PSE 14 why does my new duplicated background layer become invisible when I want to use it with a layer mask?

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I've always been able to create a layer mask in PSE 14 but now It won't work.  At forty it ould turn invisible when I added the layer mask, but now it add the traditional layer mask but doesn't mask out the part of the image I want to get rid of.  I see the strokes on the mask but not on the image itself.  This just started happening over the last two days.  I restarted PSE 14 and it didn't resolve the issue.
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Joyce Corley

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Steve Lehman

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A reinstall would be my last resort, not a restart.  Before doing that, click on the selection tool (as if masking) and then, on the far right is a down-menu box next to the question (?) mark.  Click on hte menu and the 'reset tool'.  Let me know how it goes.  <mcse responding>