I just purchased a new Western Digital Sata hard drive.. and im trying to install it. I have a MSI k8n Neo mobo... it seems to detect it.. but thats about it.. windows thinks its like a USB drive. im going crazy... please help
Go to Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Storage, Disk Management and see if it's there and has a drive letter assigned. If it's recognized, format it. If not recognized, go into the BIOS and make sure that it is set up to see the SATA drive.