Hey there, Dingbat126a.
Have you checked if the drive is recognized in Disk Management? If it is recognized, here's how partition and format it: http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=Fk8woD
If that doesn't help, you could try to low level format the drive (a.k.a. Write Zeros), with DLG (Data Lifeguard). Here's how to do it: http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=cCyaaM
Just select "Quick Erase" instead of "Full Erase", because it is a lot faster. After that you'd have to initialize the drive, then partition and format it as if it was a brand new internal HDD. Here's how to initialize it: http://products.wdc.com/support/kb.ashx?id=qCbEaA
, as for the partition and formatting - you can refer to the link above.
Hope that helps. Please let me know how it goes.