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When I join a server in battlefield 2142 I get an error it says PUNKBUSTER. And then im kicked. =[ Im runnig vista and just bought the game and I can run it max settings so I really need to beable to play multiplayer. I also get a message like...Loosing punkbuster packets A_****** (numbers=*) I olny am in a server for maybe 15 sec before being kicked. any help i just re-installed and am going to try it to see if it works so brb.

no one will help? it still kicks me...it kicks than says PUNKBUSTER
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post #2 of 17
This is the issue with Punkbuster A and Punkbuster B applications.

Download this and install.

http://www.evenbalance.com/index.php?page=pbsvcfaq.php
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post #3 of 17
k what you need to do is go here
post #4 of 17
This might be different in vista but

Go to start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Admin tools > Services

you'll get a large list...find punkbuster A and B and turn them to "Automatic"

That shoudl stop you from losing your packets.
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I suggest opening a support ticket with EA or Evenbalance or going to EA / Evenbalance support page as they will have more help than we will.

Also google your error code. There are thousands of solutions on the internet.
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post #6 of 17
Ok, Calm down and stop bumping every 5minutes. No one will answer and you will get replies like mine.

Give it 24hours before bumping a thread. It is against the TOS.

You will get it working, have faith
    
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How do I manually enable Punkbuster a and b in services?
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If your getting an inadequate O/S error. All you have to do is right click on your bf2 icon, Run as administrator, Thats all.
    
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post #9 of 17
Are you in the servies screen? Follow my instructions to get there. Then,

Right click PnKbstrA and click properties. Change the startup method to automatic. Then, you can do the same for pnkbstrB
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post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by matman40 View Post
How do I manually enable Punkbuster a and b in services?
First, Update PB manually.

Then run: this.

Then restart your computer, hit ctrl+alt+del, select task manager, then check for PnkBstrA.exe or something close ot that.
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