Python is a programming/scripting language. I think it shouldn't be running all the time, unless you have a script that is doing something periodically... I know Gentoo uses python a lot, but I don't think it uses it for daemons.
Have you tried to stop the process instead of rebooting? If you have the process id (which you can get by using "ps"), you can use "kill <PID>" to stop it.
If you have KDE you can also try to run "ksysv" and check which services are running by default in the system. You could compare with the other computer...
Well. I'm not an expert, but maybe these things could help you.