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.