Tag: Windows 8.1

There was a problem starting portabledeviceapi.dll

I’ve been getting this error frequently on my Windows 8.1 Pro box, and I can’t seem to find any information about it. I have tried reinstalling Windows on top of the existing setup, but to no avail.


Has anyone seen this error before?


Windows 8.1, Internet Explorer 11, SharePoint, DataSheet View

I upgraded to Windows 8.1 (64-bit)¬†and I love it, even with some of the minor flaws already mentioned in other blog entries, but I started getting the dreaded issue with not being able to view a SharePoint 2010 list in DataSheet view. Even worse is that I know how to fix it, or at least I thought I did…

The issue didn’t start right after upgrading to Win 8.1, but a few days after. Now, after repairing my previous fix, http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint-server-help/use-datasheet-view-in-64-bit-office-2010-HA101882420.aspx, I still had the issue. However, I accidentally added the SharePoint development site to the compatibility view list, and things started working again. It turns out that there is a check box in the Compatibility View Settings¬†dialog box, Display intranet sites in Compability View, that I must have cleared prior to the error happening. Hmm, only wasted a good day on this…