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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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27 inch Monitor with USB Type C connector, benefits?

Might be dumb question, but here it goes: If i have a PC without any USB Type C (Only USB 2.0 and USB 3.0) , but i want to get a monitor that does have USB Type C, does it mean i could use the USB ...
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PC not detecting mouse or keyboard in OS or BIOS

I was hoping someone could provide some insight on this strange issue? After rebooting my mice and keyboard have stopped functioning both in Windows and in the boot screens. I have tried the following ...
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Is there an external USB Digital Sound Processor? [on hold]

I have a question for those more on the audio end of Super User. I have a laptop with a semi-large collection of uncompressed music and an old Yamaha HTR-5440 Stereo Receiver that can output Dolby ...
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Windows 10 multiple usb of same type on usb hub not working [on hold]

I have 2 of ZTE mf 823 LTE usb stick modem. I want to connect them to "ORICO Aluminum 10 Port USB3.0 HUB" to work simultaneously. (I am building an lte proxy server home made). But once I connect the ...
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Ubuntu Stuck on Loading Screen

I prepared a Bootable USB drive (64GB) to install Ubuntu, but then I accidentally formatted my hard disk (with windows 10 on it) so I wanted to try to restore that, but after few commands in the ...
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Stuck at “Verifying DMI Pool Data” After switching HDDs

. Hello, recently my old hard drive died on me (Didn't have any important data luckily) and I got a new WD Caviar Blue 320GB 7200RPM drive. Unfortunately when I plug it and an 8GB USB 2.0 drive into ...
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Remote USB device not visible with RDP

I have the same problem as asked here How to access *remote* usb devices over rdesktop and here Remote desktop: remote USB devices not recognized long time ago, unanswered. I have a remote machine ...
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How do I turn my USB light off but still have it feed information to my headphones?

I've been trying to see how to turn off the light on my USB stick and still have it work, it is used for my blue-tooth headphones and the light is really annoying and gives me a headache.
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Any ways to repair a HDD which cannot be formatted and write-protected? (+Disk error: CRC)

For a few months, I used the 3.5 inch WD Blue 500GB HDD and a SATA to USB docking station so that I can connect the HDD to my Raspberry Pi, to be used as a small version of NAS. However, in some days,...
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How to format my USB flash drive? [closed]

I have an USB flash drive which contains some data. Recently I found that a folder with "./" name is listed in its directory ( please note that the folder contains an unacceptable character in name!). ...
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VirtualBox USB initialization on a SSH session

When I start my Ubuntu guest through the VirtualBox GUI interface, my USB device (Yubikey 4) works fine. The problem arises when I start my guest in headless mode and connect to it with an SSH client: ...
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I broke the GND (I think) pin of my devices micro USB port. How to fix it?

While putting force to plug usb cable to the port I broke the GND pin of the microUSB port. The port is probably soldered to the device's PCB, and the device itself is not disassemble friendly (Sphero ...
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What is “MediaTek Preloader USB VCOM Port” driver for? [closed]

We have two Windows 10 drivers to connect to "MTK phone" using USB when it is off: "MediaTek Preloader USB VCOM Port" and "MediaTek USB Port". Sometimes my device is recognized only as "MediaTek ...
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What is the cause of this intereference with Logitech H600 headset? [KDE Neon Linux]

I'm running KDE Neon User Edition 5.14. I'm using the Logitech H600 wireless headset. I'm getting audio through the headphones fine, but I get weird interference periodically. It's not constant, but ...
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“MediaTek PreLoader USB VCOM port” or “MediaTek USB Port”?

How the mobile phone (that is off) informs the Windows PC (with installed drivers "MediaTek PreLoader USB VCOM port" and "MediaTek USB Port") how to identify itself: as device - "MediaTek PreLoader ...
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Placing a R-Drive file on FAT32 Usb Drive

I'm having a lot of problems regarding creating a USB Bootable Drive and copying a specific R-Drive file archive. I've got a R-Drive file that contains windows 10 and a bunch of other software that ...
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Repairing Corrupted Windows 7 USB/Internet Drivers from Linux Boot

I have a Windows 7 Pro computer for which all drivers (internet, USB, COM) are corrupted or missing. I was able to use a PS2 keyboard to go into to the computer and confirm this. I then tried the ...
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Spark when charger put in USB port. Laptop now will not boot [closed]

I accidentally put the round charging plug for my 2016 Lenovo Flex 4 into the USB 2 port (which is right next to the charger opening). I saw a spark. Now the laptop won't boot. I tested the charger ...
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Getting rid of audio electric buzz from USB audio interface on my system

I have a Rode AI-1 audio interface that makes noise on my PC, specifically. I think I've tried everything to remove the noise, but without success. At first, I told myself it was a ground loop issue. ...
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How to boot Windows setup from a folder which is in a USB?

First of all, I already know that how to create bootable USB with Windows installation files. But I have written those files directly to root of the USB. I mean, those files are not in any folder. ...
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windows 10 help figuring out screensaver not activating AND mouse staying lit after shutdown? [closed]

So this is sort of a two part question I recently built my system (last week) from the ground up, and used windows 10 for the first time. After a few days, I noticed that my screensaver would not ...
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Sand Disk Ultra USB pen drive suddenly became read-only [duplicate]

Pen drive - Sand Disk ultra 64GB 3.0 (genuine) There is no physical write protection switch on the drive df output : /dev/sdb1 61753984 61753984 0 100% /run/media/test/JD-64 [root@...
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skipping music on flash drive in my car

I'm very frustrated with my music in my car. I've loaded over 400 songs on a 4 gb flash drive and have listened to my music for over 4 years and now many of the songs are starting skip throughout the ...
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Whats H9DA4GH2GJBM chip used for?

I have been investigating counterfeit devices and how they work. I noticed that this one USB device claimed to have 8GB doesnt seem to be telling the truth as it corrupts around 200mb, I opened the ...
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What is the function of a Thunderbolt gigabit ethernet + USB 3.0 adapter if Thunderbolt 1/2 does not provide USB functionality?

What is the function of this device: A Kanex “Thunderbolt Gigabit Ethernet + USB 3.0 Adapter?” According to the accepted answers of this and this question, Thunderbolt 1/2 does not provide any USB ...
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MacBook Pro (Early 2011) to USB 3.0

Here is my problem: A) Goal Connecting a MacBook Pro 13'', Early 2011 (MacBookPro8,1) to a Laptop Docking Station (Sabrent DS-RICA) via USB 3.0. B) Situation/Setup Said docking station only ...
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What is the name of this USB form factor?

I saw several news articles about the YuibKey several years ago, and always thought the way it was shaped was really cool. Instead of requiring a box-shaped connection like normal USB-A, it is a ...
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Upgrade of Dell Latitude USB port

Received Dell Latitude C400 without wireless capability. Tried usb 2.0 adapter to access wifi but got "need hi-speed USB controller to use 2.0 USB adapter". Do I need software or hardware to resolve ...
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My files transfer sometimes at .5MBs sometimes at 100 MBs, Why? [duplicate]

This is not related to disk caching. I have to transfer terabytes of data often between Sata and usb and internal nvme drives. Sometimes the transfers are over 100MBps, and sometimes they are kbps. ...
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How can I connect a CentOS Hyper V guest OS to the smartcard reader on my physical machine?

I'm running Windows 10 Pro with Hyper-V Manager 10. On that Hyper-V I'm running a guest CentOS 7 VM. I'd like an application on that CentOS VM to read a smartcard that's physically inserted into a ...
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Attempting a fresh install of windows server 2016, stuck in a boot cycle

I've been trying to install Windows server 2016 on this server for a while now, the issue I have is that when the USB boot disk is plugged into the server, it goes into a boot cycle where it POST ...
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USB Microphone over USB switch doesn't work with TeamSpeak

I run an USB Microphone over a USB switch (together with Mouse and Keyboard) on multiple Computers. When i switch back from my other Computer, my Microphone is re-activated by Linux, but TeamSpeak ...
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Why don't PS/2 ports need drivers?

I recently came across the following answer on SU, which states: If your motherboard USB ports don't work during install, you will have to use PS2 keyboard and Tab key during install of windows. ...
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How do I create a bootable USB drive?

I have had a Matebook X Pro for about three weeks and I am running Ubuntu 18.10 on it. Recently I have restarted the computer following some installation guide and a problem occurred. The computer ...
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snd-usb-audio: probe of 2-9.2:1.0 failed with error -22

Since 6 hours I searched the web and tried to get Bowers & Wilkins PX USB-headphones, wich worked fine before some updates, to work - without any success. KUBUNTU 18.04 KDE-Plasmaversion: 5.12.6 ...
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USB device only connects via hub

When I connect a USB 2.0 Lumidigm fingerprint sensor to any of a PC's USB 2.0 ports, both Windows and Linux won't detect it. It doesn't try to install any drivers, and doesn't detect a hardware change....
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Windows 10 joystick usb id

I have in my desk computer two joysticks and 3d connection mouse. Every time a have moved to new place and had to unplug and plugin, windows has changed the order of the usb id. That way my 3d mouse ...
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What does “This port is for data transfer only” mean in relation to USB-C graphics output?

According to the technical specifications for the Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX461UN, and the manual, they all say this about the USB-C 3.1 port: This port is for data transfer only. General question: ...
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How do I update BIOS on a computer that doesn't boot

So I have encountered the issue on my Matebook X Pro that is running Ubuntu 18.04 where I restarted it but it will not boot. It turns on, flashes the Huawei logo then after a second turns off. This ...
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I've used hdparm secure erase on a USB SATA drive. Is it beyond recovery now?

Acting on information in an outdated version of the ULSAH, I have tried to wipe out my old backup disk (a USB-connected SATA drive, not an SSD) using hdparm with the following options (rather the way ...
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Unable to create Windows 10 usb boot stick with fedora

I tried many different ways of creating a 64bit Windows 10 Boot Image with a USB drive using my laptop with Fedora 28. However, everything I tried failed. Using either GNOME MultiWriter or dd left me ...
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PC doesn't detect external USB hard drive

My PC doesn't detect an external USB hard drive. The weird thing is that the power LED is on which should mean that everything is okay. I tried it on different ports and it still can't be detected. I ...
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Ubuntu USB Flash Drive

I corrupted my 2.1TB USB Drive... It shows up on Ubuntu every time, but does not mount. The gparted program gives me an option for default user mode but wont format it. My mac does not see it at all. ...
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Building new PC, Windows 10 on USB, “Reboot and Select Proper Device”

Husband and I are building new gaming PC, bought everything from https://youtu.be/crM0VqxCAew I have a Mac with high sierra (10.13.6) have a Kingston 2.0 8gb USB. I downloaded Windows 10 ISO from ...
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Is it safe to use a micro-USB 2 cable in a USB 3 portable hard drive?

The micro-B USB 3 port seems to be somewhat backwards compatible with the old micro-USB 2 standard. I was able to charge a phone that had the micro-B USB 3 port with a micro-USB 2 cable. However, I ...
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No Keyboard or Mouse During Windows 10 ReInstall [Solved]

I am trying to reinstall Windows 10 onto my computer after resetting it since it was full of junk. I reset the computer via settings and am now trying to re-install it but my keyboard nor mouse will ...
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I took ownership of a external USB drive folder using takeown/icacls command (now it shows my computer name inthe owner), how do I revert it?

I used takeown/icacls using post at Can't delete folder, need permission from adminstrator? I now want to revert permissions to the original USB drive ownership. How can I do that?
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Automate/Simulate pulling out and plugging in USB device

I have a project where an aerial collecting environmental sensor data is connected to the PC via USB. The aerial has a microcontoller which I am assuming has a lock out mode so that when power is ...
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Virtual Machine from Solid State Drive using USB 2.0

I want to run a Virtual Machine, just like I do from my laptop using an external Solid State Drive. Problem is: I only have USB 2.0 Ports on my laptop and I need to use this laptop. The programs I ...
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Remote NDIS error code 31 when connecting to USB hotspot?

Recently I've been trying to download a few games, however many of the games I want are gigabytes big, and this would obliterate my home network's 15GB data cap. My phone's internet connection is ...