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I've seen this problem in other post and tried the solutions but nothing worked. Everything was working great until I updated the packages today.

Texmaker is telling me : "Sorry, but "MiKTeX Configuration Utility" did not succeed"

I tried to do MiKTeX maintenance. I did refresh FNDB but when I try to update formats, it says "The MiKTeX configuration utility failed."

It fails for : LuaLaTeX plain e-TeX LaTeX2e LuaTeX METAFONT default base file plain PDF-e-TeX pdfLaTeX plain pdfTeX plain TeX xetex xelatex

The logs are : initexmf.log:

2017-02-01 15:39:42,118+0100 INFO  initexmf - starting: MiKTeX Configuration Utility 2.9.6234 (MiKTeX 2.9.6210 64-bit)
2017-02-01 15:39:42,141+0100 INFO  initexmf - Creating language.dat, language.dat.lua and language.def...
2017-02-01 15:39:42,412+0100 INFO  initexmf - starting: MiKTeX Configuration Utility 2.9.6234 (MiKTeX 2.9.6210 64-bit)
2017-02-01 15:39:42,492+0100 INFO  initexmf - running 'miktex-makefmt.exe --engine=luatex --dest-name=lualatex --no-dump lualatex.ini --verbose --admin'
2017-02-01 15:39:42,682+0100 INFO  initexmf - starting: MiKTeX Configuration Utility 2.9.6234 (MiKTeX 2.9.6210 64-bit)
2017-02-01 15:39:42,702+0100 INFO  initexmf - Creating fndb for user root directory (C:\Users\guill\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9)...
2017-02-01 15:39:42,710+0100 FATAL initexmf - Windows API error 1392: Le fichier ou le répertoire est endommagé et illisible.

2017-02-01 15:39:42,710+0100 FATAL initexmf - Info: path="C:\Users\guill\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9\tpm\packages\.miktexignore"
2017-02-01 15:39:42,710+0100 FATAL initexmf - Source: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\File\win\winFile.cpp
2017-02-01 15:39:42,710+0100 FATAL initexmf - Line: 70
2017-02-01 15:39:42,716+0100 FATAL initexmf - The executed process did not succeed.
2017-02-01 15:39:42,716+0100 FATAL initexmf - Info: fileName="C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\x64\miktex-makefmt.exe", arguments="--engine=luatex --dest-name=lualatex --no-dump lualatex.ini --verbose --admin", exitCode="1"
2017-02-01 15:39:42,716+0100 FATAL initexmf - Source: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\Process\Process.cpp
2017-02-01 15:39:42,716+0100 FATAL initexmf - Line: 159
2017-02-01 15:39:44,200+0100 INFO  initexmf - starting: MiKTeX Configuration Utility 2.9.6234 (MiKTeX 2.9.6210 64-bit)
2017-02-01 15:39:44,275+0100 INFO  initexmf - running 'miktex-makefmt.exe --engine=pdftex --dest-name=etex --no-dump etex.ini --engine-option=-tcx=cp227.tcx --verbose --admin'
2017-02-01 15:39:44,457+0100 INFO  initexmf - starting: MiKTeX Configuration Utility 2.9.6234 (MiKTeX 2.9.6210 64-bit)
2017-02-01 15:39:44,476+0100 INFO  initexmf - Creating fndb for user root directory (C:\Users\guill\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9)...
2017-02-01 15:39:44,478+0100 FATAL initexmf - Windows API error 1392: Le fichier ou le répertoire est endommagé et illisible.

2017-02-01 15:39:44,478+0100 FATAL initexmf - Info: path="C:\Users\guill\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9\tpm\packages\.miktexignore"
2017-02-01 15:39:44,478+0100 FATAL initexmf - Source: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\File\win\winFile.cpp
2017-02-01 15:39:44,478+0100 FATAL initexmf - Line: 70
2017-02-01 15:39:44,483+0100 FATAL initexmf - The executed process did not succeed.
2017-02-01 15:39:44,483+0100 FATAL initexmf - Info: fileName="C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\x64\miktex-makefmt.exe", arguments="--engine=pdftex --dest-name=etex --no-dump etex.ini --engine-option=-tcx=cp227.tcx --verbose --admin", exitCode="1"
2017-02-01 15:39:44,483+0100 FATAL initexmf - Source: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\Process\Process.cpp
2017-02-01 15:39:44,483+0100 FATAL initexmf - Line: 159
2017-02-01 15:39:45,114+0100 INFO  initexmf - starting: MiKTeX Configuration Utility 2.9.6234 (MiKTeX 2.9.6210 64-bit)
2017-02-01 15:39:45,184+0100 INFO  initexmf - running 'miktex-makefmt.exe --engine=pdftex --dest-name=latex --no-dump latex.ini --engine-option=-tcx=cp227.tcx --verbose --admin'
2017-02-01 15:39:45,365+0100 INFO  initexmf - starting: MiKTeX Configuration Utility 2.9.6234 (MiKTeX 2.9.6210 64-bit)
2017-02-01 15:39:45,385+0100 INFO  initexmf - Creating fndb for user root directory (C:\Users\guill\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9)...
2017-02-01 15:39:45,386+0100 FATAL initexmf - Windows API error 1392: Le fichier ou le répertoire est endommagé et illisible.

2017-02-01 15:39:45,386+0100 FATAL initexmf - Info: path="C:\Users\guill\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9\tpm\packages\.miktexignore"
2017-02-01 15:39:45,386+0100 FATAL initexmf - Source: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\File\win\winFile.cpp
2017-02-01 15:39:45,386+0100 FATAL initexmf - Line: 70
2017-02-01 15:39:45,392+0100 FATAL initexmf - The executed process did not succeed.
2017-02-01 15:39:45,392+0100 FATAL initexmf - Info: fileName="C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\x64\miktex-makefmt.exe", arguments="--engine=pdftex --dest-name=latex --no-dump latex.ini --engine-option=-tcx=cp227.tcx --verbose --admin", exitCode="1"
2017-02-01 15:39:45,392+0100 FATAL initexmf - Source: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\Process\Process.cpp
2017-02-01 15:39:45,392+0100 FATAL initexmf - Line: 159
2017-02-01 15:39:46,080+0100 INFO  initexmf - starting: MiKTeX Configuration Utility 2.9.6234 (MiKTeX 2.9.6210 64-bit)
2017-02-01 15:39:46,151+0100 INFO  initexmf - running 'miktex-makefmt.exe --engine=luatex --dest-name=luatex --no-dump luatex.ini --verbose --admin'
2017-02-01 15:39:46,327+0100 INFO  initexmf - starting: MiKTeX Configuration Utility 2.9.6234 (MiKTeX 2.9.6210 64-bit)
2017-02-01 15:39:46,345+0100 INFO  initexmf - Creating fndb for user root directory (C:\Users\guill\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9)...
2017-02-01 15:39:46,347+0100 FATAL initexmf - Windows API error 1392: Le fichier ou le répertoire est endommagé et illisible.

2017-02-01 15:39:46,347+0100 FATAL initexmf - Info: path="C:\Users\guill\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9\tpm\packages\.miktexignore"
2017-02-01 15:39:46,347+0100 FATAL initexmf - Source: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\File\win\winFile.cpp
2017-02-01 15:39:46,347+0100 FATAL initexmf - Line: 70
2017-02-01 15:39:46,354+0100 FATAL initexmf - The executed process did not succeed.
2017-02-01 15:39:46,354+0100 FATAL initexmf - Info: fileName="C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\x64\miktex-makefmt.exe", arguments="--engine=luatex --dest-name=luatex --no-dump luatex.ini --verbose --admin", exitCode="1"
2017-02-01 15:39:46,354+0100 FATAL initexmf - Source: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\Process\Process.cpp
2017-02-01 15:39:46,354+0100 FATAL initexmf - Line: 159
2017-02-01 15:39:46,680+0100 INFO  initexmf - starting: MiKTeX Configuration Utility 2.9.6234 (MiKTeX 2.9.6210 64-bit)
2017-02-01 15:39:46,751+0100 INFO  initexmf - running 'miktex-makebase.exe --dest-name=mf --no-dump mf.ini --engine-option=-tcx=cp227.tcx --verbose --admin'
2017-02-01 15:39:46,932+0100 INFO  initexmf - starting: MiKTeX Configuration Utility 2.9.6234 (MiKTeX 2.9.6210 64-bit)
2017-02-01 15:39:46,952+0100 INFO  initexmf - Creating fndb for user root directory (C:\Users\guill\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9)...
2017-02-01 15:39:46,954+0100 FATAL initexmf - Windows API error 1392: Le fichier ou le répertoire est endommagé et illisible.

2017-02-01 15:39:46,954+0100 FATAL initexmf - Info: path="C:\Users\guill\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9\tpm\packages\.miktexignore"
2017-02-01 15:39:46,954+0100 FATAL initexmf - Source: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\File\win\winFile.cpp
2017-02-01 15:39:46,954+0100 FATAL initexmf - Line: 70
2017-02-01 15:39:46,959+0100 FATAL initexmf - The executed process did not succeed.
2017-02-01 15:39:46,960+0100 FATAL initexmf - Info: fileName="C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\x64\miktex-makebase.exe", arguments="--dest-name=mf --no-dump mf.ini --engine-option=-tcx=cp227.tcx --verbose --admin", exitCode="1"
2017-02-01 15:39:46,960+0100 FATAL initexmf - Source: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\Process\Process.cpp
2017-02-01 15:39:46,960+0100 FATAL initexmf - Line: 159
2017-02-01 15:39:47,566+0100 INFO  initexmf - starting: MiKTeX Configuration Utility 2.9.6234 (MiKTeX 2.9.6210 64-bit)
2017-02-01 15:39:47,634+0100 INFO  initexmf - running 'miktex-makefmt.exe --engine=pdftex --dest-name=pdfetex --no-dump pdfetex.ini --engine-option=-tcx=cp227.tcx --verbose --admin'
2017-02-01 15:39:47,814+0100 INFO  initexmf - starting: MiKTeX Configuration Utility 2.9.6234 (MiKTeX 2.9.6210 64-bit)
2017-02-01 15:39:47,833+0100 INFO  initexmf - Creating fndb for user root directory (C:\Users\guill\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9)...
2017-02-01 15:39:47,835+0100 FATAL initexmf - Windows API error 1392: Le fichier ou le répertoire est endommagé et illisible.

2017-02-01 15:39:47,835+0100 FATAL initexmf - Info: path="C:\Users\guill\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9\tpm\packages\.miktexignore"
2017-02-01 15:39:47,835+0100 FATAL initexmf - Source: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\File\win\winFile.cpp
2017-02-01 15:39:47,835+0100 FATAL initexmf - Line: 70
2017-02-01 15:39:47,841+0100 FATAL initexmf - The executed process did not succeed.
2017-02-01 15:39:47,841+0100 FATAL initexmf - Info: fileName="C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\x64\miktex-makefmt.exe", arguments="--engine=pdftex --dest-name=pdfetex --no-dump pdfetex.ini --engine-option=-tcx=cp227.tcx --verbose --admin", exitCode="1"
2017-02-01 15:39:47,841+0100 FATAL initexmf - Source: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\Process\Process.cpp
2017-02-01 15:39:47,841+0100 FATAL initexmf - Line: 159
2017-02-01 15:39:48,376+0100 INFO  initexmf - starting: MiKTeX Configuration Utility 2.9.6234 (MiKTeX 2.9.6210 64-bit)
2017-02-01 15:39:48,448+0100 INFO  initexmf - running 'miktex-makefmt.exe --engine=pdftex --dest-name=pdflatex --no-dump pdflatex.ini --engine-option=-tcx=cp227.tcx --verbose --admin'
2017-02-01 15:39:48,631+0100 INFO  initexmf - starting: MiKTeX Configuration Utility 2.9.6234 (MiKTeX 2.9.6210 64-bit)
2017-02-01 15:39:48,651+0100 INFO  initexmf - Creating fndb for user root directory (C:\Users\guill\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9)...
2017-02-01 15:39:48,653+0100 FATAL initexmf - Windows API error 1392: Le fichier ou le répertoire est endommagé et illisible.

2017-02-01 15:39:48,653+0100 FATAL initexmf - Info: path="C:\Users\guill\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9\tpm\packages\.miktexignore"
2017-02-01 15:39:48,653+0100 FATAL initexmf - Source: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\File\win\winFile.cpp
2017-02-01 15:39:48,653+0100 FATAL initexmf - Line: 70
2017-02-01 15:39:48,659+0100 FATAL initexmf - The executed process did not succeed.
2017-02-01 15:39:48,659+0100 FATAL initexmf - Info: fileName="C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\x64\miktex-makefmt.exe", arguments="--engine=pdftex --dest-name=pdflatex --no-dump pdflatex.ini --engine-option=-tcx=cp227.tcx --verbose --admin", exitCode="1"
2017-02-01 15:39:48,659+0100 FATAL initexmf - Source: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\Process\Process.cpp
2017-02-01 15:39:48,659+0100 FATAL initexmf - Line: 159
2017-02-01 15:39:49,272+0100 INFO  initexmf - starting: MiKTeX Configuration Utility 2.9.6234 (MiKTeX 2.9.6210 64-bit)
2017-02-01 15:39:49,343+0100 INFO  initexmf - running 'miktex-makefmt.exe --engine=pdftex --dest-name=pdftex --no-dump pdftex.ini --engine-option=-tcx=cp227.tcx --verbose --admin'
2017-02-01 15:39:49,524+0100 INFO  initexmf - starting: MiKTeX Configuration Utility 2.9.6234 (MiKTeX 2.9.6210 64-bit)
2017-02-01 15:39:49,543+0100 INFO  initexmf - Creating fndb for user root directory (C:\Users\guill\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9)...
2017-02-01 15:39:49,545+0100 FATAL initexmf - Windows API error 1392: Le fichier ou le répertoire est endommagé et illisible.

2017-02-01 15:39:49,545+0100 FATAL initexmf - Info: path="C:\Users\guill\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9\tpm\packages\.miktexignore"
2017-02-01 15:39:49,545+0100 FATAL initexmf - Source: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\File\win\winFile.cpp
2017-02-01 15:39:49,545+0100 FATAL initexmf - Line: 70
2017-02-01 15:39:49,550+0100 FATAL initexmf - The executed process did not succeed.
2017-02-01 15:39:49,550+0100 FATAL initexmf - Info: fileName="C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\x64\miktex-makefmt.exe", arguments="--engine=pdftex --dest-name=pdftex --no-dump pdftex.ini --engine-option=-tcx=cp227.tcx --verbose --admin", exitCode="1"
2017-02-01 15:39:49,550+0100 FATAL initexmf - Source: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\Process\Process.cpp
2017-02-01 15:39:49,550+0100 FATAL initexmf - Line: 159
2017-02-01 15:39:50,137+0100 INFO  initexmf - starting: MiKTeX Configuration Utility 2.9.6234 (MiKTeX 2.9.6210 64-bit)
2017-02-01 15:39:50,210+0100 INFO  initexmf - running 'miktex-makefmt.exe --engine=tex --dest-name=tex --no-dump tex.ini --verbose --admin'
2017-02-01 15:39:50,389+0100 INFO  initexmf - starting: MiKTeX Configuration Utility 2.9.6234 (MiKTeX 2.9.6210 64-bit)
2017-02-01 15:39:50,409+0100 INFO  initexmf - Creating fndb for user root directory (C:\Users\guill\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9)...
2017-02-01 15:39:50,410+0100 FATAL initexmf - Windows API error 1392: Le fichier ou le répertoire est endommagé et illisible.

2017-02-01 15:39:50,411+0100 FATAL initexmf - Info: path="C:\Users\guill\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9\tpm\packages\.miktexignore"
2017-02-01 15:39:50,411+0100 FATAL initexmf - Source: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\File\win\winFile.cpp
2017-02-01 15:39:50,411+0100 FATAL initexmf - Line: 70
2017-02-01 15:39:50,416+0100 FATAL initexmf - The executed process did not succeed.
2017-02-01 15:39:50,416+0100 FATAL initexmf - Info: fileName="C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\x64\miktex-makefmt.exe", arguments="--engine=tex --dest-name=tex --no-dump tex.ini --verbose --admin", exitCode="1"
2017-02-01 15:39:50,416+0100 FATAL initexmf - Source: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\Process\Process.cpp
2017-02-01 15:39:50,416+0100 FATAL initexmf - Line: 159
2017-02-01 15:39:51,001+0100 INFO  initexmf - starting: MiKTeX Configuration Utility 2.9.6234 (MiKTeX 2.9.6210 64-bit)
2017-02-01 15:39:51,073+0100 INFO  initexmf - running 'miktex-makefmt.exe --engine=xetex --dest-name=xetex --no-dump xetex.ini --verbose --admin'
2017-02-01 15:39:51,254+0100 INFO  initexmf - starting: MiKTeX Configuration Utility 2.9.6234 (MiKTeX 2.9.6210 64-bit)
2017-02-01 15:39:51,273+0100 INFO  initexmf - Creating fndb for user root directory (C:\Users\guill\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9)...
2017-02-01 15:39:51,274+0100 FATAL initexmf - Windows API error 1392: Le fichier ou le répertoire est endommagé et illisible.

2017-02-01 15:39:51,274+0100 FATAL initexmf - Info: path="C:\Users\guill\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9\tpm\packages\.miktexignore"
2017-02-01 15:39:51,274+0100 FATAL initexmf - Source: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\File\win\winFile.cpp
2017-02-01 15:39:51,274+0100 FATAL initexmf - Line: 70
2017-02-01 15:39:51,280+0100 FATAL initexmf - The executed process did not succeed.
2017-02-01 15:39:51,280+0100 FATAL initexmf - Info: fileName="C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\x64\miktex-makefmt.exe", arguments="--engine=xetex --dest-name=xetex --no-dump xetex.ini --verbose --admin", exitCode="1"
2017-02-01 15:39:51,280+0100 FATAL initexmf - Source: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\Process\Process.cpp
2017-02-01 15:39:51,280+0100 FATAL initexmf - Line: 159
2017-02-01 15:39:51,758+0100 INFO  initexmf - starting: MiKTeX Configuration Utility 2.9.6234 (MiKTeX 2.9.6210 64-bit)
2017-02-01 15:39:51,832+0100 INFO  initexmf - running 'miktex-makefmt.exe --engine=xetex --dest-name=xelatex --no-dump xelatex.ini --verbose --admin'
2017-02-01 15:39:52,013+0100 INFO  initexmf - starting: MiKTeX Configuration Utility 2.9.6234 (MiKTeX 2.9.6210 64-bit)
2017-02-01 15:39:52,032+0100 INFO  initexmf - Creating fndb for user root directory (C:\Users\guill\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9)...
2017-02-01 15:39:52,034+0100 FATAL initexmf - Windows API error 1392: Le fichier ou le répertoire est endommagé et illisible.

2017-02-01 15:39:52,034+0100 FATAL initexmf - Info: path="C:\Users\guill\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9\tpm\packages\.miktexignore"
2017-02-01 15:39:52,034+0100 FATAL initexmf - Source: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\File\win\winFile.cpp
2017-02-01 15:39:52,034+0100 FATAL initexmf - Line: 70
2017-02-01 15:39:52,040+0100 FATAL initexmf - The executed process did not succeed.
2017-02-01 15:39:52,040+0100 FATAL initexmf - Info: fileName="C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\x64\miktex-makefmt.exe", arguments="--engine=xetex --dest-name=xelatex --no-dump xelatex.ini --verbose --admin", exitCode="1"
2017-02-01 15:39:52,040+0100 FATAL initexmf - Source: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\Process\Process.cpp
2017-02-01 15:39:52,040+0100 FATAL initexmf - Line: 159

miktex-makebase.log :

2017-02-01 15:39:46,852+0100 INFO  miktex-makebase - running 'initexmf --quiet --update-fndb' to refresh the file name database

And miktex-makefmt.log :

2017-02-01 15:39:42,599+0100 INFO  miktex-makefmt - running 'initexmf --quiet --update-fndb' to refresh the file name database
2017-02-01 15:39:44,378+0100 INFO  miktex-makefmt - running 'initexmf --quiet --update-fndb' to refresh the file name database
2017-02-01 15:39:45,286+0100 INFO  miktex-makefmt - running 'initexmf --quiet --update-fndb' to refresh the file name database
2017-02-01 15:39:46,251+0100 INFO  miktex-makefmt - running 'initexmf --quiet --update-fndb' to refresh the file name database
2017-02-01 15:39:47,736+0100 INFO  miktex-makefmt - running 'initexmf --quiet --update-fndb' to refresh the file name database
2017-02-01 15:39:48,551+0100 INFO  miktex-makefmt - running 'initexmf --quiet --update-fndb' to refresh the file name database
2017-02-01 15:39:49,446+0100 INFO  miktex-makefmt - running 'initexmf --quiet --update-fndb' to refresh the file name database
2017-02-01 15:39:50,310+0100 INFO  miktex-makefmt - running 'initexmf --quiet --update-fndb' to refresh the file name database
2017-02-01 15:39:51,176+0100 INFO  miktex-makefmt - running 'initexmf --quiet --update-fndb' to refresh the file name database
2017-02-01 15:39:51,932+0100 INFO  miktex-makefmt - running 'initexmf --quiet --update-fndb' to refresh the file name database

I tried to uninstall Texmaker and miktex and install everything again and I have the same errors.

  • I uninstalled Miktek and installed TexLive. Everything is working fine but the problem isn't really solved. – zeslayer Feb 1 '17 at 17:22

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