The last few times I've restarted my computer, I've noticed that my computer is super sluggish. A quick check of the Task Manager shows that "java(tm) platform se binary" is just simply going to town on my CPU. I've taken care of the problem a few times just by force stopping the process, but that does nasty things to my computer, so I'd like to solve the problem. There's no winning. I mean, I like having a 1 hour battery life as much as the next guy, and having my computer ALWAYS overheated has it's benefits on cold nights, but I think this one can end. Only problem is that I have no idea what that problem is, or why it's doing this. I think I am running JDK 1.7.0, and JRE 7. I am a computer science student, and I do use Eclipse from time to time, so I don't want to just remove Java altogether. (I suppose this is also to say that you can speak computer, a little.) When my computer first starts up, CPU usage (by Java alone) is ~60% and memory starts out ~300K-400K (I didn't check the instant my computer opened, but after mere minutes, it was 500K. Educated guess.). CPU levels out around 45-50% (2 gigs!) for a long time. Memory leaks for a while. It appears to spike around 910K, before dropping to ~890K. CPU eventually spirals down to ~35%, but that's still not okay with me because I'm not actually doing anything with it, as far as I can tell. Screenshot Is it as simple as making Java not run on startup? If so, what's the best way to do that? I have work super early, so I'm probably going to roll over and fall asleep right after I post this. So, sorry if I don't get to your responses tonight. Thanks in advance, everyone.