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Windows 7: Any possible method to edit startup programs of an OS on a ext HD ?

27 Apr 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Any possible method to edit startup programs of an OS on a ext HD ?

My laptop crashed and I suspected it could be due to a bugged startup peogram issue.

I connected my laptop HD to another laptop, but I couldn't find any method to enter the msconfig of the Windows OS of the connected HD.

Any help please ?

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27 Apr 2012   #2
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 Any possible method to edit startup programs of an OS on a ext HD ?

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