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    [SOLVED] USB Ports won't work before Windows boots up

    Hello everyone. I'm having trouble with the following situation and would really appreciate some input from you guys. Before I start to write the problem, I'd like to mention that I have a Google Docs file with the same question written, but with images showing the configurations and stuff...
  2. MatthewJamess

    [SOLVED] Need help restoring USB drive

    My USB stick just died on me. Whenever I try to plug it in, I will hear the sound Windows makes when something gets connected, but the drive won’t appear anywhere. I know my computer is not the problem, as other sticks are detected just fine, and this drive in particular isn’t detected on my...
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    [SOLVED] How to fix an USB stick that is not recognized by the car radio?

    I have a 64 GB USB stick that did work fine with the car radio. I plugged it in and the car radio recognized this USB stick. Now, the exact same stick is no longer recognized by the car radio. Other sticks work fine with the car radio. And yes, I tried several times to unplug and replug...
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    [SOLVED] Recommendation on USB Hub for USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10gbps) Type-A port ?

    Hey everyone, I'm looking to buy a usb-hub for my computer and I thought it will be best to split the fastest port on my motherboard. This port is a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A port. I've searched so much but I cannot find a usb hub for gen 2 that has a USB Type-A port. Plenty to find with a Type-C...
  5. RaivisR

    [SOLVED] Can I plug USB header in COM1 header?

    So, long story short, i have an outdated motherboard and it has COM1 header, but i require more USB ports, and the COM1 header looks very much like the USB header. So the question i have can I plug the USB header in COM1 and have the computer detect it as a USB port?
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    [SOLVED] PC killing pen drives.

    So recently I was trying to create a boot drive to reinstall windows on my pen drive which after a couple attempts, stopped working and windows asked to format the drive before use. Whenever I tried doing so, it showed an error that windows was unable to complete the format. The format window is...
  7. david8889

    Question Only one 4 Pin USB connector on the mainboard. Rgb?

    Hey Guys My Frriend bought a prebuilt to get a RTX 3080. Acer Predator Orion – 5000 PO5-615s He changed cases and the RAM but the motherboard is stock. The Problem is it has only one 4 Pin USB connector instead of the 9 Pin and the USB 3.0 Connector. Its probably not possible to connect a...
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    [SOLVED] Is 3.1 USB port bound by 3.0 speed in my laptop?

    I have MSI GE62VR Apache Pro laptop. I was looking into my USB ports to understand whether my USB-C port is 3.1 Gen2. I have a few questions: As I understand correctly from the screenshots below, it seems that I have a 3.1 Controller which is bound by 3.0 version? Does this mean that the speed...
  9. M

    [SOLVED] PC makes a constant weird noise after a few minutes connected to internet via USB

    As mentioned in the title, my PCs just few months old, everything was working fine until today.. I normally powered it on, went to the bathroom, and then i heard this loud constant buzzing sound.. Display was turning off and on like it was losing signal. I panicked and powered PC off with PSU...
  10. Rodion15

    [SOLVED] Back up hard drive over SATA vs USB

    I usually try to back up hard drives by plugging them to SATA rather than USB, as I heard that the SATA-to-USB conversion may affect the transfer. Is this really true? I find USB more convenient so I’d like to know if it’s worth the hassle. Any advice much appreciated
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    Question Keyboard Typing Issues & Clicking Links Issue

    At random moments, with my keyboard, when I type a letter that is supposed to be lowercase it outputs as being capital. And vice versa. When this happens, most of the time the number keys will only output the symbol the key is for. What also happens most of the time is whenever I click a link on...
  12. ChaozTaco

    Question DRAM and Boot light is on, usb ports won't work

    This is my first build and I was able to wire everything up properly but the issue is the led light is the DRAM is on and the boot light is on too. It's able to display to my monitor and it says to press delete/f2 to go to bios but my usb may not be working cause I tried putting my mouse and...
  13. fakefrom98

    [SOLVED] A question about the lifespan of a USB flash drive running a windows 10 operating system

    I want to install windows 10 on a USB flash memory and connect it to a mining rig. As every flash memory has a limited lifespan if my memory would be connected to the rig 24/7 with windows continuously running on it, what should be my expectation of the lifetime of this drive? And do you think...
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    [SOLVED] I plugged in a 6V motor on the USB port of my Laptop and suddenly my laptop becomes turns off. After turning on, that USB doesn't work except on mouse

    I plugged in a 6V motor on the USB port of my Laptop and suddenly my laptop turns off. After turning on, that USB is no loger working except only the mouse. I reinstalled the USB driver, disabled the suspended power setting in power setting option but nothing happens. What to do now?
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    [SOLVED] Is it safe to keep my USB port powered even when the PC is off?

    Hello, I own a MSi B450 Gaming Plus Max Motherboard, and I notice that only one of my USB ports are powered after I shut down my computer(USB Mouse plugged in and the lights are on even the pc is off). So I removed my USB mouse and plugged it in the other port, now the said powered port was...
  16. N

    [SOLVED] Previously worked USB Pendrive formatted to MS-DOS FAT32 in MacOS and now it's not working in my car's Pioneer audio system (Error code-23)

    Hey! I had a 8 Gb Pendrive with musics in my car for half a year. Recently i plugged it into my new laptop which is a M1 Mac and it didn't recognize the drive. Not even in DiskUtil and finder. I formatted to Fat32 with terminal, then it worked on my laptop, on windows pcs either, but not in my...
  17. Rizvee

    [SOLVED] USB OS installation drive

    Can I create an USB OS installation drive with multiple OS in it? If so, then which software can I use to create one? I want to install an OS from the USB drive, not run an OS from it.
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    [SOLVED] External Windows 10 for my work computer

    Hello, I have a work computer with non administratative rights running OEM Win 10 Pro. OS requires me to sign in to my working e-mail. I dont have my own PC so I would like get USB 3.1 adapter to connect Sata SSD which already have another OEM activated Windows 10 OS installed. I am aware of...
  19. Nevis

    Question Android phone wont connect to my PC but will connect on other PC

    I was going to transfer files from my phone to my PC but my Phone wouldn't show up on my file explorer, I tried another phone and my PC would recognize it, I also tried plugging my phone to another PC and the PC would recognize it only on mine it wouldn't but my PC would recognize other phones
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    Question recover files from usb showing empty drive

    i have this usb with important files in it but windows can't read it the weird thing is right when i plug it in all the files show up but after a loading they all disapear
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    [SOLVED] USB Issues on a MSI Mag Tomahawk B550

    Hi guys so this isn't like a huge issue or anything but I was wondering about usb connectivity issues. So the Msi tomahawk mobo has around 4 usb ports, kinda low amount, but I have my mouse, keyboard, and my o11 dynamic also uses some sort of device for controlling the integrated rgb of the...
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    Question Computer will not boot unless USB connected

    Hey there, I'm new to Tom's Hardware so my apologies in advance if I am asking in the wrong place. My old rig is having a very strange power cycle issue that requires me to plug in a USB while it is booting in order for it to start. This problem started out as me having to hold the power...
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    [SOLVED] Windows 10 Not Recognizing USB

    Hello, I have a Cruzer Glide 16GB USB that my pc does not seem to be recognizing when I plug it in. I need it in my process of reinstalling Windows 10 due to my computer being extremely broken as of late. I can see it under "devices" in settings, but nowhere else on my computer. Any help is...
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    [SOLVED] GPU Utilization Issue

    [Specs: Windows 10 Home OS, Intel Core i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz, 16.0 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080, 2.72 TB HDD, 464 GB SSD] Hello everyone! So recently, I've had some worrying issues caused by a controller that I've been using on my computer for ages. It's this old, cheap USB Xbox 360...
  25. M

    [SOLVED] Electronic Interference in Headphones!

    I bought myself some EKSA E900 Pro headphones. They use analog for the microphone input and the audio. However, they can't do 7.1 Surround Sound without an additional USB plugged in. My issue is, when I plug the USB in as well, I get this buzz over my headphones. In OBS, it appears in both...
  26. itsTh3K1ll3r

    Question MSI Gaming Plus Max B450 glitches the screen whenever I want to boot into Windows 10 USB.

    Hello! I have recently made my first custom PC. Everything went well, it passed POST. But after I changed the boot priority of my USB it showed a glitch of the MSI Logo on the screen. I said "Ok". I Googled the problem, most of them said that my USB Should be GPT with FAT32, and so it was...
  27. K

    [SOLVED] Problem with downgrading from Windows 10 to Windows 7

    Hello everyone, I was downgrading a laptop (Asus X540SA) from Windows 10 to Windows 7, but I ran into a problem with the installation. I plug the usb with the windows 7 iso file, but after that i get an error which is saying "A Required CD/DVD Drive Device Driver is Missing". I was thinking of...
  28. Zaakie

    Question USB 3.0 getting detected as 2.0.

    Hello. So heres the problem: i have a quest 2 with the link cable that i thought was the problem but after i downloaded something called USB Device Tree Viewer i saw that ports 1-3 were my only usb 3.0 ports that actually said they don't support 3.0 but they do 2.0? Basically this : (no, port...
  29. Chefondvd

    Question Usb ports stop working

    All My usb ports stop working after a couple hours of use of my pc my usb mic returns static and does play sound when its happens restarting temporarily fixes it. My mouse also lags it freezes for a bit. Then returns to normal my pc isnt slow everything else like games run in 60+ fps
  30. artavasdes

    Question Audio from Sound Blaster G6 disconnects ?

    I have sound blaster g6 and it disconnects usually whenever I tab out or into a game/application that has audio. It also sometimes randomly disconnects. The headphones I use it with are Beyerdynamic dt 990 pros. Thanks for any help!
  31. N

    Question Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse not waking up when resuming from sleep

    I've been facing this issue for a while now regarding sleep mode. The PC enters sleep mode normally, but when I click the power button again to wake up the system, the keyboard and mouse stays off, and the monitor doesn't turn on. Everything inside the case turns on (fans, RGB), and if I power...
  32. barleysinger

    [SOLVED] better software to recover files

    I have an old external WD UDS HDD. It's a 4TB "My Passport". I am trying to recover files. I did find errors on a surface scan. I have Minitool Partition Manager Pro, and was going to use to to get back whichever files are retrevable but I've found a rather large issue with the software. I...
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    [SOLVED] Am I reaching a limit on things connected by USB?

    I use a lot of devices by USB, I have a Razer Mouse, Razer Keyboard, Razer Mouse pad and Razer Headset (all have RGB except the headset), I also have a UPS connected by USB, a wireless ergonomic mouse. recently I connected a pen drive to move a file and the ergonomic mouse started behaving...
  34. D

    Question Asus wifi adapter nor working or showing up on new PC. Not appearing in device manager or settings.

    Hello, my friend built his first PC with a fresh windows install. That all went great. He also got a ASUS Wireless-N150 USB-N10 Nano Wifi Adapter with it. We installed the Motherboard drivers, audio, ethernet, chipsets, etc. Then we installed the corresponding wifi asus adapter drivers...
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    [SOLVED] All my peripherals stop working randomly

    Hi! thanks for reading. The most recurrent issue is the mouse, it sorts of reconnects really fast, around the second. the most noticeable thing is the sound of it reconnecting, but eventually, all my peripherals disconnect, my keyboard wont do anything, even give me a light when i press the...
  36. armpakorn

    [SOLVED] USB 3.2 gen 2x2 to Thunderbolt 3 adapter?

    I have just bought SanDisk Extreme Pro Portable V2 2TB SSD which claims to support USB 3.2 gen 2x2 for its maximum read/write speed of 2000 Mb/s. Unfortunately, my laptop computer doesn't support USB 3.2 gen 2x2 but supports Thunderbolt 3 (which has a bandwidth of 40 Gbps so I think that can...
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    [SOLVED] Panasonic UB820 USB connectivity issues

    I'm having issues with connectivity for my usb devices to my panasonic UB820 4k player. I was told by panasonic that they support up to 4tb external HD after accidently buying a 5tb hd and trying to connect it. Well I bought a 2tb WD Black external HD and the 4k player still wont recognize it...
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    Question How to know what files I had in a USB key I lost?

    Hello everyone, So, I recently lost my USB key, but I don't remember if I had any important files in it. I was wondering if there was any way to know what files there was inside the USB key, even without knowing what is inside those files, it would already help a lot. I thought that maybe with...
  39. N

    Question Can't clean install windows 10 using usb

    I'm building a pc using a bunch of older components I've had laying around and now that everything is put together, I can't get windows to install. I have the flash drive selected as the boot (afaik, the bios is old and simple) but every time I try booting it the black screen says "loading...
  40. Y

    Question External 2.5" hdd not working on PC

    Hi everyone I'm trying to connect my old 2.5" hdd to my computer with a sata usb adapter, but it won't work. When I use the exact same cable,adapter and hdd on a laptop, everything works perfectly. One of my laptops is a 14 year old lenovo thinkpad and the other one is a very cheap crappy...