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post #1 of 10
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So for the past few days iv been getting kicked by punk buster before the match even loads. Yesterday it would happen 10% of the time but now it happens 100% of the time. And im not really sure what to do to fix it.

Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player '**********' (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrA.exe


Any ideas?

Thankyou
post #2 of 10
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Originally Posted by 1010001011001 View Post

So for the past few days iv been getting kicked by punk buster before the match even loads. Yesterday it would happen 10% of the time but now it happens 100% of the time. And im not really sure what to do to fix it.
Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player '**********' (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrA.exe
Any ideas?
Thankyou

stop cheating man, lol. JK.
post #3 of 10
Try manually updating Punkbuster from the evanbalance website if you haven't already.
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Download pb setup and update bf3:)
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post #5 of 10
Do the suggested above... then has this happened after restarting your system? Cause it might just not be loading the services for punkbuster.

Go to run>services.msc and look for PnkBstrA.exe and make sure that it's set to automatic and also started. If it is stopped, then that means that is the issue.

I had the same problem with getting Battlefield BC2 showing full server lists, and it was a mixture of it not being up to date and also the .exe not running.
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Iv downloaded the setup and updates from http://www.evenbalance.com and this hasent seemed to help. My battlefield and original are all up to date too. Iv also restarted my computer which hasnt helped. Iv also gone into services and pnkbstra.exe doesnt seem to be located there at all. I really dont understand whats going on.
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Iv downloaded the setup and updates from http://www.evenbalance.com and this hasent seemed to help. My battlefield and original are all up to date too. Iv also restarted my computer which hasnt helped. Iv also gone into services and pnkbstra.exe doesnt seem to be located there at all. I really dont understand whats going on.

Maybe your anti-virus has done something to it? Regardless, I would start looking as to why you don't have those services there. Since without those services, it means that it's not running for you.

One thing that you may want to try... do you have BFBC2? If you do, install it and let it go through the pb set up. Then it should add them to your services. I know this is what I did when I installed it on Windows 8 and I was simply trying to use my old saved stuff without installing anything.
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post #8 of 10
i had the same thing when i updated to windows 8, i had to go to the PB directory and run the update manually from there (at work, i forget the exact location), took 2 minutes and its been working ever since
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Yess i got it working. I dont understand why it was playing up like this though. Appreciate the help fellas thumb.gif
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Yess i got it working. I dont understand why it was playing up like this though. Appreciate the help fellas thumb.gif

Glad you got it working... I hate that PB has to ALWAYS BE ON for you to not have issues with playing online.
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