[texhax] A headache with MikTex 2.7

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Thu Nov 6 11:58:46 CET 2008

mw253 at cornell.edu wrote:
> Hi,
> I just installed MikTeX 2.7 and TeXnicCenter.  When I tried to compile a 
> very simple trial .tex file into DVI and PDF, an error occurs.  It says 
> "Windows API error 2: The system cannot find the file specified.".  When 
> I look at the log, basically Latex is not generating .aux file.
> Right now the path Latex=>DVI is C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 
> 2.7\miktex\bin\latex.exe, I tried yap.exe, but it doesn't work.
> I hope that I can get some help from you.  It seems to me I just missed 
> a correct path.  Thank you very much!
> Miao Wang
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are you sure that your document actually compiles?

Does something as simple as

hello world


Most editors run in a mode that ignores errors, but if there is a fatal 
error the dvi is not created, and thus Yap cannot find it.



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