[texhax] Re: LaTeX failed to create a dvi file
cs at miktex.org
Fri Feb 13 16:04:22 CET 2004
Edgar G. Goodaire wrote:
> Dear Friends:
> For the past several times, intermittently, but occasionally
> continually until I reboot (Windows XP) when I try to process a file
> (even containing just one word), MikTeX complains
> "LateX failed to create a dvi file. For possible explanations, start
> the command from the command prompt or read the log
This usually happens if the DVI file "is in use" (what happens when you try
to delete it?).
You can use the Filemon utility to find the guilty program:
PS: I wouldn't be surprised if you find out that another LaTeX sessions
locks the output files.
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