ePSXe doesn't let me save state or download cheat codes


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Playing Final Fantasy 5 on ePSXe right now. The F1 and F3 keys (which normally control save states and load states) don't seem to do anything. If I press Esc and select Run > Save State > Slot 1, all it does is resume gameplay, but the slots are still grayed out whenever I go to "load state."

Meanwhile, when I go to Options > Cheat Codes, and select "Download," nothing at all happens.

Bear in mind this all happened after a recent OS reinstall. Prior to that, it was working fine. I also deleted and re-downloaded the entire emulator and all its sub-folders.

How do I fix this?