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What mode do modern 64-bit Intel chip PCs run the boot sector in?

I know with older machines like 286s, the first 512 bytes loaded from the first sector of the boot drive to 0000:7C00 in memory were run in 16-bit real mode, but what about modern 64-bit ...
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Windows XP: How to boot up in normal mode after improper shut down?

I work in two different locations and whenever there is a power outage at one of the locations, Windows XP detects that the system was improperly shutdown. Once the power is up, the PC powers on and ...