If the drives are not recognized in BIOS, two things may have happened:
The drives are now bad.
Settings on the mobo have disabled the drives.
Tell me about the computer:
Is it a brand of PC? Like dell, HP, etc? If so what is the model?
If you built the computer, what is the motherboard model?
How many hard drives are installed in the computer? (internal, not external, usb, etc)
Also, what models of drives are these?