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We have a mouse here (oldschool ballmouse, USB) that shuts down my PC when i connect it, furthermore it just wont appear connected at all when we try and connect it to a laptop Conclusion: Mouse causes USB shortage, motherboard dislikes


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I've been trying to find an answer to the question at the top of this page, and so far have not found anyone who has actually measured things. Lots of people say "should" and "might" and "generally" but there is no actual answer. Having the equipment to do so, I did so. I measured the voltage and current coming from my USB power source (more on that ...


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I just had the same problem and found the solution in a german magazine (c’t 2013, issue 12). The article describes different three ways of installing windows to an external drive. One of the ways included cloning an existing installation to an external drive - we can skip this step. Further on, it is necessary to edit the windows registry. Since you are ...


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From WintoUSB installation notes: "Windows 7/2008 R2 does not have built-in USB 3.0 support, so Windows 7/2008 R2 will have to be booted from a USB 2.0 port."


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Seems to me like windows restored the correct MBR to the wrong device (i.e., your USB stick). I would go ahead an use a different tool to restore your MBR. There are a lot of bootable ISOs out there. For convenience I would recommend you take something like UNetbootin or YUMI and choose one (or more) of the recovery images they offer. I would suggest a ...


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It sounds like the utility you used did not completely repair the windows 7 boot configuration, just the boot record. Try these steps in this answer about repairing your boot loader.


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If you wish to fix the USB boot of Windows, just recreate the USB stick. Probably something went wrong with it, but rewriting will fix the problem. The safest action would be to use the Windows 7 boot USB to do a Repair Install. This will fix the currently installed Windows 7 while preserving user accounts, data, programs, and system drivers. Otherwise, ...


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The other three answers from jdh, harrymc and masgo all contributed in getting me to solve the issue but since none of them encapsulated everything, I am answering my own question here for others. Per harrymc's suggestion, I reimaged the USB stick and was able to boot back into Startup Recovery. SR was still not seeing my Windows installation so I couldn't ...


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There are different ways to do this. If all you have is usb keys here's what you can do: You need 2 usb keys. If you have 3 it'll be easier though: one for clonezilla one for ubuntu live one for transferring data If there's any data you can't afford to lose, backup first. If your hd is not already like this use gparted to resize/repartition it: ...


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In BIOS-> security, your USB interface could be set to "lock".


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Technically yes, but for the purposes of your question the answer is no. Unless you want to install your OS inside a Virtual Machine or you have a network boot/PXE boot environment set up (such as WDS, or some other TFTP PXE boot software) you will need to create a bootable USB/CD-ROM/DVD.



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