Here's where I'm at: initially, the HD showed in BIOS but not when I tried to reinstall windows. So I went into command prompt diskpart and found the disk there, I read on other threads similar to mine to do "clean" and then create a new partition so I cleaned it and after that it came up when reinstalling windows and said disk 0 unallocated space, when I tried to proceed it said it couldn't install on the drive, so I hit "new" and after waiting a while an error message said it was not able to create a new partition on the selected unallocated space. When I try to manually create a new partition in diskpart I get error messages, same for volumes. Sometimes the drive doesn't even show up at all, but when it does I can't do anything with it other than "detail disk" and see that its free space with no volumes. I tried resetting BIOS because in one of the error messages it said to make sure the drivers
controller was enabled and it shows fine in BIOS. I get nothing but error messages when attempting to create new partitions, volumes, or convert it. When I connect the drive to my desktop and attempt these things it says the action is not allowed on this version of windows even though it is the exact same version of windows 7. Totally lost now.