problems with user preference

I own an acer core i3 laptop and i have just installed blender for the first time. I opened blender to find that when i open user preferences, the window is all black and is not functional. This is my first time on this forum, please help mee!!!

Try changing the 3d view to a user preferences window from the dropdown list in the bottom left corner.
Update your graphics card drivers
Then in the user preferences / system settings try changing the window draw method