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I have some more than 100 exe files in a folder. I have enough RAM(4GB). Every other tasks in my system works just fine when I open this particular folder the the explorer doesn't respond. I scanned the folder and my system for virus. I don't have virus [as per result by McAfee, Kaspersky and Windows defender]. I have no clue what may be possible cause for this?

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probable guess would be bad sectors – Sathya Dec 11 '12 at 6:37
    
@Sathya: Just got a new hard drive. 2 days ago only. – NewUser Dec 11 '12 at 6:38
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doesn't mean new hard drives can't contain bad sectors – Sathya Dec 11 '12 at 6:40
    
how to check for bad sectors? – NewUser Dec 11 '12 at 6:41
    
Do you have McAfee, Kaspersky and Windows Defender all running at the same time? Maybe that is what is causing the slowness. It's generally considered not to be a good idea to be running more than one virus checker at the same time. – dangph Dec 11 '12 at 8:07

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