So my dad had this WDC cavier blue disk he gave me yesterday - 500GB, and he told me i only had to format it as Linux was on it, but there is a problem. My bios detecs it and my hard drive magement does to, but i can't format it, i can't click on the button saying format. And also, - My Computer - dosen't show me the WDC hard drive only my main with Windows on, what cuases this?, how to fix it?.
If you are able to see it in the BIOS and Disk management, but it most probably says unallocated.
However, you should be able to Right-click on the bar where it says "Unallocated" and choose "New Simple Volume" while in the Disk management tool. This will open a setup wizard that will actually format your HDD.
Can you see that and can you open it?
Here's a link that might help you out: http/wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3865