I was looking at a friend's Toshiba laptop which after a random amount of time, maybe 30 or so seconds from boot, the (touchpad) mouse cursor freezes permanently. The computer as a whole does not crash; TileWorld continues to update dynamic content and some things can be done by keyboard manipulations. However, I am not aware of the mouse unfreezing with the exception of some multitouch gestures. Before it froze, I didn't notice anything unusual about touchpad behavior.
What if anything can be done? Is Windows having trouble talking with the touchpad? Should I explain to my friends that the children should not be watching Disney's Frozen on their laptop when a large TV is available?