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I use Texmaker and I keep getting this error:

! You can't use `macro parameter character #' in horizontal mode.

However I can force compile it using cmdline as pdflatex foo.tex.

Any idea what the error could be?

{\large Thesis Advisory Committee}
       random text

It says the error is near {\large }.

I use this in the BiBTeX file:

    author = {pable, Chandandeep Singh },
    title = {Completely Fair Scheduler},
    howpublished = "\url{http://www.linuxjournal.com/magazine/completely-fair-scheduler}",
    year = {2009},
    note = "{Online, accessed 25-01-2013}"
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as the error says you have a # character in text, it can only be used as part of macro definitions. – David Carlisle Feb 27 '13 at 23:38
I do not have # character in text. – user2015933 Feb 27 '13 at 23:39
I think this has to do with a faulty .aux file from a previous run, since that is read around there. Delete that and recompile. – Werner Feb 27 '13 at 23:45
@user2015933: What BiBTeX file? – Werner Feb 28 '13 at 0:00
@user2015933 your MWE doesn't have a bibtex file but you say you ran bibtex? – David Carlisle Feb 28 '13 at 0:24