Can't assign drive letter to new HD

I finally got the BIOS to see the HD but now in Disk Management I do not have the option to assign a drive letter or to format it.  Here is the screen shot which shows what options I get when I right click where it usually gives me the option to give it a drive letter.  I also tried diskpart which did not see it to manually add a letter to it.  I went back and forth from MBR to GPT but it did not make a difference.

WIN10 Pro 64bit

Any help is appreciated.

John
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RaminConnect With a Mentor Technical AdvisorCommented:
Try to right-click on the area showing Unallocated, and you should get an option to format the disk, this should enable you to give it a drive letter.
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RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
Power off your PC.
Detach that Hard Disk (Data cable and Power cable).
Power on your PC.

Open command prompt as Administrator

 Type  Diskpart  and hit Enter
 Type  Automount enable  and Hit Enter
 Type exit and hit Enter.

Power off your PC.
Attach your Hard Disk, power on and check if that can fix the issue.
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JohnMac328Author Commented:
This is the secondary HD that I am replacing, still do the same procedure?
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RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
Did you try Automount enable ?

That will not harm your PC.
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JohnMac328Author Commented:
Ok trying now
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
You first have to create a partition and format it before you can assign a drive letter to it.
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JohnMac328Author Commented:
No change,

David - I don't have that option when I right click, all I can do is what the screen shot shows.
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JohnMac328Author Commented:
Exact same options as the screen shot
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RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
Check your Hard Disk with it's Manufacturer tool for any errors.
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JohnMac328Author Commented:
Wait, it gave the option for simple volume, I missed that.
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JohnMac328Author Commented:
Thanks, it took so long to get the BIOS to see it I was too angry to see the simple volume option.
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RaminTechnical AdvisorCommented:
I'm glad we could help. thanks.
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