Help HDD isn't recognized

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I just built a new pc but my HDD isn't being recognized when i'm trying to install windows 7 professional 64 bit. I have a 500gb WD HDD and a Gigabyte z68MA-D2H-B3 Motherboard, the HDD is plugged into the board with a SATA cable. Any idea on why its not being recognized?

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The HDD is recognized by the Bios....Its a brand new WD HDD... When i try to install windows 7 the HDD isn't being recognized. I'm thinking its Windows 7, any thoughts on how to fix this.
 

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This is what i did..... I took a laptop hdd and placed it into my desktop. I booted my desktop with the laptop hdd. I then placed the WD HDD ( the one that i've been having trouble with) as a second hard drive. I noticed that windows recognized the WD HDD and could write to it. I also reformatted the WD HDD. I then tried to run the windows installation from my laptop hdd so i could install it on my WD HDD and once again it didn't recognize it. I thought maybe i could clone my laptop HDD to my WD HDD and Acronis "clone software" couldn't recognize the WD HDD as well. This is frustrating...... Why can i write to the WD HDD but cant install the OS.
 
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Simply install the DVD + HDD as I posted above. I can certainly understand when a DVD fails (failure happens often enough), but not when a 'Correct' USB install is used as I also linked above. I very rarely use the DVD to install an OS, and you MUST use the native USB 2.0 ports -- USB 3.0 will NOT work.
 

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If the HDD is brand new, then why you are going to fix HDD errors? Simply get a replacement.