Same problem as Rachelle's of Aug. 11:

I am using TeXMaker with MikTeX on Windows 7. Had to reinstall MikTeX. Previous programs work fine on the new installation. New ones I write, don't. The error message is log file not found. I tried the following:

  1. Taking an old minimal program that works, called test1.tex, I copied it and called the new instance test2.tex. The copy generates the same complaint: No log file.
  2. I also copied test1.log to test2.log (creating it in the process) and edited internal references from test1 to test2. Result: No complaint about a missing log file, but the pdf file is not created.

I would appreciate any suggestions. Most appreciated would be an explanation of the source of the problem.

closed as too localized by Marco Daniel, Joseph Wright Aug 19 '12 at 17:21

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  • Welcome to TeX.sx! What happens if you try pdflatex test1 from the Command line? – Joseph Wright Aug 15 '12 at 16:00
  • Have you tried compiling without TeXMaker using the cmd? – Juri Robl Aug 15 '12 at 16:00
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    latex itself doesn't search for the log-file. Probably texmaker is looking for the log, e.g. to generate some internal error list. So at first you must find out if texmaker doesn't find because it doesn't exist (e.g. because you killed latex before it could write it) or because texmaker looks at the wrong place. – Ulrike Fischer Aug 15 '12 at 16:46
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