Lol low is good. when its at like 15% doing NOTHING that means u might have a virus.
In windows 7 the file search indexing service starts by default, it uses around 10-15% (at least for me).
Quite a waste considering it doesn't even seem to make searches much faster. I disabled it in services.msc and my idle usage went right down to 0-1%.
really? hmmm. that explains why my laptop is being idiotic!
If you run Windows 7, try disabling the windows search indexing service, at least I think that's what they call it.
You can use services.msc to disable the service from startup, I forget what the service is called, but is something like "windows file search indexing service", Google it and you should find the right one to disable.