I've been using an old version of Photoshop for awhile (Photoshop Elements 5.0) and it hasn't been buggy until now. I made a photoshop file, saved it, and when I tried to save it as a JPEG I get an "cannot complete request due to a system error" type message. It's a normal file, simple layers, contrast, brushes, etc., but I've tried opening normal JPEG files, drawing on it, and saving, still nothing. I've never had this problem in the past and I don't know much about computers so any help would be greatly appreciated. Please and thanks!
Can you save in other formats? Say tiff?
If yes. You need to reset your preferences.
Go to this folder:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Photoshop Elements 5
Press Ctrl + Alt +Shift keys and double click on this file. It will launch the Preference reset dialog box.