# [Tex/LaTex] Sorry, but “MiKTeX Compiler Driver” did not succeed

bibtexmakeindexmiktex2.9texify

This seems to be a well known problem, but I'm afraid I couldn't find a solution. I've used latex/miktex for years, but when I tried to compile a document yesterday, I got the error message

Sorry, but "MiKTeX Compiler Driver" did not succeed.

The log file hopefully contains the information to get MiKTeX going again:

C:/Users/XXXXX/AppData/Local/MiKTeX/2.9/miktex/log/texify.log

You may want to visit the MiKTeX project page, if you need help.


The log file contains the following:

texify - running 'initexmf --quiet --update-fndb' to refresh the file name database


The code runs fine with pdfLatex, but if I use pdflateX+MakeIndex+BibTex, it won't compile any more. Even my test code:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[numbers]{natbib}

\bibliographystyle{phreport}

\begin{document}

hello! \cite{99mich}

\bibliography{reportbib}

\end{document}


doesn't work. I tried re-installing MikTex (w/o success), and tried to update (admin) my packages, which doesn't work:

  Sorry, but something went wrong: The executed process did not succeed.

fileName = 'C:\Program Files\MikTex2.9\miktex\bin\x64xinitexmf.exe"



Maybe that's the problem? I would be really thankful for any help. My last years with miktex went without problems and I don't know where to tackle this fundamental problem.

Many thanks!
Best, CBo