A few weeks ago , I started using Basic Miktex with TexMaker , everything was working fine (even tho compiling used to take minutes !) . I uninstalled Basic Miktex and TexMaker and downloaded Complete Miktex then TexStudio , but now when I try to compile even the minimal latex code : Minimal Tex Code

It says that compilation started but nothing happens no matter how much I wait , my pc starts heating in the process as if the compilation's crashing and doesn't stop until I force its abortion : Results

My settings seem normal : Settings


Any idea where the problem might be ? (My pc is strong and fast , windows 10)

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    Welcome to TeX SX! Yes, your settings look normal (almost: if you're under Windows, you should use SumatraPDF as an external pdfviewer, as Adobe Reader locks pdf files. What happens if you compile from the command line?
    – Bernard
    Aug 14, 2018 at 21:51
  • do you get a .log filre from the tex run, if so, what does it say? Aug 14, 2018 at 22:20
  • The same thing happens when I compile from the command line : compilation does not stop . I don't get a .log file . Aug 15, 2018 at 12:32
  • @Bernard, DavidCarlisle , I'd be grateful if you gave the matter more attention. Aug 15, 2018 at 18:55
  • Could you post a minimal code reproducing the problem? Aldo, from the command line, you have messages. Could you post them?
    – Bernard
    Aug 15, 2018 at 19:13

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I found the source of the problem .

When I installed Complete MikTex , I did not properly delete all old Miktex files which probably triggered some compatibility issues resulting in an infinite loop when attempting to compile .

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