for the last while my computer has been acting up. for the last few months my computer had been giving me problems. i had mandriva linux setup on a partitions with windows 7 as my main. i got locked out of windows because of a partition problem that i couldnt solve. my dad paid the guy at the repair shop 150$ to fix it and reinstall windows. but it appears that he didnt really fix anything he said he did. he did get me most of the files i told him to get however (even though i said ALL windows libraries and he didnt get my pictures) then reinstalled windows and put the files back on. after that windows just seemed really slow and unstable. programs would crash easily and i kept getting increasingly frequent blue screens. this morning my computer wouldnt even login without giving me a blue screen, not even if i tried to run safe mode. and startup repair did nothing (it appears it doesnt see any operating systems). i dont think its a virus because it had been happening before repairs even thought thats not what i had sent it in to repair for. luckily before the bsods became this bad i put all important files on an external hardrive, so a few hours ago i tried to basially delete everything off the hardrive and reinstall with linux. well linux couldnt see any windows partitions (same as the startup repair) and it wouldnt install. so i tried to reinstall from my windows disk. so i deleted all the windows partitions and created new ones to install on, i dont know if deleting partitions is the first step windows takes in the installing process but during the installation it stop and gave me an error: "windows cannot install required files. make sure all files are available and restart the installation error code:0x80070037 i have been searching this error code but havent found anything helpful. when i tried to log in to windows again after the unsuccessful reinstall. it told me there was no boot manager. i dont know what to do next. am i screwed? was there a hardware issue that was causing the bsods? will i be able to reinstall windows (or linux instead)?