I think there's been quite a bit on forums on this common problem.
In PSE9 it crashes when using the guided out of bounds feature. But if you first go in to Control Panel and under the heading of Appearance and Personalisation click 'Change the theme', then change your Windows scheme to Windows 7 Basic you should have no further problems. You can always change the scheme back again if you make a note of what it is now.
Hope it works for you.