Let me guess: it crashes when you try to shut it down? So you get a crash form where you can report it? Yah, same thing happened to me and many others. Make sure that you have the latest version. I would recommend uninstalling your current version then re-downloading the installer, you should be able to do that from your profile page if you bought the software on the Adobe website, see here:
thank you for your reply. I'm sure I have the latest version as I just purchased it about two months ago. And you are right, the crash happened when I tried to close out the image I was on. Nothing worked. Just to add though, something crazy is going on. I just had to "sign in" to get to Elements again, never had to do that before but I got in and was able to open and close a photograph. !
Well, there has been an update last week which actually solved this issue for me. Alas, the current version of PSE is: 20210304.m.156367, you can check using "Help => System info", migth be worth checking.
If you already are at the latest version then I'm afraid I can't really help much I'm afraid. As mentioned; the recent update is what fixed it for me.