okay, for everyone having this issue this is what you do....i do this everytime i reformat my computer to play COD4 and it works 100% everytime, this is a manual
update of your Pb files for COD4...
first you go to www.evenbalance.com
youll see all the versions of punkbuster listed along the right hand side. Go to Call Of Duty 4 and it should bring up the support page....this page:http://evenbalance.com/index.php?page=support-cod4.php
in that page you should see somthing that says "Software Updates: Download
"...click on download
you will then be taken to the download page,... this page:http://evenbalance.com/index.php?page=dl-cod4.php
you will see two security files, one for players and one for admins.
|For Players Filename: pbsec.htm
For Admins Filename: pbsecsv.htm
..click on "for players
then you will be taken to a page that has a bunch of numbers some site code i believe. Dont make the mistake of thinking you have all ready made a mistake, your suppose to see this. It will show instructins on how to update your pb from there;http://evenbalance.com/downloads/cod4/pbsec.htm
the instructions read...
|To Manually update your local PunkBuster Security Files, choose "Save As" from your Web Browser's "File" Menu and explore to find your game folder and the subfolder called "pb", then save this file in that location ([game path]/pb/pbsec.htm or [game path]/pb/pbsecsv.htm). The next time you start your game, your PunkBuster will have the latest security information necessary to accept auto-updates from PB Servers.
thats it, thats all you need to do, go to file, save page, and save it in your pb folder in the directory of where you installed COD4. After that all should be good. I hope this fixes your problem and any one else who is having this issue.