Event ID 18 - SPorts problem


  • Hi everyone,

    i have a computer being used as a data logger. 5 serial ports and one usb to serial. it has periodic shutdowns that are generally but not always one month apart. not connected to internet. running vista sp1. 6.0.6001 Computer is a dell vostro 220, 3mb of ram i think.

    The error it finally dies on is a kernel general/registry hive error, but these mostly follow a SPorts error, and i cant find any online help to fix it.

    It does also have the kerberos error.

    Set to always on. windows defender turned off. nothing running other than the program logging the data.

    This is what i get:

    The description for Event ID 18 from source SPorts cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.

    If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.

    The following information was included with the event:


    - <Event xmlns="">
    - <System>
      <Provider Name="SPorts" />
      <EventID Qualifiers="49158">18</EventID>
      <TimeCreated SystemTime="2011-09-12T04:06:31.254Z" />
      <Security />
    - <EventData>
      <Data />
    Do i start looking at the driver for the usb/serial? why are these errors around a month apart?
    • Moved by Carey FrischMVP, Moderator Monday, December 26, 2011 4:38 PM Move to more appropriate forum category (From:Windows Vista Service Packs/Windows Server 2008 Service Packs)
    Thursday, October 20, 2011 1:23 PM

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  • Wish someone had an answer for this because I have the exact same issue...don't suppose you found the cause to this error? 



    Friday, December 02, 2011 1:06 PM