# [Tex/LaTex] MiKTeX: Two things did not succeed

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I installed a new hard drive on my computer this summer and I'm trying to install MiKTeX on it now. There were no problems when I was using my old hard drive. My OS is Windows 8.1. I'm trying to compile the following very basic file with pdfLaTeX:

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
hi
\end{document}


Here's the first error I get:

Sorry, but "MiKTeX Configuration Utility" did not succeed.
The log file hopefully contains the information to get MiKTeX going again:
C:/Users/Tyler/AppData/Local/MiKTeX/2.9/miktex/log/initexmf.log

You may want to visit the MiKTeX project page (http://miktex.org), if you need help.


With the following errors in the log:

2015-09-03 22:23:51,625-0400 INFO  initexmf - starting: MiKTeX Configuration Utility 2.9.5700 (MiKTeX 2.9 64-bit)
2015-09-03 22:23:51,631-0400 FATAL initexmf - Windows API error 32: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.
2015-09-03 22:23:51,631-0400 FATAL initexmf - Info: C:\Users\Tyler\AppData\Local\MiKTeX\2.9\miktex/data/le\1e0c0e04cb3be262fbb8e6e7ace14b67.fndb
2015-09-03 22:23:51,631-0400 FATAL initexmf - Source: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\win\winFile.cpp
2015-09-03 22:23:51,631-0400 FATAL initexmf - Line: 520


The second error:

Sorry, but C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\x64\miktex-pdftex.exe did not succeed.
The log file hopefully contains the information to get MiKTeX going again:
C:/Users/Tyler/AppData/Local/MiKTeX/2.9/miktex/log/miktex-pdftex.log

You may want to visit the MiKTeX project page (http://miktex.org), if you need help.


with the following errors in the log:

2015-09-03 22:16:18,715-0400 INFO  miktex-pdftex - running 'initexmf --quiet --update-fndb' to refresh the file name database
2015-09-03 22:16:18,746-0400 FATAL miktex-pdftex - The operation failed for some reason.
2015-09-03 22:16:18,746-0400 FATAL miktex-pdftex - Info: C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\bin\x64\initexmf.exe
2015-09-03 22:16:18,746-0400 FATAL miktex-pdftex - Source: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\Process.cpp
2015-09-03 22:16:18,746-0400 FATAL miktex-pdftex - Line: 290


Things I've tried:

• Uninstalling and reinstalling MiKTeX
• Having nothing open but TeXworks when trying to compile
• Looking for processes that may be related to MiKTeX in the task manager (I didn't find any)

How can I stop these errors? I apologize if my formatting is bad; this is my first stackexchange question. Thank you for your help.