It was a driver issue and once new drivers were installed all is working again!!
I have an Inspiron 1525 laptop with Windows Vista. I don't know where to find the settings to adjust the tap rate(I think that's what it's called but not certain.) When I type, the pointer jumps all over the screen and typing is taking forever. I know there's a setting to adjust for this but I don't know where to find it. I looked in the Control Panel under Mouse and also under Keyboard but nothing there I found. Also I can't scroll using the mouse on the laptop,only by actually clicking on the scroll arrows themselves. There is no external mouse,so I'm referring to the one on the laptop itself.