Is this what you are seeing, but with everything but the close button X inactive?
Did you get there from File Menu/New/Project in the workspace shown?
What do you have as the Save In: location and how much free hard drive space is there at that location?
Please delete the Adobe Premiere Elements Prefs file
Local Disk C
and in the 9.0 Folder is the Adobe Premiere Elements Prefs file that you delete. If that does not work, then delete the whole 9.0
Folder in which the Adobe Premiere Elements Prefs file exists. Make sure to be working with Folder Option Show Hidden Files,
Folders, and Drives active so that you can see the complete path cited.
Also, determine if the problem exists with and without the antivirus and firewall(s) disabled.
Please review and consider. Looking forward to your follow up as your time permits.