WD Passport is recognized but closes and re-opens constantly Tags: Hard Drives Western Digital Computer Storage Last response: January 31, 2013 1:38 AM in Storage Share Roxy02 January 30, 2013 8:23:12 PM Hello, I bought a 1TB passport and I managed to copy my old computer files to it, but when I have it open on my new computer, which runs off of Windows 8, it loads then closes repeatedly. It almost seems like there is a loose connection, but it doesn't seem to happen on every computer, just my new laptop. Thoughts? More about : passport recognized closes opens constantly Dioddne1234 January 31, 2013 12:03:50 AM Weak power? Have you updated your driver? fzabkar a c 272 G Storage January 31, 2013 1:38:09 AM If it's a power issue, try a USB Y-cable. This will pick up power from two USB ports. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources WD passport not recognized ? Forum Flash/SD no longer recognized by Win7, but USB ports work Forum Cannot access or format External Hard Drive ( WD My Book Essential) Forum WD is making junk hdds....AVOID Forum I have (3) HDDs installed, only (2) are recognized . Forum ASUS X79 Sabertooth Can't get to BIOS Forum Is an SSD worth it Forum Windows will recognize my portable hard drive but it wont show in my computer Forum Drive No Longer Recognized . Forum HDD use + front panel audio = static noise Forum P5Q Pro wont recognize IDE HDD Forum Seagate and Western Digital Reliability Forum Computer freezes up constantly Forum First homebuilt rig: Contruction Blog Forum Strange problem just occured with my WD Raptor. Need some expert help. Forum USB3.0 copatible with USB2.0 Forum 1 HDD vs. 2 HDD RAID-0 Forum Black caviar in external enclosure not recognized Forum SATA Drive not recognized Forum External HD, Ethernet, USB headphones not recognized Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !