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I have one theory as to why its not working and you get random crashes.
I've had the issue before but can't remember what I was doing at the time.

Well... when I got past level 22 in multiplayer I started having crashes all the time. I just created a new soldier and it appears to be working flawlessly, but I'm noticing big time lag on some stages.
I wonder if a character reaches a certain level in the game or maybe expands their profile during multiplayer that it somehow makes the connection more complex as you go along (hence...more packets). Like there could be a link between your expanded character profile & achievments and the link with the Home PC and EA servers.

For me I have no graphical issues, no BSOD, MSI afterburner wasn't affecting my profile before I reached lvl 22, my anti-virus wasn't the problem (i use AVG), I didn't need to turn off any additional programs to run the game smoothly when I bought the game at Best Buy.

Its an idea I am throwing out there that is a problem for some of us on BFBC 2 that have Failed connection with an EA Server, mysteriously loose packets, sudden crashes in the game with no explanation either returning to the main menu or to your desktop.
I have even had trouble just logging in with my only character when I got to level 25. I think that is atleast one problem of many.
Edited by bleuborsh - 7/18/11 at 8:06pm
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well i have been gaming for awhile on multiplayer and havent had any crashes.
Having alot of fun except I don't have some perks that go with the guns so it makes getting points a little more difficult.
The game is running smoothly so far up to lvl 4.
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Didnt read through the entire thread but this fixed it for me awhile ago..might still work.


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Originally Posted by aaronmonto View Post
Sounds like a recent problem that occurs as a result of a Realtek/Punkbuster incompatibility.

I think I'm one of the few people who've actually got this nailed down.
Symptoms:
-Screen suddenly freezes, without artifacts, after a short game session
-Rapid soundloop, of varying frequencies (depending on Realtek settings)
-Necessary to do a hard reboot
-Realtek audio in use
-Game uses Punkbuster
-Most frequently occurs with Windows 7 users (yet to be determined the build)

Coincidentally, you have the exact same sound processor as I do, and I had this problem before too. While it may seem like some elaborate problem between your hardware and programs, it really has very little to do with the hardware itself; reinstalling Windows can sometimes solve the problem, but sometimes doesn't. It took me a LONG time before I finally solved it myself.

Unfortunately, I'm not on my main rig right now, so I don't have these discussions bookmarked, but there are hundreds upon hundreds of pages describing this same issue with BC2, and a few other games. It manifests itself after a bad pattern of Punkbuster updates and/or Realtek installs.

What you can do to diagnose this very issue is to try playing in a Punkbuster server in BC2, and seeing if the freezing occurs.

Here's what I, and many others did, to fix it (off the top of my head, but hopefully very complete):

1) Uninstall Punkbuster. Uninstall from the BC2 disk, uninstall through Control Panel, uninstall whatever way possible. Then go through your AppData, do searches, etc. to delete whatever Punkbuster data you can find. This includes your PnkBstrA and B files in your System32/SysWow64 folders. Go through the registry and delete PB references if you can. Also uncheck PB references in msconfig. It may be necessary to restart; this can help you delete PB files in use.

2) Uninstall Realtek completely. This can be done from the Control Manager and/or Device Manager. To prevent Windows from installing the drivers for you, which will prevent extra reboots but isn't necessary, follow:

Restart.

3) Download the latest Realtek HD Audio drivers. Install them. Restart when told to. You might need to restart and execute up to 3 times before the full software suite is installed, which is necessary.

4) Go to your audio settings and change your HD Audio output (sometimes labeled as "Speakers") to a 16-bit, 48000hz frequency.

5) Download pbsvc and install it. Restart if told to. Download Pbsetup and put it in a place you can use it again. Update and install Punkbuster for all your Punkbuster games, including America's Army, BC2, CoD4, etc.

6) Restart if needed. Go to the folder you found your PnkBstrA and PnkbstrB files and change the compatibilities to XP mode, and set them to run as admin.

7) Run sfc /SCANNOW from your Run dialog. You can get here by going to Ctrl+Shift+Esc --> File --> New task. Type in sfc /SCANNOW.

7) Boot up your game again. Play for at least 1.5 hours. If it doesn't freeze, you've fixed it!
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I fixed it.
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can you share how? im having same issue
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Originally Posted by maw784 View Post
can you share how? im having same issue
I unplugged my Bluetooth radio.
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