Try the easy approach first. Connect this disk to the computer by attaching it to one of the motherboard's SATA ports. Restart the computer and activate this port. Now check whether this HDD is recognized in the BIOS, and proceed with formatting.
If the above does not work, here is some info to update the drivers: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/927520
If none of these approaches work, then the HDD may be bad (failed).