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Using Automatic Skip Driver


Automatic Skip Driver (ASD) identifies potentially dangerous failures that are known to have caused Windows 98 systems to stop responding and marks them so they are bypassed on subsequent startups.

Automatic Skip Driver:

  • Identifies hardware devices that fail to respond when tested by Windows 98
  • Displays a dialog box indicating that it has detected a failure that may cause the system to stop responding
  • Prompts you with the option to bypass this action on subsequent startups

Note: All devices that have failed to start are listed by ASD. You can enable any device previously disabled by ASD, and Windows 98 will attempt to use the device on the next startup attempt. Click Details to identify the failing device and display a suggested course of action.

To start ASD, go to Start > Run and type ASD in the Open: box.