I built a computer from some old parts, including a SATA drive. If I boot from the Windows Vista installation DVD, there are no options under "Where do you want to install windows?", implying that the installer can't find the drive.
BIOS does find the drive as I can choose to boot from it. I can also see the drive from an Arch Linux live CD, and mount its partition without problem.
The "SATA" setting in BIOS is set to "IDE" (not RAID).
What could the problem be?
Update: I get the same problem with the Windows 7 installer. The hard-drive is a Samsung SP2004C.