I already had to re-install windows on a standard hard drive while waiting to ship there, and back for a replacement, so I didn't want to re-install windows 2 weeks later again.
Haha, I will need to install both windows and linux, ...the latter one will take me days to get it back to the way it was. I should have kept more backups:).
In the meantime I tested it on other PCs. Seems like it's totally gone.