[texworks] Texworks quit working (on windows)

Vladimir Lomov lomov.vl at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 03:28:48 CEST 2011

** Paul A Norman [2011-10-03 12:24:57 +1300]:

>> If I launch the non-TeX Live TeXworks.exe, it does not
>> seem show up in windows task manager at all.

> Unless some one else has some direct thoughts, it looks, with the
> information currently available through your following various steps,
> that we may have exhausted the TeXworks side of things here.

> Put simply, your system, for some reason, does not want to launch an
> application exe, this could turn out to either have nothing to do with
> TeXlive installations, or even TeXworks, or be a mixed situation
> causing the problem.

> If you have already done a Malwarebytes (
> http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free  ) or similar
> scan (additional to your regular virus scanner), then it might end up
> being better to move this to a Windows specialist forum.

> For to me, form this distance with the information on hand, at the
> moment it is looking like possibly a system problem/corruption, or the
> activity of a worm/virus.

> Paul

Other way to understand the source of the problem: create a new account
on the system, log in into newly created account and try to run
TeXworks, then do all debugging steps that Paul describe. May be you
will need another one account, to run debugging steps from the

This will help to understand if some settings for the currect account
triggers strange TeXworks behaviour.

WBR, Vladimir Lomov

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