Hard drive not detected in windows and linux but detected in bios
Alright so I have this computer that is about 6 years old and I've decided to wipe it clean and put a version of linux on it. I looked around and decided on Mepis. After burning a dvd I realized, "Oh yea, my old computer doesn't have a dvd drive, its only a cd drive." So, and don't ask me why because it seemed like a good idea at the time, I put my hard drive into a newer computer with a dvd drive and installed it. Once I put the drive back into my old computer I slapped my forehead and realized it wasn't gonna work.
Next I thought I'd install some other version of Linux on it that I can burn to a cd so I grabbed fedora 14. It loaded up fine and everything until I tried to run the installer. Apparently it sees two 3.2gb drives (one mounted and one unmounted) called fedora(I don't remember the exact names), a ~920 mb drive of free space, a 93kb drive of free space? and a 513mb drive (I don't remember the names). The hard drive should be 70gb so I'm assuming it isn't recognizing it. I also tryed installing VectorLinux as well with the same problem (although it was only finding the 93kb drive). Afterwards I figured reformatting it might help? so I put the hard drive back into my newer computer as a slave and started up vista off the master. Bios still sees it and allows me to boot off of it but if I boot up windows, it acts as if it isn't there.
EDIT - Alright so windows sees it in device manager but not my computer. I'm still not sure what do from here though.