Well… Crap

I think my laptop is on the fritz.  I have a Dell, and it has a fancy touch pad that you use for moving the cursor around (mousing?).  On the right side and bottom, I have two “scroll bars”, as in, if you move your fingers while on the scroll bars it scrolls the page you are on.  This is all well and good, except that it’s not working reliably!  I am very upset.  How am I supposed to browse the internet when I can’t scroll?  Darn you, Dell!  Darn you to heck!!