I have got a mistake with compilation. The name of program is TEXworks. This is written in a "box": Could not start Default Compiler:

PdfLaTeX:pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode "project name".tex."

This is written below

Process started: pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode "безназвания-1".tex

fmtutil: fmtutil is using the following fmtutil.cnf files (in precedence order): fmtutil: c:/Тexlive/2019/texmf-dist/web2c/fmtutil.cnf fmtutil: fmtutil is using the following fmtutil.cnf file for writing changes: fmtutil: c:/users/1/.texlive2019/texmf-config/web2c/fmtutil.cnf fmtutil [INFO]: writing formats under c:/users/1/.texlive2019/texmf-var/web2c fmtutil [INFO]: --- remaking pdflatex with pdftex

fmtutil [WARNING]: inifile pdflatex.ini for pdflatex/pdftex not found.

fmtutil [INFO]: Disabled formats: 6 fmtutil [INFO]: Not selected formats: 51 fmtutil [INFO]: Failed to build: 1 (pdftex/pdflatex) fmtutil [INFO]: Total formats: 58 fmtutil [INFO]: exiting with status 1

C:\Тexlive\2019\bin\win32\runscript.tlu:907: command failed with exit code 1: perl.exe c:\Тexlive\2019\texmf-dist\scripts\texlive\fmtutil.pl --user --byfmt pdflatex

Running the command C:\Тexlive\2019\bin\win32\fmtutil-user.exe

kpathsea: Running mktexfmt pdflatex.fmt The command name is C:\Тexlive\2019\bin\win32\mktexfmt

Process exited with error(s)

This is my text

\documentclass [a4paper,14pt] {article}





How can l fix it? Thanks for help

P.S. I have added more information, I hope it is enough

  • 1
    Welcome. I think you didn't share enough info... Pasting here a part of your code that is minimal but reproduces the problem (a MWE) could help.
    – koleygr
    Aug 13, 2019 at 8:24
  • Can you provide a MWE of your code? This helps to get better suggestions...
    – MadyYuvi
    Aug 13, 2019 at 8:42
  • write18 in texlive does this help? Maybe duplicate?
    – Sango
    Aug 13, 2019 at 9:01

1 Answer 1


Something went wrong with the installation. Under .../texlive/2019/texmf-dist/tex/latex/latexconfig/ resides a file called pdflatex.ini. It seems this is missing in your installation.

Can you call tlcockpitand under "Tools" click on "Rebuild all formats"? Or if you use tlshell, there also you can rebuild the formats.

Please watch the log, if you get an error while rebuilding the formats. If so, edit your question and provide the error messages.

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