WD 1TB HDD won't show up in Win8.1

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I finally got Win8 installed. Everything is great besides my HDD isn't showing up. I've looked at a bunch of different threads about how to fix it in Disk Management, but I can't find a way to do it. I don't have an options to do anything that they say to do. Here is what I see in disk management. It shows up as disk 0 and unallocated.

No right click:


Right clicked on drive:


Thanks!

 
Let's try the command line equivalent of Disk Management (which is sometimes more powerful), diskpart. Right-click on the start button to bring up a menu and select Command Prompt as Administrator (click OK to the security prompt). Type "diskpart" into the prompt to load the utility.

Use these commands in diskpart:

"list disk" to view disks
"select disk X" to select a disk to work on (where X is the number of the disk in question. It should be the same number that shows in Disk Management, in the pictures disk 0
"create partition primary" to create
then
"format fs=ntfs quick" to format
"assign letter = x" where x is a drive letter of your choosing

IF there are any error messages here this should help us determine the problem (post any errors)
 

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That worked!! Thank you!
 

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