I have an older Dell Inspiron 15 N5010 laptop with a HD drive that has been wiped clean.
I'm trying to do a custom install of Windows 7 from an OEM disk from a Dell Inspiron desktop I own.
The OS runs smoothly through the install process until it's in the Completing Installation step. It quits after a few minutes and tells me to restart. When I do so I get into an endless repeating loop.
At one point I was able to try to start in safe mode and received a message saying "Windows cannot complete installation in safe mode. To complete installing Windows restart the computer". This got me back into the endless loop.
What am I doing wrong?