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I just noticed there are cheap USB inline adapters like this one that purport to write block. These little devices don't purport to block writes, they block all data / communications and allow only power through. Some of the smaller / cheaper / older options will simply disconnect the data signals from one side to the other, the more expensive options will ...


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Your drive blocker either works or not. The question makes as much sense as "Is it OK to use a condom?". What response do you expect? This question is opinion-based and should be deleted. From reading the article description you should distinguish between "data blocker" and "write blocker". This is just a "data blocker"...


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If ASUS has posted the wrong BIOS update file, how could it be there for YEARS without being noticed or corrected? I have downloaded the most recent BIOS update for Z9PE-D8 WS which is numbered 5802 dated 10/26/2015. This is the latest BIOS update for this motherboard and after extracting the ZIP file I have copied this extracted *.cap file to a USB drive (...


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Robocopy will do it with the /A-:E switch (E for encryption "attribute") - but not "on the fly": it does it as an (integrated) two-step process: first it does the copy (or move), then it removes the encryption (sort of like doing a copy followed by cipher /d. So its slow. But I guess you'd spend the time anyway, so if you prefer to do ...


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Did i damage it? It's quite unlikely... Most USB ports are protected by over current and reverse current protection circuitry. You even mention that the port appears to be working okay: The laptop usb port is working fine I noticed that the laptop was producing more heat I needed to uninstall obs studio It's quite unlikely that any potential damage to a ...


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There is no such thing as "video over USB-A port". Unlike alternative modes for USB Type-C ports, Type-A ports are strictly USB data ports. The way how the video output is implemented in docks with USB Typa-A-B ports is via special USB devices that bridge standard USB data stream into HDMI/DVI/whatever. These are USB devices that are connected to ...


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A more simplest way is to open disk management and simply right click on the requisite disk and click Offline. The disk will go offline and you can then eject the device. Also, when you insert the same device next time, you will have to bring it to online. I use this often with my portable


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I have no idea of what is that device. '\\?\USB#VID_045E&PID_02E6#520201#{a5dcbf10-6530-11d2-901f-00c04fb951ed}' From USB\VID_045E - Microsoft Corp. | Device Hunt it seems to be a Wireless XBox Controller Dongle


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Obtained from this Korean blog: Inside the USB drive go to \EFI\BOOT\, copy grubx64.efi and rename the copy to NULL (not NULL.efi but simply NULL) It worked for me.


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I've seen this before, so I'm pretty sure you are getting an improper display of this screen. You need to follow the advice from the Rufus FAQ and either recreate your media for BIOS boot or edit your UEFI settings to disable CSM/Legacy boot. As to why your computer/display can't properly show a standard BIOS/Legacy screen, you'll have to ask your ...


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I tested many cables. The majority had USB trident but over half would not do data. Of those that do data, most would not do data in all my tests. The only cables I have that do data in all situations have two physical characteristics. Longer edge pins. Extra grooves above all pins. In this photo the top cable does data only in some situations. The bottom ...


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Please follow the below steps to resolve the driver issue: I suggest you download and install ADB and Fastboot drivers from the web. There are plenty available. Always use a good quality micro USB cable to connect your device to PC. Unlocking the boot loader of Xiaomi phones is a pain in itseld even without these driver issues. please follow the below ...


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Open up Computer Management, mark the drive offline, it will be then safe to eject.


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A antivirus programm may have locked your file. Sometimes Windows behaves weird when the file path gets too long. Another application prevents the file from even being read.


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According to the theory, speed should be increased since usb 3.0 has upto 5gbps of writing speed and NVMe ssd drives have upto 3.7GBps - 5GBps. Even the non-NVMe ssd drives hav 300 - 500MBps of sequential transferring speed. Since that, using an external ssd drive will improve and bring the best output from the USB3.0 , But the thing is the purpose of the ...


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I fixed the no such file in directory error by creating a folder named build in the D2XX directory. It seems that the build folder was removed, but the makefile was not updated.


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It should be an improvement in speed. USB 3.0 has a throughput of 5 Gb/s. Typical HDD's have a read speed of around 160 MB/s, which doesn't fully utilize USB 3.0's throughput. On the other hand, typical SATA-based SSD's have typical read speeds of 500 MB/s (which approaches but does not surpass USB 3.0's throughput). So, for most uses, you should see a speed ...


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No. The "regular" USB type A doesn't have alternative modes that would let it transmit video signal. Devices that provide video output over type A are actually USB video cards which can be quite heavy on the CPU. USB type C carries proper video signal from your GPU.


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I think it could be easier. You give both network and Static IP address and on one you leave the Gateway empty. Could be on both networks only one network has internet. That's how it works for me.


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Download Rufus it more better as it have fixes for old pcs than Bootice https://github.com/pbatard/rufus/releases/download/v3.11/rufus-3.11.exe Looks you have made mistake in Partition Scheme or Target system in Bootice while making bootable USD For Old PC select the settings I have shown but 1.If you have made partitions as GPT before then only choose GPT ...


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This usually happens when the RUFUS process is interrupted or did not complete successfully **1st you need to remove corrupted ghost hidden corrupted device ** To uninstall a device by using Device Manager, follow these steps: 1.Start Control Panel, click Hardware and Sound, and then click Device Manager. 2.Click view in menu bar and check "Show Hidden ...


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The other questions / answers that exist on this topic are typically outdated, and do not consider USB C. While USB C does offer "Dual Role" mode (somewhat similar to USB OTG), which would theoretically make this possible, it must be supported by the hardware and operating system, not just the physical connector. As far as I know, Windows does not ...


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Yes The USB cable can be used to transfer data from one computer to another using Microsoft operating system. It saves you time since you do not need an external device to first upload the data in order to transfer to a different computer Boot both the PCs. Wait till both of them finishes the startup process and are ready to be used. Now take out your USB ...


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Amazon sells USB switch for this. I use this one https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00RC1R69S for disconnecting my webcam from my desktop.


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I have the same question as OP, but for slightly different reasons: I'm looking for combo WiFi+BT, and ones available are usually USB nano, which are terrible range-and-obstacle wise. By BT dongle has half the range if plugged to the back of my PC tower, and then there's desk and other appliances in the way. So having something that can do much better range ...


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No, you cannot. As per USB On-The-Go connectors: To enable Type-AB receptacles to distinguish which end of a cable is plugged in, plugs have an "ID" pin in addition to the four contacts in standard-size USB connectors. This ID pin is connected to GND in Type-A plugs, and left unconnected in Type-B plugs. Typically, a pull-up resistor in the device ...


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Try running a disk check: Right-click the disk and select 'Properties' Go to the 'Tools' tab, then click 'Check'. Click on 'Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sector', then let it do its thing.


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When I boot a modern Windows 10 system (which therefore uses UEFI) with a USB drive, I believe the motherboard EFI controller communicates directly with the USB controller until it eventually gets "BOOTX64.EFI" code in RAM, and it then starts the CPU. (I probably should at least write "effectively starts" - Please forgive my ...


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I see many here that use Macrium free; https://www.sevenforums.com/backup-restore/43219-image-your-system-free-macrium.html


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Here are the few core things that are making it slow (Tried not to use much technical terms below): Your source disk's (the disk from which you copy) read speed will be affected if you read multiple files in parallel which will affect the overall transfer rate. Your CPU will be doing more work because of handling multiple files (in conjunction with IO ...


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You're confused about how the buffer works. A buffer is an in-memory waiting room for data to be written. It's useful because making a lot of small writes would be very inefficient. It's better to wait for a short period of time for more writes to queue up and then perform them in a single batch ("flush" the buffer). So operating system buffers all ...


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You can't beat the laws of physics, so unless you fix the bottleneck you won't be able to see the initial speeds you see. There are some things you can do to improve things (but no free magic bullet) - Defragment the drive periodically. If the drive us fragmented the files need to be scattered and written in the gaps, meaning more disk repositioning. ...


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First see this website: https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-unformattable-usb-drive/ Skip points 3 and 4. Just after cleaning, you should be able to make a partitions on usb stick using diskpart. The guide for you: Your USB drive isn't ruined; it simply needs a new primary partition. This can easily be fixed in DISKPART using the CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY ...


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By connectivity/schematics, USB-C to USB-A adapters have no differences for Gen1 and Gen2 speed rates. The difference is only in insertion loss of signal, which is determined by quality of PCB interposer. Cables can be bad in this sense, but if you choose a "cabless" variant of this kind of adapters (short adapter), like this one or similar, ...


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There can be a few things that are the problem here. It could be a driver issue for example. If you plugin the device in a different USB port, windows should reinstall the drivers. Reinstalling software can also help. It may also be just the cable being damaged and picking up interference. Ubuntu's drivers may be different enough to filter that out somehow.


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You apparently have some very bad hub controller IC inside your "a powered USB hub", or the board is wrongly designed and does not handle the VBUS properly. And your concept of USB devices being "awake" and "not receiving shutdown command" is a little off. By USB specifications, every USB device (which includes USB hubs) must reset USB interface into ...


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You should apply the first product key that you find on your window box. If it doesn't work the last option is to go for the second product key that will definitely work. The same case has happened to me but the first product key was a successful operation.


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Surprisingly, no answer helped me so far. In the end I managed to notice this line, in the output of vlc --verbose 3: [019b5b98] main libvlc warning: cannot load module `/usr/lib/vlc/plugins/codec/libv4l2_plugin.so' (libzvbi.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory) After I installed zvbi everything worked.


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unninstalled it and re-installed it. works. stupidity hitted me in my face


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Have you tried updating your BIOS of your motherboard? Might need to check there. Also, did you try some of these suggested fixes online? Tom's Hardware: https://www.tomshardware.com/news/how-to-fix-dpc-watchdog-violation-windows-10,36200.html Windows Report: https://windowsreport.com/dpc-watchdog-violation-windows-8/ You're already on a new build of Win ...


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This is a passive Thunderbolt 3 cable, which means it is limited to 20 GBit/s (except for very short cables). Only with active cables can you achieve the maximum speed of 40 GBit/s. Active cables are much more expensive. They are different internally from passive cables and cannot be used for USB 3.1 Gen1/2 for example but only USB 2.0. They also do not ...


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The answer was right before me: JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Disks): the individual disks are presented (to a server) with no amalgamation, pooling or structure applied. So that means I should find a RAID-box with a JBOD-modi.


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I understand that you resolved your issue already, but I was able to install Windows 10 (Home and Pro) on a removable drive through a VM. I had initially tried installing Windows directly, but the installer was not able to find the drive. Set the USB SSD as a physical disk in your VM software and the Windows installer should have no trouble installing to it....


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It's quite easy to backup a full USB drive. In Linux a USB drive is available as a block device. Partitions are available as block devices as well. In fact they are just fragments of the drive that holds them. The kernel reads the partition table and provides names like /dev/sdx1 or /dev/sdx2, so you (and processes, and the OS itself) don't have to work with ...


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After much rummaging, I hit on this solution: Script /usr/share/initramfs-tools/scripts/init-top/udev runs early in the initramfs boot stage, prior to mounting the root FS and starting systemd proper. It calls udevadm settle, which waits for all hardware change events to complete (unsure what exactly constitutes completion, except evidently my USB port ...


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Turns out the problem was with the official Windows Media Creation tool. I created a bootable USB using Rufus and was able to successfully boot from the USB and successfully re-install Windows. Booting from a USB is a very simple process and when something does not go right - considering the boot USB has been created as per the providers instructions - ...


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