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Nothing Compiles. Error message.

Postby LaTexLearner » Sat Oct 15, 2016 4:14 am

Out of nowhere, my TeXmaker on my laptop has stopped compiling.

I got this error message, uninstalled and reinstalled TeXmaker, and got the error message again. :x

What should I do next?

I want to show a picture of the error message, but it's really hard to put images in these forums, so I'll just type it out.

Title of error message: "pdflatex.exe - System Error"

Text of error message: "The program can't start because MSVCP100.dll is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the program to fix this problem."

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Postby Johannes_B » Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:58 am

That is a Windows problem and has nothing to do with LaTeX. ... 0985e29b5f
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Postby LaTexLearner » Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:11 pm

Wow. This is a super long and technical thread. I understand very little of it. Google searching dll files didn't help too much because it mostly gave me other technical advice that I didn't understand.

Is there an easy way to fix this? To make it just do what it's supposed to do and has been doing for nearly 2 years now?

So far I've downloaded the .dll file and:
  • Put it in the same folder as texmaker.exe. This did not help.
  • Put it in my C:\Windows\System32 folder. I reset the computer and tried TexMaker again. I got new error message saying that there was something wrong with my .dll file. When I click "OK" I then get the old error message that the .dll file is missing.

Now what?

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:56 pm

Well, if it's MiKTeX and you don't see a solution, maybe uninstall it and give TeX Live a try. That worked always fine for me on various systems, and I read more about MiKTeX windows issues than TeX Live windows issues. Perhaps because TeX Live is cross-platform designed and not so dependent on Windows specific internals.

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