External drive was formatted

I did a dumb thing, when I erased the info on my external drive I accidentally formatted  it and can’t get my laptop to recognize it. I hear the sound when I plug it in, but that’s as far as I can get. Please help.

Hello, follow the link below for the steps to format your hard drive from the Disk management window. 

How to partition and format a WD drive on Windows (8, 7, Vista, XP) and Mac OSX