Hi, you are posting in the wrong forum, and will do better asking in the Elements forum
To be clear, are you saying you can see the menue bar, and that you are not seeing what you'd expect to see under Filters?
Or can you not see the menu bar and/or the toolbar and other panels? In Photoshop you can toggle through three different screen modes with the f key, and turn panels off and on with the Tab key.
If that didn't help go ask in the Elements forum, but give a lot more information.