Citra prevents wireless Controller from Connecting

Issue:
When I try to connect my wireless Bluetooth Controller, it disconnects after 3 seconds when Citra is open. This happens when ingame and on the gameslist. When trying it too often. Citra crashes.
It is a Wireless Horipad for Nintendo Switch.
I attached Visual Studio Debugger and got this error message when connecting the Controller
Exception thrown at 0x0000000071F889AF (SDL2.dll) in citra-qt.exe: 0xC0000005: Access violation reading location 0xFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF.
I don’t know what this means, I only know that SDL2 a Input, Graphics and Audio Library.

Also I am not a developer. I have only beginner knowledge in programming.

System Information

  • Operating System: Windows 10 (10.0)
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X 8-Core Processor
  • GPU: Windows 10 (10.0)
  • Citra Version Canary 1774

Diagnostic Log
citra_log.txt (6.4 KB)
Nothing relevant inside.

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I have read other gamepads that have this issue are usually fixed by uninstalling the driver and just let Windows decide automatically.

This did not work. My Controller didn’t come with a specific driver. However i fixed the problem by using XOutput and Hidguardian

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Oh cool, thanks for letting us know for more potential workarounds :slight_smile: