I think the problem here is, besides the fact you didn't specify what OS you are using or other specs, that you need to go into...

>control panel

>Administrative tools

>Computer management

>Disk Management "on left window toward bottom"

Once open, see if the drive is listed. If it is, and has an operating system on it, this could be the reason for the BIOS error, If not needed, you can delete the partiion\s , format the drive as NTFS primary, follow the prompts, assign a drive letter etc... and it should then be recognized.

Just make sure you do this to the correct drive, note the size.

If you get stuck or are not sure, let me know, I will step you through it.