouse freezes shortly after I start playing sound through the headphones, which are also USB. ...
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Will a mobile phone charge faster if plugged into a USB 3.0 port

Will a phone(or any device for that matter) charge faster if it is plugged into a USB 3.0 port compared to a USB 2.0 port? I know to assist charging you can turn features off(with flight mode) or ...
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Why isn't my Android phone responding with USB connection?

I plugged in my USB connector to my computer and the device says it's "installed". I even waited a few minutes to make sure. Then when I tried to open up my media folder from the android phone on the ...
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Can Windows tell me what is using my USB drive?

Being the good citizen I am, I left-click on the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in my taskbar, and select my USB drive to dismount. Then I get the message: Windows can't stop your Generic volume ...
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Encrypting a multi-boot USB drive

Goal: Full encryption of a multi-boot USB drive containing boot CDs and confidential information Problem: I have been experimenting with XBoot (https://sites.google.com/site/shamurxboot/download) ...
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External harddrive not showing proper partition table when removed from external case

I have a 2.5TB WD external hdd. I was trying to copy some large files to it and thought I would temporarily shuck it so as to remove the usb 2.0 bottle neck. However when I plug it in directly via ...
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Accidently wiped out Windows 8 installation, now cant install windows 8 from USB

I've installed ubuntu 14.04 in my machine and accidently wiped out all the windows related date, now the hard disk is showing as a one big partition, Then I tried to create a bootable USB drive and ...
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Windows 7: Error Ejecting USB Mass Storage Device

Sometimes, when trying to eject (remove) an external USB hard drive, Windows 7 issues the following error: Problem Ejecting USB Mass Storage Device Windows can't stop your 'Generic volume' ...
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How to safely remove a USB drive when “Windows can't stop your 'Generic volume' device because a program is still using it.”?

With Windows XP and Windows Vista, I try to remove an external USB hard drive, but usually get the message ""Windows can't stop your 'Generic volume' device because a program is still using it.". I ...
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Is there an RSM replacement in Windows 7? (to eject USB and Firewire devices from command line)

I know Windows XP and previous had an rsm.exe file in the <root>\windows\system32 folder that could be used to manage media. I used this command in batch files and from the command line to eject ...
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is there a limit to how many drives I can connect to my Mac?

I am on Mac Book Pro running OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 and I use a lot of drives for my personal data and data from clients (and every drive has a redundant drive constantly being updated in case of ...
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ubuntu 14.04 LTS install freezes (legacy boot, dell t7910)

We have a new dell desktop which came with 12.04 preinstalled and that works. We are trying to replace 12.04 by 14.04. For some reason, we really want to install in legacy mode (will patch the ...
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Is there an Apple USB Ethernet driver for Windows?

I recently needed an Ethernet adapter for my laptop, which has USB and WiFi (of course) but no Ethernet. Somebody offered me an Apple USB-to-Ethernet adapter. I figured Windows would offer the driver ...
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Error while connecting to USB device in VMWare Player after update to Windows 10

I have a VMWare Player version 6.0.0 installed on my machine since when I was using Windows 7 x64. Some time ago I updated the later to Windows 10 and when I started my Linux Ubuntu Gnome with VMWare, ...
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Why is my Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 no longer recognized?

Last night, after a year of continued and problem free use, I discovered that my computer no longer detects my Scarlett 2i4. My DAW (Ableton Live 9.1) says that no audio devices are detected and even ...
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Simple USB drive encryption under Windows - Best Practise?

I'm looking for an easy (!) way to encrypt (and decrypt) USB volumes under Windows 10. Easier than my current practise: Currently, I've an True Crypt file on the USB volume and a portable TrueCrypt ...
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No USB keyboard/mouse in win7 on a dualboot win10+win7, unless I hard-reboot

Running into a really weird issue with a dualboot windows 10/windows 7 machine, with win10 installed as main OS and win7 on a secondary drive, with windows 10's fastboot disabled. Win10 is set as ...
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burn solaris10 iso to USB drive for install

I'm trying to install solaris to a computer without cdrom. here is what I have now: solaris10 iso got from the sun site(grub installed). a running archlinux x86_64 installation. a running Windows 7 ...
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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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Turn on computer with USB keyboard through PS/2 adapter

I want to wake-up my PC by USB keyboard connected through PS/2 adapter. According to BIOS settings: Resume From S3/S4/S5 by PS/2 keyboard ... [Any Key] it should be working, but doesn't. If I ...
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Hard Drive Unknown / Not Initialized - how to recover data?

I had a WD 2TB external drive which I transferred successfully to a USB 3.0 enclosure months ago. Then I moved and the drive has been packed away in the trunk of my car since. I just got it out as I ...
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When unplugging a USB external hard drive, is it safer to unplug the cable from the computer, or from the external hard drive?

When unplugging a USB external hard drive, is it safer to unplug the cable from the computer first, or from the external hard drive? I am asking as I saw an EHD died right after the USB cable had ...
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USB ports not powered when laptop is off?

I just bought a brand new ASUS ROG Strix GL502VY and none of the USB ports charge my phone while the laptop is off asleep, as expected and advertised. I've googled the issue and can't find anything ...
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Switching usb via relays

Hello , I just want to use usb devices between two computers and I got an idea for this so I started to use relays to control the data flow in usb , but it didn't recognized by computer does anyone ...
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USB trouble - 2.0 storage device often connects as 1.0

I have been facing some problems with the USB ports for a while. The problems happen mostly with the front USB ports, not as much the back ones. Connecting a USB 2.0 storage device sometimes gives ...
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USB Devices randomly disconnects and connects windows 10

I've this weird problem where my mouse and external HDD, when plugged in to either USB 2.0 or 3.0 port, randomly disconnects and connects after a few seconds. I am unable to find a pattern to the ...
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USB port stays powered after shutdown, since laptop overheated some time ago

My laptop has 4 USB ports: two USB 2, and two USB 3. It overheated for the first time a week ago (after an intensive gaming session), and one of my USB 3 ports, where I plug in my mouse, is now ...
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Split internal USB pinouts - is it possible?

I've currently got a situation in my PC where I have 3 devices that connect to the motherboard via the onboard USB pinouts. The problem is, I only have two sets of USB pinouts on my motherboard. ...
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aircrack-ng not working on macbook air early 2015 using live kali linux usb with presistence

airmon-ng start wlan0 Found 5 processes that could cause trouble. If airodump-ng, aireplay-ng or airtun-ng stops working after a short period of time, you may want to kill (some of) them! PID Name ...
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USB port not recognising mouse on first bootup

On a computer here when first powered on the USB wired mouse is not recognised. The light under the mouse is not lit up. Other usb hub's and keyboards work fine. Disconnecting it and reconnecting it ...
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Is it possible to spy on a laptop through a usb flash drive?

someone (who i later knew is a hacker) asked me once to give him a TV series on his usb flash drive. after i knew that about him, and knew that he actually saw the series before (which makes it ...
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Booting Chromium OS from USB

Currently I have a laptop Asus Transformer T100HA with touchpad and I want to install/try Chromium OS from an USB. I have tried many guide tutorials but none of them explained about grub2 & ...
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How to clone USB stick so the second one is also bootable like the first one?

I have a bootable USB stick with Acronis True Image and i want to copy it to another USB because right now the situation is like this: 1st. 16GB USB stick = Acronis True Image 2nd. 2GB USB stick = ...
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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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Deleted system reserved partition, can't access bios or boot via USB

I have 3 disks. Disk 0 has Win10 installation, and a 350MB system reserved partition. Disk 1 had a 100MB system reserved partition that I (mistakenly) believed was from an old Win7 install. I wanted ...
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Windows 10 USB only working if device plugged in during boot

I got a PC with a ASUS B85M-G motherboard and the following problem. None of my USB ports (neither at the back, nor at the front, neither USB 3.0, nor USB 2.0) work. Actually, they don't work for ...
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IPAD devices do not have USB access in WIndows 7

Our systems are connected to a Domain machine ( running Windows 2008 ). There are certain policies enabled such as USB permission, Admin privilege, registry access etc. Users in these group only have ...
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Is there a size limit on external USB hard drives?

The internal SATA hard drives have a limit on a lot of motherboards of 2TB and if I want to get a 3TB HDD then I need to connect it using a PCI card (or get a new motherboard). But I wanted to ask: ...
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Can't change the boot order on UEFI BIOS

I've searched for an answer already, but I may not be using the right terminology. Regardless, I wasn't able to find an answer. I bought a mini PC with an eMMC HD and I'm trying to overwrite the ...
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Windows XP runs New Hardware Wizard for usb keyboard and mouse, can't find drivers

I have a PC that up until a couple days ago was working fine. I moved it from one site to another and now when I plug in the USB mouse or keyboard (the same ones that were working previously) XP ...
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Access E3131 on a headless debian based linux system

I tried to access the E3131 on a headless debian system but the network interface was not avayable. The question is, how to access it? There is a follow up question for sending / receiving sms on ...
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Read hard drive with btrfs filesystem on Windows or Virtual machine with linux distro

I have to read data from WD Red Pro Hard Drive (BTRFS file system) connected to Windows PC via USB 3.0 Docking station. I read that it is not possible from Windows level. That's why i've created ...