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1answer
36 views

USB safe removal notification keeps popping up

I have a Dell inspiron laptop with windows vista. It has been working perfectly until lately, a problem has been bugging the hell out of me. Ever minute, a USB safe removal notification in the ...
0
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3answers
60 views

How to migrate user files from hard drive of dead vista system to w7?

I have the good hard drive from an otherwise dead Vista laptop ( I'm looking at you, HP Pavilion DV6700!) connected to the USB port of a good windows 7 system. To clarify, the drive from the old ...
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1answer
62 views

Unable to Create Bootable USB from Windows Vista ISO

I have this old laptop hanging around and I have Dreamsparks from my university account. I decided to try Windows Vista on this old laptop which currently has XP installed. Currently I am unable to ...
0
votes
1answer
276 views

Why does wmplayer.exe start when I plug in a USB drive?

I'm using Vista. Sometimes (but not always) when I plug in a USB drive, wmplayer.exe starts executing and apparently searching the drive for something. I then have to kill it with Task Manager or ...
0
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3answers
62 views

avoid System Repair

A coworker had an electrical hit and lost usage of usb and ps2 on her computer. I added in a pci to usb card to get it back to "usable"...The usb ports seem to be inactive until windows boots, have no ...
1
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0answers
72 views

How to recover write priviledges for USB devices?

I work on a corporate laptop (Windows Vista), and have been granted admin rights on that machine. An IT policy has been rolled out recently which lets me copy files from my USB devices but I cannot ...
0
votes
1answer
56 views

Windows vista/7/8 “automatically” installed drivers questions

Where do the automatically installed drivers get installed in windows? Where do they get installed from (I can install them without the internet). Why do they need to be installed if they already ...
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1answer
30 views

Does Windows Vista support USB keyboard and mouse during initial setup?

Does Windows Vista in the initial setup support USB keyboard and mouse?
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1answer
1k views

PC won't boot / USB and PS2 keyboards don't work

My brother's PC has stopped working. He now cannot boot into windows, and he can't access BIOS by pressing the DEL key as no keyboards work. He has tried 4 different keyboards, one of which is PS/2. ...
0
votes
1answer
105 views

Dell PC running Windows Vista - USB game controller goes out all the time

I have a Dell PC running Windows Vista. I use a Logitech game controller for the PC to play different games. The problem is that at random times, it seems the USB port just stops working. I'll have ...
0
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0answers
162 views

Why no “da-doomp” (disconnect notification sound) sometimes when unplugging wireless mouse receiver?

Sometimes (maybe one case in 3), when I unplug the wireless mouse receiver on my Sony VGN-CS215J laptop, there is no "da-doomp" sound, even after a minute or two. And if I plug the receiver back in ...
1
vote
1answer
420 views

COM Port of USB Mouse?

I plugged in a USB mouse into my Vista machine and it's working fine. Is this device assigned a COM port number? If so, how do I determine it? In Device Manager, under Ports, everything listed there ...
2
votes
2answers
682 views

USB cable is not recognized on Windows Vista but works on Ubuntu

I purchased a new USB cable here and for some reason it works on my Ubuntu laptop, but does not with my Windows Vista computer when I attach my EPSON CX8400 printer. I previously used another cable ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

How to erase Ubuntu & install Windows Vista using USB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Install Windows 7 from USB flash drive I want to install Windows Vista erasing currently installed Ubuntu. My CD/DVD-drive isn't working and if I connect external CD/DVD ...
1
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1answer
709 views

How to fix file folder permission in Windows XP or Windows Vista?

I have this problem that my file and folder can't be accessed because of file/folder permission. And every time I use my usb drive with another computer I need to apply folder permission for each ...
2
votes
2answers
871 views

USB Power off on shut down or Eject

Done quite a bit of searching and found lots more questions but so far no answers. I need to shut down power to a USB hard drive when the computer shuts down. I understand why Vista and Windows 7 both ...
7
votes
4answers
11k views

How can I make my Virtualbox Vista see my USB device (iPad)?

I have the latest VirtualBox. I have filters for the iPad. But it does not show up in my virtual Windows vista My Computer screen or virtual iTunes. When I try to right click the little USB icon and ...
1
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3answers
1k views

Force a connection to damaged USB flash drive

I recently encountered a virus that some how disabled my computer from seeing a few USB flash drives that were inserted into its USB slot. I know the USB slots work because I have tried with other ...
4
votes
1answer
175 views

Plug in my iPod and get message: Windows does not recognize this USB device

iPod Touch: 8gb 2nd generation OS: Windows Vista I never had a problem syncing my iPod Touch with my computer in the past. All of a sudden today, whenever I plug it in, i get a message pop-up that ...
0
votes
1answer
932 views

How to connect Laptop's USB to TV's RCA Inputs?

How to connect Laptop's USB to TV's RCA Inputs? can you provide what is the setting in need to change on windows
0
votes
1answer
1k views

I am getting “Please insert a disk into Removable Disk” when I insert my USB disk [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Vista Pen drive error: Please insert disk into removable drive Is there any way to fix this Problem. I am using Transcend 2GB JFV30 type flash drive.
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0answers
230 views

Application hangs up when copying files to USB

When I copy files from my notebook to USB device (both player and smartphone), application hangs up. I try to perform copying both in Windows Explorer and Far Manager for this. After this Far manager ...
4
votes
2answers
235 views

How are device drivers installed when you attach a new piece of hardware?

What exactly is the OS doing when I plug in for example, a new pen drive to my machine? The driver should be hardware specific, where does my OS (Windows Vista) get it from? Does it have a ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

USB headset no sound during games or playing music, but i can hear on ventrilo

I currently just bought a new USB headset to replace my old mic. I put everything in order today and i can hear people talk when i'm logged in through Ventrilo, however, i get no game sounds or music ...
0
votes
1answer
556 views

Old HDD is not getting detected when connected through USB

My laptop HDD got corrupted and I replaced that with a new HDD. Now I wanna retrieve the data in the old HDD. I tried using external HDD casing and connected it my laptop cable thru USB. But it is not ...
1
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2answers
1k views

USB ports not recognizing devices (vista)

I'm trying to fix a problem on a Vista machine where all the USB ports seem to have power but they don't recognize devices plugged into them. It seemed to start after I plugged my mp3 player (sansa ...
1
vote
2answers
68 views

Why is a USB disk corrupted by Vista restore?

I have a laptop with Vista Business on an 80 GB disk. I have created a full backup and stored that on the original 80 GB drive. On my new 320 GB disk, I have created a partition with exactly the ...
1
vote
3answers
232 views

Make a radio-streaming PC pretend to be a mass-storage USB device

I'm listening to a net radio on my PC I want the sound to go through my boombox cause it has nice speakers/amp The boombox has no "incoming" audio jack that just plays what comes over the wire ...
3
votes
3answers
3k views

2 USB Headsets, 1 PC, 1 Skype account

We use Skype to call our parents overseas to a landline, and would like to use 2 USB Headsets at the same time on our side. Can it be done?
0
votes
2answers
472 views

create XP usb boot disk in Vista

My netbook (running on XP) recently encountered "NTLDR is missing" problem. However, since I don't have an external dvd, I need to create a USB boot-up disk to re-install XP. Unfortunately, my other ...
1
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1answer
1k views

USB Printer Sometimes Shows Up As Printer Name (Copy 1)

Is it possible to prevent a printer from being 'installed' in Windows XP/Vista as Printer Name (Copy 1) when it already is in Printers as just Printer Name after unplugging and plugging in the USB ...
2
votes
2answers
545 views

How to access an unrecognized MP3 player

I have a Genex MP3 player and when I switch it to storage mode and connect it to my computer I see a popup message informing me that the USB hardware is unrecognized. How do I get my computer to ...
1
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2answers
96 views

Entire USB system stops responding

After losing no small amount of work from this, I'm somewhat aggravated. I'm on Vista Business 32-bit on a Toshiba P300-011 business laptop, and occasionally all my USB ports stop responding, and ...
9
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1answer
14k views

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 ...
1
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2answers
314 views

Finding open files

I'm using Windows Vista with an external (USB) hard drive. Sometimes I need to disconnect the hard drive, but when I try to disconnect USB devices, Windows tells me that an application is using the ...
1
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3answers
534 views

USB slower on Vista than Ubuntu

My machine dual-boots Windows Vista and Ubuntu. It has an Intel motherboard (D102GGC2) and USB 2.0 ports. While using Vista, I get 1.5 Mbps speed from the USB ports, which is the speed for USB 1.1. ...
0
votes
1answer
216 views

Music playback stumbles or nearly stops when copying from an external USB stick to an external USB hard drive

I'm listening to my music with Winamp (Windows Vista and Windows 7). When I copy files from an external USB memory stick to an external USB hard drive, the music begins to stumble, halts for a ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

“Please insert disk into removable drive” error with pen drives in Vista

Whenever I insert a pen drive, I am not able to open it. Vista shows me this error: Please insert disk into removable drive I have tried changing the drive letter, but it didn't help.
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1answer
173 views

USB power on Windows Vista and Windows 7 but not on Windows XP

Why is it that when using Windows Vista or Windows 7 and I eject my USB device safely it’s still powered? When using a flash drive I can still see the light, and when I use my Western ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

Automatically copy files from desktop to USB drive when connected

My problem is similar to Automatically copy files to USB drive when connected. However, the path of source of the file, which is the desktop, isn't static, so I want the solution to be able to ...
0
votes
2answers
296 views

This USB device could perform faster

What does it mean in Windows Vista when you get the little popup saying "This USB device could perform faster"?
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2answers
1k views

Why does my USB stick not show up in Windows Vista?

Just reinstalled a Lenovo laptop with Vista. Two separate USB sticks, that work fine on another computer, will not show up on this Vista computer. USB ports work fine for other stuff. USB sticks ...
2
votes
3answers
4k views

RS232 to USB conversion

I want to connect some old device (with a RS232 port) to my laptop which doesn't have serial ports. I bought an adapter which is made in China and comes with no drivers CD. After searching I ...
18
votes
11answers
41k views

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 ...
18
votes
6answers
9k views

Is it possible to disable the “scan and fix” message when inserting an SD Card?

Every time I insert the SD card from my camera into the card reader, I get this dialog: Of course there is no need to scan it. Is there a way to disable it?
0
votes
2answers
1k views

ASUS P5N-E SLI USB Issues

I'm having issues with my ASUS P5N-E SLI USB ports. Sometimes they won't recognize any USB device in them and other times they will perform flawlessly. I've even had to move my wireless ...
7
votes
4answers
5k views

How do I get Windows Vista or Windows 7 to re-attach a USB device without having to plug it in again?

After I use the 'Safely Remove Hardware' notification area widget, how do I get Windows Vista or Windows 7 to re-attach a USB device (i.e. a USB drive) without having to unplug and plug it in again?
1
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3answers
10k views

How to enable or disable usb ports on windows vista pc?

I want to ask how can we enable or disable usb ports on windows vista pc. Also i have 6 usb ports , 2 in front and 4 at the back, so it it possible to disable the front usb port and enable 4 ports at ...
7
votes
8answers
6k views

Force Vista to “forget” a USB device

I have a device (HTC Dream / G1 Android phone) that I want to set up with a specific driver. Unfortunately I have already previously installed the device with the default driver. Even after ...
1
vote
10answers
3k views

USB Wi-Fi adapter doesn’t wakeup on Windows Vista

I'm using the Linksys WUSB300N USB Wi-Fi adapter under Windows Vista Home Premium x64. The problem is it doesn't wakeup when computer goes out of standby. It's really annoying. I have 1.0.3.2 ...