[texhax] LaTeX failed to create a dvi file

Edgar G. Goodaire edgar at math.mun.ca
Fri Feb 13 14:38:38 CET 2004

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

Well, in these situations, LaTeX also fails to create a log file, and 
I can't figure out what command to run from the command prompt in
order to catch any output.  I have used LaTeX for years but never seen this

Have any of you had this experience?  Any suggestions?  .......Edgar

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