I use MiKTeX 2.9 along with LyX in Windows 7.
Last week I downloaded and updated LyX and it worked fine. After that I tried to update MiKTeX, but it failed or was not properly completed.
Since then LyX can't compile documents in PDF. Specifically, when I try to compile a document, after several minutes LyX generates a message that reads
The command pdflatex 'document name' has not yet completed. Do you want to stop it?
Two options are offered, "Stop it" and "Let it run".
When I choose "Let it run", exactly the same message is generated after a while.
When I choose "Stop it", it generates the following message:
File does not exist:
So I thought I'd rather uninstall the MiKTeX from the computer and reinstall it completely. Then I went to the control panel and chose MiKTeX 2.9. Then I encounter a message:
Windows API error 2: The system cannot find the file specified.
Once I click "OK", then I find a message suggesting
This program might not have uninstalled correctly. If this program didn't uninstall correctly, try uninstalling using settings that are compatible with this version of Windows.
So I click the option "Uninstall using recommended setting" but then it doesn't generate any more feedback.
So I find myself badly stuck. Could any of you please help me out? Any comments would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance.