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ASD Agent
Last modified: Monday, September 20, 2004 

Short for Automatic Skip Driver Agent, a utility in the Windows 98 and Me operating systems that monitors the loading of hardware drivers on a system and signals the user when there is a failure in one or more of the drivers that will prevent successful operation of the system. ASD Agent will automatically disable problematic device drivers in order to ensure a successful startup, and the utility bypasses those drivers the next time the system boots unless the user indicates that the problematic driver be loaded at the next startup. Windows will automatically record the devices it disables in the Asd.log file.

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