There are two possible problems.
1. The right-hand panel is collapsed. If this is the case, click on the little triangle midway down the right-hand side of your monitor. Click twice to make it stay visible at all times.
2. Individual control panels are not being displayed. Quickest solution is to press Cmd(or Ctrl)/1-6. This will activate or make visible any panels that are missing.
Try pressing Tab, or clicking the little grey arrow at the right edge of the screen.
If you right click the arrow, you get several options for how to show/hide the panel.