Installed new HHD. Won't format!!

So after my HHD crapped out, just got in a new 1TB and am trying to install. It shows up in the bios, but when running recovery disks on the system, it craps out while formatting. I have also tried to format from command prompt but get a message saying the drive is not recognized. WTF? This is driving me crazy! Help me please...
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  1. Please try free partition manager tool,the link in my signature
  2. Run the HDD manufacturer's diagnostic tool against the drive, eg SeaTools (Seagate), Data LifeGuard (Western Digital).
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