When it has happened to me this is what I looked at, and found: some random processes were still running even after I closed the program. I really cleared things up by turning my computer all the way off... and getting a cup of coffee, and turning things back on.
Sometimes I will have processes from 4 or 5 different versions (pse 2021, 2014, 2022, etc) all running even after I have shut them down. I have many versions installed just to help people- but do all my work with pse 2023.
On top of that I also have photoshop--- and the enitre suite of Adobe products installed- so sometimes I have al sorts of crazy things running at the same time.
Try the turn off for a couple of minutes things and let me know.