Desktop will not boot. (hp pavilion p7-1000c)

purchased refurbished desktop. It will not boot up.  error: no boot disk has been detected or disk has failed.
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Is the hard disk recognized in the BIOS and are you able to perform hard disk diagnostics.  Perhaps you should speak to wherever you purchased the computer.  Were you supplied with recovery disks?
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