I just put in a new HDD and it doesn't show in windows.
I go to "disk management" or whatever and try again and again to create a new simple volume and mount the drive, but every time I get the error "The Operation failed to complete because the disk management console view is not up-to-date."
It says to refresh and if that doesn't work, re open disk management and if that doesn't work, restart.
I've deleted the partition and tried over and over, restarting windows, clicking refresh, everything seems ok, but It never finishes making the new simple volume.
You can use DiskPart from the cmd line, to partition and format the new drive. However, your initial post said there was a problem with the Disk Management console.
"The Operation failed to complete because the disk management console view is not up-to-date."
So it may not be a problem with the drive itself. Let's check it out.
If you have an older spare HDD, that has no important data on it, might try connecting it to a SATA port and see if you can remove it's partition, then repartition, and format it. That would tell you it the Disk Management Console is intact.
You could also run SFC /scan now to check and automatically replace any corrupt files on your computer. That could correct any bad files related to the Disk Management appl.
Just as important, could you please post an image of the Disk Management Display window - use photobucket or imageshack if doing that is new to you - with the new Red WD HDD attached, so that everyone can see exactly how your HDDs are recognized and formatted. It truly is worth a thousand words!