# MakeIndex Style and pdfLaTeX Format Not Found

When I try to compile my document I get the following errors:

1. Index style file PhD_Research_Proposal.ist not found
2. pdflatex.exe: The memory dump file could not be found
3. texify: pdflatex.exe failed for some reason (see log file)

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Welcome to TeX SE. The error is pretty self-explanatory, I think. As you note, it cannot find `PhD_Research_Proposal.ist`, for example. Do you have this file? Is it in your working directory? Etc. –  cfr Apr 3 at 21:44
If pdflatex can't find the format it can't work. Try to recreate the pdflatex format in miktex settings. Do you get an error? –  Ulrike Fischer Apr 4 at 9:12
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@CFR the *.ist file is not on my working directory. Like I said, the WinEdt 6.0 was working fine without any errors. But when I run the same thing with WinEdt 8.0 thats when I encounter problems. @ Ulrike I will try to recreate the pdflatex format and see the outcome –  Kaygee Magee Apr 6 at 4:26