How can I open an Event Log file that came from a different computer that crashed?

I have a hard drive from a system that has crashed and is no longer bootable.  Before attempting recovery of Windows I want to know what happened to the prior install.  How can I open the Event Logs from the prior install on another computer?
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You need to locate the event file *.evt and copy to a working XP machine. You can then right click on My Computer on an XP machine and go open Log File, Point to the evt file and you should be able to read it.

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Ho to move event logs from one computer to another is explain in the MS link below.

By default, Event Viewer log files use the .evt extension and are located in the following folder:
You can slave the corrupt hard drive to a working PC and  use the above link to view them.
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