Is this a laptop or a desktop? Make and model of the computer? Why does your "friend" think that it is a "windows spaceport malfunction"? What EXACTLY is the error you're seeing? The more information you give us, the better informed our answer will be.
In the meantime, the "spaceport.sys" file is related to storage on your computer. Sometimes, it's related to corrupted Windows files, but usually it's a problem with your hard disk/or RAM and their ability to accept storage. Replacement of the hard drive, and/or RAM is necessary in this case. Try swapping out and in your RAM sticks to see if one is faulty.
Occasionally, it's a problem with a bad version of Windows installer, such as when a hacked version of Windows is used. It might even be a bad driver that was installed recently. But only you can tell us what you've done recently that might have caused the issue.
In your case, because you're now unable to reinstall Windows, I suspect the hard drive/RAM or your copy of the Windows installer.
Hope this helps.
A few days ago my computer crashed. When i tried to boot it up it stayed black and nothing happened. After some tries it came up a fix screen. I've tried nearly everything, but it either crashed or after completing stayed the same. My freind told me after trying stuff it said it was a windows spaceport malfunction. We tried to reinstall windows, but about half way an error poed up.