I have a HP laptop with Windows 7 as the OS. I don't know why but since some time the right side of the display looks black. It looks like this:

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And, I think if you zoom on, you can see that the taskbar at the bottom is slightly raised and below it you can see the top of the display!

Whatever I do, whatever application I open it won't occupy that black region.

I don't know how it happened. It wasn't like this before. Maybe somebody (some relative of mine perhaps) decided to try something crazy and screwed up. But here it is..

I want to know how it could''ve happened and, more importantly, how I can fix this. Suggestions?

  • Try adjusting the resolution in your Display Settings. Right Click anywhere on the desktop and select Screen Resolution. From there you should be able to mess with the sizes until it fits your screen right. – Cheesus Crust Nov 15 '17 at 16:50
  • @CheesusCrust, checked that. It's already the maximum resolution possible. – Mr Reality Nov 15 '17 at 16:53
  • If possible, provide a picture of what you are seeing. As this would help us troubleshoot it a little more. – Cheesus Crust Nov 15 '17 at 16:55
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    @CheesusCrust, picture added. – Mr Reality Nov 15 '17 at 17:15
  • First things first: get a wetwipe, or bleach, and clean that laptop! – Mokubai Nov 15 '17 at 17:33

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