My computer is not reading my western digital 500gb external hard drive

MY COMPUTER IS NOT READING MY WD 500GB EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE. IT SAYS ITS NOT INITIALIZED......... I CANT USE IT
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  1. As long as Windows can see the drive this should work...
    - right click on My Computer
    - left click Manage
    - left Disk Management
    - right click on the icon of the hd
    - left click on Initialize
  2. I have the same problem with my western digital External drive. DRive shows up in device manager but the drive doesnt show up in my computer. When i try to initialize disk in disk management i get the error msg "Incorrect function"

    Any ideas?
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