CPU leak, well I don't think so. The term isn't used around here.
Since, you've checked the prcoesses and pgms. running via a number count did you really check to see what was running? Its important not to compare two systems and rely on that alone as they could very well running different tasks as different pgms. and processes are running. If you have a broadband connection that alone should cause some activity and any bkgrd. pgm. that's "active". If your system isn't showing signs of being slow then consider this normal for "you". Otherwise, doi a system AV scan and other malware checks. Use Ad-Aware or Spybot, etc.(they're freeware) and allow them top check as well being your AV pgm. Review your start-up pgms and see what you can live w/o but call on them as needed or simply delete if you're really not using them. Do the basic system checks and proceed on.
Hi, I just wanna ask, Is there something called a CPU leak? Because I think that what is happening to my system. When I open up the windows task manager then in the performance tab my CPU usage is playing at 20 to 30% when no programs are running (except my background program, 24 processes). I think this is not normal because I checked my brother's computer it's just averaging at 0 to 4% usage and it has 25 processes. BTW, my sytem is windows xp sp2, pentium 4 2.26 ghz, 512 ram. TIA!