# TexWorks has stopped working for only one tex document [closed]

I searched far and wide for a solution to this, but the one topic that could have procured an answer was closed (which didn't make sense to me?).

I have a .tex document in TexWorks that was installed with MikTex that, after trying to input a jpeg figure, made TexWorks crash and stop working. So I commented out the lines to insert the figure, but still every time I try to compile the document, TexWorks crashes. When I compile any other .tex document, however, it works and has no issue.

After trying to find out the issue I typed pdflatex -v in my terminal and received the error: Sorry, but pdflatex did not succeed. It then showed me a log file that I could check, and after doing so the error message I received was:

``````    2016-06-22 10:45:22,556-0400 FATAL pdflatex - The command line options could not be processed.
2016-06-22 10:45:22,557-0400 FATAL pdflatex - Info: optionError="unknown option"
2016-06-22 10:45:22,557-0400 FATAL pdflatex - Source: Libraries\MiKTeX\TeXAndFriends\webapp.cpp
2016-06-22 10:45:22,557-0400 FATAL pdflatex - Line: 270
``````

## closed as off-topic by TeXnician, Phelype Oleinik, Troy, siracusa, AndrewSep 5 '18 at 3:54

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• Did you clear all auxilliary files before compiling again ? It may help. – Christoph Frings Jun 22 '16 at 14:55
• Do you have a program directive near the top of the file? – Herb Schulz Jun 22 '16 at 19:09
• I did, but clearing the aux file before compiling cleared up the issue. – Red Icing Jun 27 '16 at 15:17
• I had the same problem. In case others find it useful: in order to resolve the issue, I had to delete all auxiliary files, not just the ones listed in the "Remove Aux Files" dialogue box. – Andrew Uzzell Jan 26 '17 at 17:30
• I'm voting to close this question as solved in the comments. – TeXnician Sep 4 '18 at 20:45