nadenislamarre Yes, the screen turns black like its going to load then after about 2 seconds it goes back to the menu. A little bit ago i decided to put 5.22 on a different thumb drive but after doing this the games still wont launch the same way. I have the storage set to internal - my rom drive btw. This worked just fine before, i'm guessing something is embedded from 5.23 in my batocera folder in that drive? I'm not sure what the problem is. The directories have not changed either, i left them the way they were before: batocera>roms> whatever roms for each system.
EDIT: To add to this, i have this installed on another PC for my kids, so i tried updating to 5.23 and it works perfectly. I'm guessing there is a cfg file or something somewhere in my HDD that may be corrupt or clashing with the OS?