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Every time I plug in my WD Passport, it pops up tons of messages that ask me "Do you want to format G:\?" I tried formatting it twice, it says "Finished" and when I unplug the drive and...

Odd. Try this:
Connect the drive, don't bother formatting. Right click on My Computer (or just Computer from the Start Menu) and select manage. Click on Storage, Disk Management.
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I have had my WD 320GB portable hard drive for a year now and have had no issues with it. I plugged it into my laptop yesterday and instead of showing up as a removable storage drive, it is now coming up...

To be honest, all the external portable drive sometimes just stops working for no apparent reason even if you take very good care of it. If it cannot be formatted, maybe it's already a hardware problem. If the drive is under warranty, you might want to bring it to where you bought it and ask for a replacement. Also, these brands have the Data Recovery systems where they recover your files if the hard drive becomes unusable.

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You can check the missing capacity of your hard drive by following these steps

Windows XP,Vista and 7: Click on Start then Control Panel, Select Administrative Tools then Computer Management. Select Disk Management under Storage on the left part of the window. Check if you'll see there the missing partition or capacity of your drive. Right Click on it the select Format Drive.

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If your system detects the connected device that is a good start. Was the drive formatted for another operating system? Certainly try the drive on another system and/or another drive on your system.

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Assuming you are using XP, Vista, or 2000 you can format it as a NTFS drive. while a lt of folks do not like Vista, this is one area where it really shines.

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Bring up the START menu -> right click COMPUTER-> select MANAGE -> select STORAGE ->select DISK MANAGEMENT.

Find the dive -> select/highlight the WD PASSPORT -> right click and select FORMAT. make sure to format as an NTFS drive. Depending on the size of the drive this might take a while - so go have dinner and a movie.

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