# thesis won't compile anymore! [closed]

I opened up my thesis this morning to compile and nothing happens! It worked fine Saturday. LyX hangs and when I exported to .tex and tried to compile with TeX Shop it also hangs. here is the console output:

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Document Class: thesis 2003/01/07

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+---+ Thesis Style (thesis.cls) version 1.10, January 2003
+---+ for Villanova theses/dissertations.
* Conforms to the Villanova Graduate
* School "SPECIFICATIONS for Preparation of Master's Thesis
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Class thesis Warning: Option 'letterpaper' superfluous. Ignored. on input line
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## closed as too localized by Stefan Kottwitz♦Apr 25 '11 at 17:14

This question is unlikely to help any future visitors; it is only relevant to a small geographic area, a specific moment in time, or an extraordinarily narrow situation that is not generally applicable to the worldwide audience of the internet. For help making this question more broadly applicable, visit the help center.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

The same topic is discussed on latex-community.org. @Dominik: I added code markup to the log file to make it more readble. This can be done by indenting lines by 4 spaces, then they are marked as a code sample. You can also highlight the code and click the "code" button (with "101010" on it). – Stefan Kottwitz Apr 25 '11 at 15:28
As it stands, I'd say this is much too open-ended to be suitable as a question here – Joseph Wright Apr 25 '11 at 16:02
Try to build a minimal working example (MWE) of the problem. – Caramdir Apr 25 '11 at 16:13
I figured it out. I went to post a MWE and ran that just to check if it worked before I updated the preamble with that of my thesis. I checked the lines and realized I had inserted code to fix something and the compiler was hanging on that. All is well now. – Dominik Apr 25 '11 at 16:15
that's fine. So I just close the question. – Stefan Kottwitz Apr 25 '11 at 17:13