Laptop mouse locking up
Recently my laptop's hard drive crashed and I lost pretty much everything. I had a new one installed and it was like having a brand new computer again. I continued to download the necessary programs (virus, spyware, ad-aware, etc.) and started noticing that my touchpad mouse would just lock up shortly after start up.
We thought that the program Zone-Alarm was the culprit due to the almost exact same problems we were having on our desktop PC, so I uninstalled Zone-Alarm and thought the problem was fixed.
Until now. I can be surfing the internet on the laptop and just in the middle of anything, it just stops. Stops loading, stops moving, everything. On occasion I have been able to plug in my travel drive and when that screen pops up, the mouse will move again. It's almost like it has to recognize something else trying to load before it unlocks itself. But it doesn't solve the problem everytime.
Any ideas on why this is happening, or any ideas on how to fix it??