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The reason XP shows the disk as 745 GB has to do with the limits of MBR partitioning (XP does not support GPT partitioning). With MBR partitioning you can only have 2^32 blocks of 512 bytes each; that is about 2 TB, hence the 2 TB limit. Worse: Even before any partition table entries are created, the 3 TB drive's capacity is reported by the drive as ...


no, the logo is stored in the UEFI and doesn't change if you reinstall Windows 8. Windows 8 will use this OEM logo during boot. It only changes to the generic Windows logo if you change the boot mode to legacy or disable the UEFI Graphics protocol (GOP), like I did on my Dell Laptop, to be able to boot Windows 7 in UEFI mode.


Adjusting your BIOS settings is probably going to fix this. Try to get into your BIOS before it goes to the grub rescue prompt by mashing f8 or DEL or f2 or maybe f12 (depends on your machine) after you reboot. It may take a couple tries, just keep restarting/mashing until you get in there. Then look for something along the lines of "boot priority" and ...

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