Yea it is. I wonder since hard drives wear down over time if that could cause it. But it shouldn't of wore down that much as I've just bought it back in Jan. of this year, but I have reformatted/formatted it over 30 times testing things out and all before settling on a tri boot, but meh. I'll just be sure to buy a better drive, yay for excuses to spend money. I'm looking at dual SSD's for OSes, that could bring it up a bit don't you think?