Hi everyone, thanks for any help in advance.
I have an HP Pavilion dm4 laptop, currently running Windows 7. This morning I turned on the computer and thte left part of the screen stopped working; i.e. there's a big white strip on the side where the display isn't working so I imagine the LCD is busted. It sucks, but it isn't completely unexpected because my left hinge isn't exactly fully connected and I'm unable to close the laptop. Naturally, the first thing I tried was to restart the computer. It didn't fix the problem, but when I turned on my computer again my theme had switched to Windows Basic/some other really old looking theme, I may be wrong on the exact name. I tried running a few fixes, one of the problems that I can't seem to fix is that Desktop Windows Manager says it's running, but when I try a troubleshooter it says that the service is disabled.
I tried and opened Microsoft Word when the problem first started an hour ago and although the bottom pane didn't look right Word itself seemed to look normal. However now I opened it up again and even the Ribbon has turned to Windows Basic. I know my LCD needs replacing, but in the meantime how do I fix my theme so that I can keep using my laptop?
I've attached a picture of what my problem looks like. Thanks again for any help - I'm not the most tech savvy person so any advice is appreciated.