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Its really simple, you cannot format a drive with no partitions on it.
If as you say the drive was brand new, there will be no partitions on it and you will have to create one to format.
Failing that, just click next and windows will make a partition using the whole disk and automatically format it during the install process.

Hope this helps.
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