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 233 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: ForumWD passport not recognized ? ForumFlash/SD no longer recognized by Win7, but USB ports work ForumCannot access or format External Hard Drive ( WD My Book Essential) ForumWD is making junk hdds....AVOID ForumI have (3) HDDs installed, only (2) are recognized . ForumASUS X79 Sabertooth Can't get to BIOS ForumIs an SSD worth it ForumWindows will recognize my portable hard drive but it wont show in my computer ForumDrive No Longer Recognized . ForumHDD use + front panel audio = static noise ForumP5Q Pro wont recognize IDE HDD ForumSeagate and Western Digital Reliability ForumComputer freezes up constantly ForumFirst homebuilt rig: Contruction Blog ForumStrange problem just occured with my WD Raptor. Need some expert help. ForumUSB3.0 copatible with USB2.0 Forum1 HDD vs. 2 HDD RAID-0 ForumBlack caviar in external enclosure not recognized ForumSATA Drive not recognized ForumExternal HD, Ethernet, USB headphones not recognized More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !