Missing catalog error message.Help,please?

Adobe Photoshop elements 4.0
July 26, 2009 at 23:32:12
Specs: Windows XP
Photoshop Elements 4 installed on XP has the following problem:
When try to create catalog an error message appear -’My Catalog.psa can not be found.Open or create new.’
When click on OK another message says that No catalog is found in current directory’
Then I click on OK to create a new one, a new catalog window appears set to create catalog in folder ‘odbc’ inside Elements 4, in Shared assets.
I entered a name for new catalog but another message says that ‘the catalog can not be created because disk may be full, write protected or otherwise inoperable’
At this point I can’t do anything and must close Photoshop Elements.
The other features of the program like opening and editing of pictures work ok.

The disk that program says ‘may be full, write protected etc’ is disk C and Photoshop Elements 4 is installed inside it in folder Programs folder .
I have full access to computer and other programs installed never give me any trouble of this sort.
Plenty of space on the C disk, and it is not write protected.

My original disk is badly damaged and useless for clean re - install of Elements 4 .

Is there any way to fix Photoshop Elements so I can use its catalog function again ?

Additional info - I’ve done some disks clean up and am afraid this mysterious ‘My Catalog.psa ‘
may be deleted by accident.

I was thinking to create a new folder and name it ‘My Catalog.psa ‘ as replacement for this mysterious ‘My Catalog.psa ‘ that Elements asks for
but don‘t want to mess with the program
and anyway I don’t know exactly where it must be located …
Also, I don’t know exact locations where components of the program are installed (my knowledge of complex inner workings of PC are limited, sorry for that).

Can anyone , please, guide me in plain English how to fix Elements 4 on this Sony laptop and make it create catalogs?

Thank you all in advance!

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July 27, 2009 at 00:27:53
Try the Adobe Photoshop Web Site. If you registered your software thay may provide support/new Disk.

There is nothing to learn from someone who already agrees with you.

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