Citra wont launch and no way to solve this issue

Problem solved ! The progam “Snap Camera” which alows you to create your own Snapchat filters (a 3D graphics editor in short) was launching each time i booted my PC. This program was preventing Citra-qt.exe to launch.


The Citra Emulator wont run the menu. I can’t access the graphics options, the input configuration, or select a rom.

Clicking Citra.exe or, citra-room.exe will just display a black window that will disapear very fast.
Citra-qt will make my computer load for a small time but nothing will appear, neither on screen or in task manager.

Creating a “user” folder will create a log file if I clic on Citra.exe (nothing with Citra-qt)

The Log Files only says one line : [ 0.013190] Frontend citra/citra.cpp:main:316: Failed to load ROM: No ROM specified

Following this info I slided a Rom (MGS3) into Citra.exe and it loaded the game just like normal, except I still can’t access any option and configuration menu.

Note that I already ran Citra before, but at that time it was on a different motherboard, but since then, I had to reinstall windows (only the motherboard and the windows installation have changed. And it was the same Windows 10 version).

I already searched about this issue but every solution I tried, that worked with other people, didn’t work for me. This includes running in Windows 7 compatibility, or disabling Firewalls.

I tried both automatic and manual installation, of several versions, none works.

Thank you for the help.

System Information

  • Operating System: W10 64bits
  • CPU: I5-4670K 3.40 GHz
  • GPU: Nvidia GTX 960
  • Citra Version (found in title bar): Several different version.
  • Game:xxx
  • Screenshot of Issue (include the full Citra window including titlebar):

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Other users have had similar issues, try checking your OS for errors. also try setting up citra all over again fresh clean, i.e: setting you the citra folder with your nand dump, etc.

I don’t understand what you mean by “checking your OS”.
I already uninstalled / Erased all the files 2 times, (even deep in the AppData) but it didn’t work.
I will try it again, and see if I really get rid of everything this time, then reinstal the automatic version.

Now that you mention nand dumping, I COMPLETLY forgot this was a thing. I remember doing it, but I thought it was just to play certain specific games that only works with this file.
MGS3 seems to run without it tho ? So, idk… xD

Btw, people have errors when they dont install the C++ thing, and I discovered that the first time I clic Citra-qt, I can see it for a bit in the task manager.
So, I just uninstalled vc_redist.x64 (only the 2017 64bits version), reinstalled it, rebooted my PC. But it didn’t change anything.

I guess there has to be an error somewhere but Idk why it doesn’t display me any info, like an error code…

I found the issue ! See my edited first post.

How were you able to tell what application was interrupting citra? I don’t have that app, but I am having the same issues, I’ve stopped everything I could and it still won’t run

Same bro i cant even fix it