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Questions tagged [usb]

Universal Serial Bus; an interface standard for connecting computers and electronic devices for communication and charging.

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Issue with opening the prolific usb to serial port

I'm trying to use window's defined IoGetDeviceObjectPointer function to access the port number for a (Prolific)USB to Serial Com port. Normally for other usb ports I don't have an issue but in this ...
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I cant connect Xperia Z5 via USB only in one state-case

Anyone knows why I can connect Xperia Z5 only if the phone is discharged? It's the only one procedure to get it: While discharged, I connect via USB, push POWER+UP buttons together until blue light ...
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Can I use a USB-C laptop dock with a USB-A to USB-C connector on a laptop that DOES NOT support USB-C docks

This is a frustrating one for me. I have an acer SF314-52 and I absolutely love it. One thing is really grinding my gears however; It's the USB-C port. Specifically, it's compatibility with USB-C ...
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No USB ports recieve power when windows Starts no ps2 ports available

I have this Acer aspire xc-603 desktop that when i turn on i can use the mouse and keyboard in the bios and bootable usb just fine so i suspect that it is a faulty driver or a power setting in windows ...
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Issues USB tethering with Verizon MiFi 7730L (Novatel)

Verizon recently updated the firmware on the MiFi 7730L which causes the device to present itself differently when connected to the USB port. I use these devices as USB modems on a handful of ...
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skype remote internet stick use [on hold]

I have to have a skype call and want to know how much data will this call consume. I work remotely using a usb stick that shares cell phone data. Will this suck up all of my monthly data?
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Consistent USB device adapter naming on Linux

I have a USB port into which I insert all sorts of different USB disks over time. The kernel does not consistently allocate the same device for it, so I have to go hunt after each insert. How can I ...
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USB Bluetooth adapter with USB switch: MacOS to Windows 10

I have two computers; one is a Macbook Pro running MacOS 10.13.5, and the other is a desktop running Windows 10. The desktop didn't come with a native bluetooth adapter so I purchased one from Amazon ...
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What is “launch efi shell from filesystem device” from the boot manager?

Im trying to boot my laptop from my USB Flash drive with its USB Legacy disabled and the internal Hard Drive has no Operating system (clean). After i entered the "launch efi shell from filesystem ...
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Using a Dell TB16 on a computer without USB-C

I own a dell TB16 dock. This dock is attached to my laptop via usb-c. Now, I would occasionally like to attach an older laptop (older as in: from 2015, right before USB-C was by default integrated in ...
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Pen Drive not detected after failure while making bootable

I was trying to make an ubuntu bootable usb, but some error popped up and I disconnected the usb from the computer while the process was running. Now the pen drive is not detected on any OS. On ...
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NEC LaVie LM750/H LAPTOP won't boot and only shows black screen with blinking line on top left of screen

Im trying to boot my laptop from a USB Flashdrive (SanDisk Cruzer Switch) so I can perform a clean installation of windows 10 pro x64 but it only shows a blank black screen and a blinking white ...
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How can I share my wifi Internet connection from Android phone to a Linux Raspberry Pi? [migrated]

How can I share my wifi Internet connection from an Android phone to a Linux Raspberry Pi? I am trying to share my Wifi connection from the phone to a Raspberry Pi 3B. USB tethering is connected. I ...
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Is it possible to connect a Linux Raspberry Pi 3 to USB tethering and Wifi Internet at the same time?

I have a Raspberry Pi 3 and I would like to USB tether to it from my phone while simultaneously connect to the Internet over Wi-Fi from the Raspberry Pi. I am guessing that I need to change the ...
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How to rename/restart an USB device in android [closed]

We have the following problem; We use a simple printer to print tickets from an android device and app. Most of the time everything goes according to plan, but once in a while we seem to lose ...
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WiFi not connecting via USB Dongle

For months now, I've been using a Linksys AE6000 wifi dongle with my Windows 10 desktop with no issues. Earlier this week, it suddenly stopped working right - it would connect, then drop, then connect,...
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USB-C charge only?

I have a USB-A <-> USB-C cable that appears to be charge only, that is I can't get it a PC to recognize the Android device. So either: USB-C cables do come charge only The cable is defective. ...
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Working with a Passive PS/2 to USB converter

For some background see this question. I've recently gotten my hand on a logitech Y-ST39 keyboard which uses the PS/2 protocel. I've bought an converter for it without knowing that it is a passive ...
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Issue's when cloning to a 64gb USB using a 32GB custom image as the source

I have been doing a lot of research lately in regards to how to clone the file system of one USB to another, and I have accomplished a lot, however I think the final piece of the puzzle is why I cant ...
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USB unresponsive after RUFUS failed to copy ISO

While trying to use RUFUS to install an UBUNTO ISO to my flash, and after 20 minutes, Rufus crashed. And now my USB is not detectable by windows 10, or any other device I put it in. I have tried ...
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Can I (temporarily) disable an internal USB device to free up endpoints?

Relevant specs are: - Windows 10 64-bit - Intel USB 3.0 XHCI host controller For those unaware, the Intel USB 3.0 XHCI controller can host a maximum of 96 USB endpoints. Each USB hub and device ...
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USB drive bootloader that redirects the boot process to an ISO image

I'd like to have a bootable USB drive that contains a boot loader that can prompt to select an ISO image to continue booting from. In this question I've already provided an answer containing a tool ...
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What can cause a USB 3.0 port to revert back to USB 2.0?

Say I have a USB 3.0 device, connected with a USB 3.0 cable, to a USB 3.0 port with the correct drivers on a Windows 7 computer. Bandwidth and performances are as expected for USB 3.0. Now I replace ...
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Lenovo Tablet USB-OTG with charging at same failed after 24 hours [closed]

i have prety basic knowledge about electonica. We have tablet and trying to connect device to it through OTG cable with charger at same time. Some adapters we bought work some not. But currently we ...
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Cloning a SSD to an ISO on a USB

I have a micro controller with an external SSD, running Ubunto, and I want to create a complete clone to a USB stick. Size isn't a problem. I have 60 gigs on my target and only 8 gigs of data. I ...
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Using external storage as primary partition

My PC is a Laptab and hence has very low internal storage. i.e just 32 GB that is totally not suitable for a device running windows 10, cuz OS files itself are eating up more than half of the storage. ...
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Encrypt and transfer data to another party [closed]

I am a research assistant at a university. I have a dataset that I need to transfer to a lab in another university for collaboration. My organization's requirement is that the dataset needs to be ...
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Is there a way to run adb as host on android without root? [migrated]

I have an android phone and an android tablet. Both not rooted. I want to use adb as host on the tablet and as client on the phone, using an USB-OTG adapter. I downloaded connectbot as terminal ...
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Windows 10 Laptop plugging two external screens on USB-C and HDMI

I have a Lenovo X1 Yoga with an HDMI port and a USB-C port, next to the USB-C charging port. The first time I tried to plug two external screens, it worked well, with the HDMI screen on the right, and ...
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UEFI fails to boot Windows 8 from live usb

I've burned windows 8 image on my usb using dd. There all files like boot efi bootmgr etc. on it. When i press Esc during boot, there comes a menu with 3 options: Ubuntu, UEFI Sony, Enter setup. When ...
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How can I mount a drive on an ATA bridge on a mac?

My partner's Windows PC is borked, I took out the mSATA drive and put it in an enclosure to try and recover the files. I only have a Mac. The drive is showing up in System Information: USB to ATA/...
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VirtualBox doesn't capture USB drive

I created a new Virtaul Box running 32 bit Windows 7 but the USB capture doesn't work. When I capture the USB flash drive, it does set the check mark on it as captured but it never shows up in ...
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Corrupted USB drive, dd, gparted, fdisk not helps

I have SanDisk Cruzer Glide 3.0 16G USB Drive. My computer can recognize the USB drive, such as VendorID, ProductID, USB drive brand and model. Here is the my tryings; Writing zeroes with dd: While i ...
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DBAN USB not recognized

I've been trying for a few days now to put to use a Seagate 1TB HDD, but I can't get it to show. Neither Windows 8.1 nor my Linux USB seem to detect it. Gparted, fdisk... tried all i could think of. ...
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Laptops won't boot from USB after using DBAN

I used DBAN to wipe two HP laptops. Then I thought I'd install a new OS so I tried both Linux and Windows on USB using Rufus. None of the laptops recognize the USB sticks as bootable, though. "...
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Can't Format my USB disk after trying to make it an install bootable key for Linux

Few days ago, I wanted to install CentOS 7 on my computer, without passing through a VM. I downloaded Win32diskmanager to make a bootable disk with an installer for CentOS from an ISO I downloaded on ...
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Should all drives on a USB 3.0 (USB3) Hub be the same speed?

I purchased a USB 3.0 Hub with external power supply. When attaching identical USB3 platter-based hard drives to the hub, CrystalDiskMark reports drive speeds of 80-90MB/s (sequential reads) for the ...
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SSD only booting when connected with USB, not with SATA

I'm trying to connect a SSD to my Windows 10 IoT device via SATA but when I try to boot I get a BSOD during startup saying Incompatible boot device. One or two times I also got the error saying that ...
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USB devices disconnect and reconnect, plus random video flickering issue

All of a sudden, whenever I connect a USB device, such as a WiFi dongle or a pen-drive, it randomly disconnects and reconnects. This happens way too often. I have disabled the feature where Windows ...
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The selected boot device failed. Press any key to continue

I am attempting to create a bootable USB drive to install Windows LTSB on my computer. To do so I have taken the following steps. 1) Procured an ISO file containing Windows LTSB 2) Tested that this ...
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Mouses not working after a bit

having an issue with an old PC whereby the mouse randomly stops working. When it stops working it has the following: The cursor shows on screen for a moment before it disappears. Mouse laser/light ...
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USB Ports not recognized on Windows 10 (code 10)

since a week, i have a problem on my pc, the usb ports are not being recognized. I've tried a lot of things (update drivers, uninstall the peripheral in the peripherals manager...) but none of them ...
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physical block size is 2048 bytes, but Linux says it is 512

I know that this error message is haunting so many people that try to format a USB drive. But when I search for it, all I get is "instructions". But I really want to understand the technical ...
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Route audio from Desktop to Laptop

I'd like to route all of my audio from my Desktop Windows 10 PC to my HP Spectre x360 (13", late 2017). I've tried using just a simple male to male 3.5mm audio jack but, in the laptop the Microphone ...
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Will programmable keyboards send keystrokes successfully to Windows 10 logon screen?

Can a programmable keyboard like this one successfully send keystrokes to a Windows 10 logon screen? For example, say my windows password was "monkey", could I program a key on the programmable ...
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Computer is swapping out random characters in all OSes

Weird PC problem that I do not understand: My PC failed to boot Ubuntu, with a load of unrecognised characters shown on the screen. In troubleshooting it, I tried running a different OSes (...
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Failed usb port

What can I do to revive a failed usb port I have an older pavilion desktop that only has the ports on front working on the front of the tower. None of the rear USB port function.
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Lost files after running chkdsk /f :e

I have a laptop with Ubuntu as the main OS. Inside Ubuntu I use VMware Workstation on which I have a Windows 7 VM. Inside this Win7 VM I used a USB drive to store some important data. I moved the ...
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Is there a way to DD multiple partitions into one raw image file in such a way that it boots?

I have made great progress with my USB project so far, However I was wondering if there would be a way to DD multiple partitions into one Raw image file for redistribution. The following are the ...
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Task scheduler : How to detect that a usb device is unplugged? [duplicate]

I want to launch a Powershell script when a usb device is unplugged. To accomplish that I would like to use a scheduled task but I don't know what event trigger I should use. I already know that to ...