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

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Internal card reader fails after upgrade to Windows 10 - “Device could not be migrated”

I have just upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10, everything went smoothly except for one thing: My internal card reader mostly stopped working - it doesn't recognize any card that I can insert into ...
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How do I fix “A USB port reset request failed.” for all USB devices connected

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad S430 with an Intel 4000, 7 series chipset. This is running Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit. My USB ports began to have trouble recognising when I connected devices around a month or ...
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Make USB virtual COM device persistent through reboots

EDIT: Having rethought the issue, perhaps my question can be summarized like this: Is there an existing COM terminal type program that will automatically detect when a COM port becomes unavailable and ...
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Cannot turn off ReadyBoost from USB, disk appears to be read-only

I recently started using ReadyBoody on my Sandisk Cruzer Edge 16GB USB, and when I needed to copy files into the USB, I could simply go right click USB > Properties > ReadyBoost > turn off ReadyBoost. ...
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diskarbitrarationd consumes 100% CPU for 10 minutes after ejecting a USB drive

Recently I've had problems when ejecting a Seagate SRD0SP0 USB 2.0 hard drive from my Macbook. It has two partitions, one is my Time Machine backup, the other an ExFAT partition for media. There is ...
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Windows Server 2003 hangs when I plug in any external drive. How can I prevent this?

I have to back up a 50 gig file to an external drive weekly. If I plug it into USB, the server hangs (nonresponsive explorer etc). Tried 2 different drives with same result. Googling suggests this is ...
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USB port seemingly damaged, but USB devices work when a USB extension is plugged into the seemingly damaged port

Alright, I know this sounds crazy, but this was what I experienced. Basically this particular port, which I have been using for my mouse served me quite well. Until just a few moments ago. At first ...
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“Unrecognized USB device” SATA-to-USB? Forceably assign driver to device?

Every time I plug this thing in, regardless of what harddrive I use, it says "unrecognized USB device" on this system; however, the device works on other win 7 systems. Why does this PC hate my ...
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When I try to delete a file from USB it show 0 byte size of that file

I have a problem with my computer, and USB. When I try to delete any file from USB drive, it show 0 byte size. The actual is not 0 byte. That pen-drive (USB disk) works perfectly in another ...
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Why does the computer not shut down when “Deep sleep” is enabled?

I have a custom-built computer based on an ASRock motherboard, and both Linux Mint 17.2 and Windows 10 installed. When I shut down the computer, from either OS, the USB devices remain on. I'd rather ...
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Issues trying to connect 2 External Monitors to my Laptop, via 2 Fresco USB to VGA Adapters

I apologise for this question being rather lengthy my reasoning was, rather than responding to plentiful requests for clarification within the comments section I would instead write my question in ...
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USB hub registers hidden keyboard

I bought a 4 port USB 2.0 hub with some strange behaviour When I plug it in I get the following dmesg output: [141240.998931] usb 1-5: new full-speed USB device number 32 using xhci_hcd ...
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Any way to “reboot” a USB port on a Mac Mini?

I have an IR Toy attached to my Mac Mini and it works but if I do not interact with it for awhile, it will not be reachable. I use the Mac Mini as a server and have turned off sleeping in Energy Saver ...
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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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How do I disable a bluetooth adapter and install a new one in ubuntu?

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 on a Macbook Pro (8.2). I have a faulty bluetooth antenna that I am not interested in paying to fix. In windows I have a usb bluetooth dongle and I just keep the built in ...
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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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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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What is different between XP and Win7 when handling a USB composite device?

I have developed an USB device using a LPC2148 and the LPCUSB USB stack. It works well when I set it as an HID device (a keyboard), but when I set it as a composite device, storage (SD Flash Card) and ...
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Accept print jobs from serial port, spool to USB printer

I've got a USB printer (HP LaserJet 1018) connected to my Windows 7 desktop. I also have a USB infrared adapter (Actisys ACT-IR224UN-Li) which presents itself as a raw serial port, currently COM3. ...
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USB-RS232 serial connection stalls

As a fan of gadgets sometimes I get carried away and this time I bought a Neato XV-11 vacuum bot (which by the way works pretty good). Now there seems to be a firmware upgrade for the device that I ...
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Windows 7 very slow installing new usb devices

I'm find an issue on some machines I administer where, upon plugging in a USB device, Windows takes forever 'searching preconfigured driver folders' for the device driver. This includes USB disks, ...
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No power save on external hard drive - How to implement?

I recently bought a new 3.5" USB external hard drive which I thought had a power save feature on it, but it turns out that it doesn't. So whether it's being used or not, it spins, which wouldn't be a ...
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USB wifi key: how to unlock european channels 12 and 13?

Context A USB Wifi dongle bought in Paris, France, is identified on Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, Mint same behavior) as ID 0846:9021 NetGear, Inc. It works well with Wifi networks in channels 1-11. ...
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Are switches on USB hubs there to enable/disable power or data or both?

I am interested in purchasing a USB hub with a disconnect switch for the USB signal. My question: Some USB hubs have individual switches on each port. Are those switches for power, or are they for ...
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W7 Home Premium x64 fresh install - won't detect usb flash drive for drivers

just installed W7 on a new build and can't get the drivers installed. I was having issues during the installation - it was hanging on finalizing settings - and did a new install without the ethernet ...
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How can I enter Setup without keyboard?

After replacing a power supply my computer will not boot. The message is USB devises total: 0 Drive, 0 keyboard, 0 mouse, 0 hub. Then "Please enter setup to recover BIOS settings. No keyboard ...
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AIO Windows OS Installer

I repair laptops and PC and most of the time I need to repair/reinstall Windows. I prefer USB install as it is way faster then Optical Disk Method. But the thing is, you need to make a USB every time ...
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Mount USB-Device (Printer) per Script on Ubuntu 14.04 Virtual Box 4.33

We have ubuntu 14.04 with Windows7 on the Virtual Box 4.33 running. As the USB-Printer is mounted at the host or the guest and there seems to be no solution to make it on both available, now my ...
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Boot Windows 8 from HDD connected via USB port: OS not found error

I have internal SSD in my PC(I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on SSD). So I disassembled its HDD which has pre-installed Windows 8. So I want to boot my licensed and pre-installed Windows via USB. I ...
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New PC, boots fine, but no USB devices work AsRock H61m-itx

I just bought a second hand PC Mobo : ASRock H61m-itx UEFI P1.70 Intel CPU G870 It boots fine, but no USB devices actually work. They receive power ( the mouse becomes illuminated etc ). The ...
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Some USB devices are disabled after rebooting into Windows 7 from Ubuntu (Error code 43)

I have dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm facing a strange problem. Every time when I boot into Ubuntu and then come back to Windows, both my Saitek devices (X52 PRO joystick and Rudder ...
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Prevent searching for drivers when there is already one installed

Is there a way to, on Windows 7, prevent Windows for checking for updated drivers every time a device is plugged into the same USB port? I know I can set it so that it doesn't check at all, but I'm ...
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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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Windows 7 event for plugging in USB keyboard

I would like to use task scheduler to toggle num lock as I plug or unplug my keyboard from my laptop. I use it equally with and without the external keyboard, so both the default settings are equally ...
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Setting up Wi-Fi using USB adapter on Ubuntu 12.04

I have tried in vain to set up my Ubuntu 12.04 laptop as a Wi-Fi hotspot; it says Your wireless card does not support Access Point mode I had to resort to a USB Wi-Fi adapter, and I purchased ...
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Remote desktop: remote USB devices not recognized

[Update] I do not want to redirect the USB device! I'm trying to use a remote device on the remote computer, just like it would if I'd not using remote desktop. I'm connected to a remote computer ...
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How to limit the USB bandwidth a device can allocate on Linux

How do you put an cap on the amount of bandwidth a USB device can allocate on Linux? I have a couple of cheap USB webcams that I'm trying to running simeltaneously. Running v4l2-ctl ...
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How to connect my Hyper-V VM to a USB tablet (or device in general)?

This question might look like a duplicate but I checked and actually this should not be the case. Here I want to be able to connect a USB device (not a hard drive, but a tablet, a phone or an mp3 ...
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USB hub advertised as 2.0 actually works as 1.1

I bought this USB hub http://www.ebay.com/itm/281298880612 which is supposed to be a USB 2.0 hub. When I plug a pendrive in to the hub, Windows gives the message "This device can perform faster if you ...
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USB does not work in Windows after boot Linux

I have a double boot of Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 on my Dell Inspiron-15-7537 If I boot into Windows after I have been running Ubuntu my USB ports do not work, neither the USB 2 or 3 ports. However ...
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Windows doesn't remember installed drivers

Every time when I connect any USB device in my PC, for example any Pen drive or my mobile, It searches and install the drivers(basically from the internet). Even though I have installed my phone ...
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Y-E DATA PC Card Floppy Disk Drive (FlashBuster®/FlashBuster-U) is not working with Ubuntu kernel

Y-E DATA PC Card Floppy Disk Drive (FlashBuster®/FlashBuster-U) is apparently not working with—the latest—Ubuntu kernel. This floppy disk in it is Atari formatted. I just get these buffer IO errors. ...
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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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Frontal USB recognized only after reboot

The problem USB devices that are plugged in the frontal pane of my PC are not recognized by Windows unless I reboot. After reboot, USB devices get recognized until the next shutdown. The rear USB ...
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rasperry pi / debian / directory mount issue

I have trouble regarding to external USB disk write operations I am using Rasperry Pi box with Debian Linux root@raspberrypi:~# umount /dev/sda1 root@raspberrypi:~# mkdir /media/extGrayUSB ...
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Ubuntu freezes when I plug in external hard drive formatted as exFAT

What can be hanging up my system. I thought I went through the necessary steps to enable mounting of an exFAT-formatted hard drive: # Install fuse-exfat and exfat-utils sudo apt-get update sudo ...
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Determine how many physical/hardware USB host controllers I have

Out of simple curiosity, I'm trying to determine how many hardware USB host controllers my machine has. lsub lists seven root hubs, and lspci -v and lshw both list seven host controllers. I'm ...
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USB headset won't work on newer computer with the same OS

I have an inexpensive USB headset Somic G927. And I didn't have any problems using in my older computer Lenovo 3000 n200 (yes, it's a laptop from 2008 which is still working). Now, I bought a Clevo ...
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How can I create a CD or USB key that fully restores a Linux install? (a la the CDs that come with Windows boxen)

Whenever I assemble and configure a Linux PC for someone, I always run into the problem of what happens if they want to restore their system back to the way it was when they got it. Either they ...
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USB Keyboard and Mouse slow to activate using docking station for Lenovo T430

I just recently upgraded to a T430. Happy with the laptop but one thing I find annoying is that when I use it through the docking station - it takes several minutes ie 3-5 for the USB keyboard and ...