troubleshooting Question

How do I initialize a 1.0 T WD Hard drive?

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Windows 7 professional 64 bit
Gigabyte GA EX58-UD5
i7CPU 920@2.67Ghz 2.66 Ghz
Gskill Ripjaw f3-8500CL7S-4gbrl DDR3-1066 PC-8500 4gbx1 spd cl7-7-7-1 8 1.5v
24 gig ram 6x4
Nvidia EVGA Geforce GTX 680


I re installed windows on a new hard drive.  I'm connecting the drives that I used before the clean install and i'm adding them one at a time to identify them and make sure they work ok.

This first one I connected and widows said the drivers were installed and device ready to be used. I didn't see the drive. I rt clicked on Computer to Manage. This message popped up:

"You must initialize the disk before Logical Disk Manager can access it. "

It shows as disk 1. it is checked and my options are MBR or GPT I highlight either one and click but nothing happens. It still says Unallocated and not initialized.  What do I do?

Thank you
Art
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