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Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player 'Sam091990' (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrB.exe driver failure (PnkBstrK.sys) ffab

I've been trying to play BF3 for about a week now, getting the same error above. At first I thought it was some PB issue that they were getting worked out. After some searching I can see that hackers took over PB and now it's being retarded, but it still hasn't been fixed? And how are others able to play and I'm not?

I've tried updating PB automatically and manually. Ran both the PB setup and PB service. Any ideas?
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If you have any programs on your computer like team viewer I would remove them. Or any program that you can connect to another computer.
I have issues in the past with stuff like that and PB. You must also restart your rig after updating.
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there was a pb update for bf3 released the other day to fix that might fix this issue
the download can be found here: http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/news/view/2832654778158106792/
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there was a pb update for bf3 released the other day to fix that might fix this issue
the download can be found here: http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/news/view/2832654778158106792/

Hey it works!
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Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player 'Sam091990' (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrB.exe driver failure (PnkBstrK.sys) ffab
I've been trying to play BF3 for about a week now, getting the same error above. At first I thought it was some PB issue that they were getting worked out. After some searching I can see that hackers took over PB and now it's being retarded, but it still hasn't been fixed? And how are others able to play and I'm not?
I've tried updating PB automatically and manually. Ran both the PB setup and PB service. Any ideas?

I'm getting the same general problems; all PB errors or me being "kicked" from games...

I am almost 100% certain it is PB that is still malfunctioning for this game, as they haven't resolved this issue yet.

I haven't been able to play online in over a week.
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I'm getting the same general problems; all PB errors or me being "kicked" from games...
I am almost 100% certain it is PB that is still malfunctioning for this game, as they haven't resolved this issue yet.
I haven't been able to play online in over a week.

Did you run both PB Setup and PB Service within the last 2 days? That's what fixed mine.
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Did you run both PB Setup and PB Service within the last 2 days? That's what fixed mine.

Yeah, I just did and the errors are less frequent; but occasionally I'm still getting kicked from games.
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I just fixed my by running coop it seems. Worth a go, I hope it helps someone. I think that's the last thing I did before it broke though...
my pb\dll folder only has one file in now, had more before "ws001839.dll". Possibly also copying pbsvc to bf3 folder helped.
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Hi I had this problem last night, after reinstalling Punkbuster manually and repairing my BF3 installation which didn't work I found out that it was my Avast anti virus conflicting with Punkbuster, I switched of the AV and I played all night with no further problems
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