No it should not, that tells us something is wrong. How many times does it beep, just once?
Here are directions to recover from the "Recovery Partition" on the Hard Drive. This is the official Toshiba Directions.
NOTE: Under this Title at the above document 5-19 :
"Restoring the pre-installed software from the Recovery Hard Disk Drive"
A portion of the total Hard Disk Drive space is configured as a hidden
recovery partition. This partition stores files which can be used to restore
pre-installed software in the event of a problem.
If you subsequently set up your Hard Disk Drive again, do not change,
delete or add partitions in a manner other than specified in the manual,
otherwise you may find that space for the required software is not
In addition, if you use a third-party partitioning program to reconfigure the
partitions on your Hard Disk Drive, you may find that it becomes impossible
to setup your computer.
Make sure that the AC adaptor is connected during the restoring process.
When you reinstall the Windows operating system, the hard disk may be
reformatted and all data may be lost.
@pcpunk, the above states that data "may be lost" but I would believe that all data WILL BE LOST!
1. Turn off your computer.
2. While holding down 0 (zero) key on the keyboard, turn on your
computer. Release the 0 (zero) key one second after the computer is
3. A menu will be displayed from which you should follow the on-screen
If your computer does not load the Recovery options, please refer to the
You can also perform the restoration through PC settings in the operating
1. Click the Settings charm and click Change PC settings.
2. Click General under PC settings.
3. Select the options you desired and follow the on-screen instructions.
Make sure you have time to do this as it will take a while, how long I don't know, you can always let it sit for a while if you need to do something else for a while.
If you are successful, then we will need to move to accumulating all the years of Windows 7 Updates for you system to work properly.
Edited by pcpunk, 04 December 2017 - 11:41 AM.