On a balance of probabilities the anwer is Yes.
Just what is not so certain. I bought a budget PC a few years ago. The contract was for me to install Windows. For nearly a month it corrupted HDs on trying even to Format the HD.
Fortunately I had superb customer support and returning the whole thing (after 2 HDs later) the problem persisted and a second return cured it!
It must have been a RAM or mobo/CPU problem. The good news - cured, the bad news - I was never told the reason!! sorry (:-(