Photoshop Elements 8. Have used for years without a hitch. Now the crop tool only allows me to select a pre-set rectangle, and then you can't adjust, only rotate. There are no restrictions put in and in the past I was allowed to free crop as I desired. Also the crop curser that used to one little pointed finger on a hand, is now three little fingers pointed. I have reinstalled the software, but the problem is the same. Makes me wonder if my computer is infected. Has anyone else experienced this?
See if restting the crop tool by clicking on the small black downturned arrow and pressing Reset Tool does the trick.
Usually for the triple cursor, the solution in this document about setting the dpi scaling works:
Hi there! Because the forum you originally posted in is for beginners trying to learn the basics of Photoshop, I moved your question to the Photoshop Elements forum, where you'll get more specialized help.