I am trying to install Windows 7 on my laptop using USB as a boot device. After copying the files from USB, when the system reboots for the first time to continue the installation, it starts again from the beginning instead of proceeding with the normal flow. I'm therefore unable to install Windows.
If I remove the USB just before restarting, the system hangs with a blinking cursor on a black screen. The same problem persists even if I try installing from a CD instead.
How can I install Windows 7 successfully in this way?