Today I ran the update on my MikTeX 2.9 install on Windows.
After the update, the following started to happen: if I run
texify on my document (a MWE consisting of the bare preamble and a single word in the document), the compilation runs fine (I can see it completed in the
latex.exe crashes (reported by Windows) before
texify returns; similarly,
pdflatex.exe crashes after the compilation is completed when run by
texify --pdf. The issue disappears if I run
texify from an elevated account.
pdflatex.exe compile my document without crashes if I run them on their own, even as a regular user.
I have checked the regular user's permission in the most obvious places. I have run
initexmf --dump both as admin and as a regular user. Same with "update formats" in Settings. I also checked the
log file as produced by
pdflatex standalone and when called by
texify; the only difference is that when called by
texify, full paths are used for all the files.
MiKTeX-pdfTeX 2.9.5700 (1.40.16) (MiKTeX 2.9)
Copyright (C) 1982 D. E. Knuth, (C) 1996-2014 Han The Thanh
TeX is a trademark of the American Mathematical Society.
compiled with zlib version 1.2.8; using 1.2.8
compiled with libpng version 1.6.17; using 1.6.17
compiled with poppler version 0.32.0
compiled with jpeg version 8.4
Any idea what else I could check?