Hopefully, I get all the details in in explaining this. I recently upgraded from a laptop with Windows Vista to Windows 8. I was using my 1 TB Passport as a regular external drive on the Vista, and I used to transfer over a bunch of files when I got the new computer. However, a few weeks ago, I plugged in the HD to my new computer, and it kept giving me the “failed to recognize device” message (and now, it doesn’t even do anything when I plug it in. The light comes on, but that’s about it). However, the hard drive still recognizes on my old laptop, and starts running immediately after I plug it in.
Is there any solution as to getting the drive to work on a reglar basis on my new laptop? If I need to backup files, I could do it on the old laptop, but I don’t know what the next step after that would be. Any help would be greatly appreciated, as I’ve been racking my brain trying to figure out a permanent fix for this.