Citra not launching


Citra stops successfully launching after using it once per reboot.
What i mean is this: I can run citra the first time seemingly fine. Then when i eventually close out and relaunch citra, or open a second instance from a different installation, it fails to start, only showing up within task manager under background processes. Rebooting seems to fix it, but only for one launch. I dont want to have to reboot everytime i want to play a game. Reinstalling did not help either, i’ve tried reinstalling. For further reference, i have two installations of citra, one is a local installation with it’s own user folder and whatnot. Also, i can’t post any logs or look to logs for help because the logs dont get written. They are simply always blank.

System Information

  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • CPU: i7-9700k
  • GPU: gtx 1080ti
  • Citra Version (found in title bar): one was 1239 the other 1241, ive tried updating both as well, “successfully” updating it to 1241.
  • Game: Irrelevant
  • Screenshot of Issue (include the full Citra window including titlebar): N/A

Diagnostic Log


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Add an exception on your antivirus, including defender for citra-qt.exe.