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Laptop cursor jumps around, turns crosshair, screeturns black

Multiple problems with new laptop: Using touch pad, cursor jumps around, often snapping back to its original position. This happens on the desktop and on explorer web browser. Sometimes the curser will change by itself to an arrow-tipped crosshair type of symbol. This cursor mode makes the browser get smaller and smaller and do other weird things. Then for no apparent reason, the whole screen turns black and stays that way. No physical buttons on the laptop that might turn the screen back on. I have to press the power button to turn the computer off. Everything boots back up fine. But like a recurring bad dream, the curser runs amuck again, changing intermittently to a crosshair, and then the screen goes black - happens three more times. What can I do?

I own a new Gateway Laptop (NV44) OS: Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Intel Pentium processor T4300 and this problem began right out of the box.

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Windows vista is probably the problem...have you tried running a virus scan? McCaffe...could actually have one from the factory

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