I never format my drive prior to installing Windows. I can derail the installer. My best installs are to a BLANK HDD with no partitions. I let Windows use that and it will partition and format it properly.

Now that Windows is installed we begin the same old driver hunts for motherboard, video, audio, and the newer helper apps for the SDD (most of the time that Intel RST app.)

Your machine's maker should have what you need to install. I can't guess what you need exactly but supplied the usual above.
Bob