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 to get Toshiba A105-S4344 to boot to USB?

I am fixing up an old computer and have everything ready and just need to install my OS of choice (Kubuntu) on it. Unfortunately when I insert the USB and turn it on it does not start from the USB. ...
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Persistent USB Kali Linux Standart User

Is there a way to add standart users in Kali USB? I'm getting this in the console: useradd: existing lock file /etc/passwd.lock without a PID useradd: cannot lock /etc/passwd; try again ...
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Does a USB hub affect performance?

I have two devices I want maximum throughput and latency with. (Midi drums and midi keyboard for example) Would connecting both to the same USB port via a hub effectively limit the maximum data ...
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Laptop died after using a SATA/IDE USB hard drive converter

So I think I have done something very bad, I have a HP laptop and wanted to recover some data from some old SATA and IDE drives. I Bought this ...
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Share 1 hdd to PC and PS3

I have HDD connected to PS3 via USB. Is there any device to allow connecting this HDD to computer also? My goal is to have this HDD connected to both PS3 and PC and then on PC there supposed to be ...
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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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Verizon USB551L 4G Stick on Linux

I have been trying to get a Verizon USB551L 4G USB Stick working on Debian Linux. I have been able to get it to connect, but it always disconnects after 10 secs to 2.5 minutes, then it cannot connect ...
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0M error writing file: 5 access is denied

I'm trying to write ISO on USB using dd command: dd if=evolution-64bit.iso od=\\.\f: bs=4M. I've launched cmd as Administrator, disabled my MSE anti-virus software, but it keeps telling me that Access ...
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Access Denied to Portable Devices and CD/DVD Drives [on hold]

My company IT department cut off access to all external devices a couple months ago for security purposes. Unfortunately I am off-site for a very extended period of time and am mostly unable to get ...
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Maximum length of a USB Cable?

I want to use a very long USB cable to place a webcam in a different room. The maximum length that I found was five meters. What is the maximum length of a USB cable? What is the maximum length ...
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NO USB devices show in windows 8.1 device manager

Whatever I plug into my USB ports will get power and will charge but will not connect to the computer. I have restarted the computer several times, I re-installed the chipset drivers and still even a ...
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USB UVC Webcam to IP [duplicate]

I have 2 USB UVC webcams, are there: a simple adaptater that transform my USB webcam to an ip address? a simple command (like mplayer uvc://192.168.1.102) to show my webcam?
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How can I use a wireless keyboard/mouse combo with a PS/2 KVM?

I purchased a wireless Logitech Wave mouse/keyboard combo and want to use it with my old PS2 KVM. I've seen a few converters out there that might work, but the problem is they connect one USB-> one ...
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External USB disks and logical sector size

I have a WD Green 3.0TB in an external USB enclosure. I wanted to replace the disk with a Green 6.0TB. The USB enclosure is usually connected to a device that only understands FAT32 and MBR, so ...
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Infected usb devices disabling programs? [duplicate]

My laptop has had some weird problems in the past couple of days. YouTube, Websites using Shockwave, Spotify, and Windows Media Player, along with some other programs. The actual issue is that YouTube ...
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How do I use the PC's headset for smartphone calls, when connected through USB?

When my smartphone (Nokia 500) is connected to the desktop (Win7 x64) though USB, I want the smartphone audio to default to the PC headset for calls. How do I do that? Thanks.
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How to turn on bitlocker on 4 TB USB HDD?

When trying to turn on Bitlocker on an external 4 TB USB HDD using Windows 7, there's error A device attached to the system is not functioning. in a rather unhelpful dialog, as shown below: Now ...
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Huawei E303 “CD Rom Image” not mounting anymore

I desperately tried to get my HUAWEI E303 Surf Stick working on Mac OS X, without any success. I tried various Guides and Drivers. I think I also followed one Guide in which I deactivated the Image ...
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Using nonstandard formats with a USB floppy drive?

I was given a USB floppy drive, and it works beautifully. Linux Mint detects it as a Mitsumi FDD 061M, although the case and packaging are no-brand. (Counterfeit?) It realiably reads and writes 1.44MB ...
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Adding persistence to multiboot USB made with YUMI

I recently made a multiboot USB with YUMI. I've only put the 32 bit and 64 bit versions of Kali on it so I can use the stick on systems that run either a 32 bit or 64 bit OS. I actually have a macbook ...
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Syntek 1160 causing crash of VirtualBox

I have a Syntek 1160 based USB dongle to capture feed from a traditional PAL camera. I am able to view and record the feed with VLC or ffmpeg on Linux. Unfortunately for the purpose of my project I am ...
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USB hub assigning random com ports when Windows 7 PC or USB Hub are rebooted

I have four hardware devices that are plugged in through a self powered USB hub. Currently the devices are assigned COM1 COM2 COM3 COM4 through device manager as hoped. However, when rebooting the ...
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USB 3.0 Trouble

I am using a WD Elements Portable 1TB USB 3.0 2.5" disk bought in May 2014 to backup data of my desktop machine. rsync runs smoothly without any error messages. However upon restoring data from the ...
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(Window 8.1) Laptop constantly making device/USB unplugged sound randomly

My Laptop constantly making USB disconnected sound at completely random amount times but the strange thing is it doesn't make USB plugged sound and 2 of my devices that are cooling fan(doesn't make ...
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3D printer with Arduino 2560 on Linux: Printer software can not find the printer

I am trying to setup the software for a 3D printer (Delta printer connected via an Arduino 2560) on Linux. The system works with RepetierHost and RepetierServer on Windows 7. I have tried ...
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Fixing sudden Error 31 in device manager

How can I fix a sudden occurrence of random Error 31 in device manager? In Win7 x64, from out of the blue, suddenly the following devices have an exclamation mark and show "This device is not working ...
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Is there a way to make hard drives/optical drives easily removable?

My question is, is there a way to remove an optical drive and replace it with an external drive (converted to an internal drive of course) on the fly? In an earlier question I asked about ...
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Asus Vivo Mouse - Touch Pad Not Reacting After a Few Seconds

I'm having an Asus Vivo Mouse which combines a regular mouse with a touch pad. Anyway, everything works just fine. But when I position the mouse steady and only use the touchpad, it sometimes just ...
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Linux: USB Device Constantly Disconnecting/Reconnecting

I'm getting a lot of log spam about a USB device constantly connecting/disconnecting. It's my USB for my UPS, attached to my Dell PowerEdge server, but I'm not sure why it keeps getting kicked ...
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How to troubleshoot my Bytecc T-300D dual SATA docking station not recognizing 1TB drives

I've a Lenovo laption running Windows 7, Premium Home Edition, 64-bit (service pack 1), and I bought a Bytecc T-300D to help with my data. I have three drives. A 500MB Seagate, 1TB Samsung, and a ...
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how do I clone an encrypted usb key that doesn't get mounted? [on hold]

I have a medical software that only works when a usb key (that came with it) is plugged into the system. unfortunately, I lost the usb key so I wasn't able to open my software anymore. now I have a ...
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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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Find Device with dynamic ip on domain

I am using a device from National Instruments (myRIO) it can be configured either using wireless or usb. I want to configure it to use over wireless network without connecting it over usb first to get ...
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Connecting USB removable devices and also my handsfree to my computer disable mouse and keyboard

As I said in the title, when I plug my card reader or my handsfree to my computer, my mouse and my keyboard disabled and I am forcing to restart to my computer to make them all work fine together. ...
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How to share an external USB drive over network in OS X?

I have an external USB drive mounted on my Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard" box. I want to share a folder on this volume to another OS X computer over LAN. How is it possbile? If I simply enable the ...
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Scanner Canon DR-2020 U network

I bought a scanner (Canon DR-2020 U), but it doesn't have the network card. How can I make this a network scanner? I can hook the scanner to a computer that is on most of the time, but is it ...
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Autorun.inf in Windows 8/8.1 for USB Drives

I have created a file named autorun.inf to make one of my software setup run when the usb is plugged into Windows 8/8.1 OS . This is my autorun.inf code: [AutoRun] shellexecute="Mem.exe //It would ...
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Barcode scanner with RS232 interface not working with USB adapter

I used RS232 interface of barcode scanner (Datalogic QD2100), for my project but a problem arises. The manual given with this barcode scanner has certain barcodes for mode setting (scan mode-flashing, ...
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Prevent USB device to be used by specific application in Windows 7

I am developing a Windows 7 application that uses Microsoft Kinect, plugged via USB. This device also includes a microphone, and everytime I use Skype and plug in the Kinect, Windows 7 automatically ...
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Cross platform USB encryption [duplicate]

I'm carrying an USB stick on my keychain. It contains auth keys for ssh, some passwords, addresses and other sensitive info that I need every day at work, since I drive around alot. I need to be able ...
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How to connect my modem(Cricket Broadband) to my router(Netgear g54)?

I have a Cricket Broadband card modem(looks like a flash drive stick) which plugs into a USB port and a Netgear g54 wireless router with Ethernet ports only, how do i connect my modem to the router?
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How to log device connection/disconnection information on Windows 8.1?

My Windows 8.1 desktop is always on (not even sleep). However, when I move the mouse/press the keyboard to turn on the display and then unlock the user, I get Device Disconnect sounds from Windows. ...
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Windows 8 “Device Setup” process stuck without further progress

After plugging-in of an USB device, standard window with progress bar appears. The problem I experience is that it gets stuck at certain progress and doesn't continue no matter how long I wait. ...
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How to change user:group for fat32 USB drive?

I've formatted a USB drive to fat32 using gparted. I mount it to /media/usb which has the following permissions. drwxr-xr-x 2 myname users 4096 May 16 11:00 usb/ via. sudo mount -t vfat -o rw ...
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Is it fine to run a dc motor through USB cable connected to my laptop?

I have a dc motor which needs more than 10V to run efficiently, so instead of running it on electric cells, I usually run it using my laptop's power. I connect a USB cable to my laptop and the other ...
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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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Unbrick gsm modem Alcatel one touch X090S

Just bought X090S from "MTS UKRAINE". First night was trying to make it work with raspberry pi running raspbian with no luck. I was using usb_modeswitch and wvdial but modem failed to register in 2g ...
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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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Sound cuts out, PC says it's still playing. Randomly works if I unplug and replug usb mouse.

This is just weird and I cannot find any similar issue online. Normally while playing a game, the laptop's sound cuts out completely. Unplugging the mouse and replugging it in sometimes works. The ...
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Cannot load Windows 7 Starter on Acer Aspite One D270-1865

My AA1 started running erratically a few weeks ago. First the USB ports went dead. I uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers. No luck. Then the machine started freezing. This happened about a ...