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HappyBippy
28-04-2012, 06:33 PM
Well I play BFBC2 every now and then really starting to get back into it and its been a while and I thought well why not. 10 minutes later i realized why not. Well here's the deal I will join a sever be on and my friend timed it 2 minutes and 18 seconds then get kicked the error message is something like kicked for 0 minutes Restriction pnkbstrB.exe failed to communicate. So then I Scourged the internet to find a fix and i found one did every thing it said and when it gets to the part to reinstall PunkBuster I launch pbsvc and go through the steps here's exactly what happens
"C:\Users\Mezura00\AppData\Roaming\PnkBstrB.exe"
OK
Checking firewall settings Checking if PnkBstrB is running NOT RUNNING
Getting port for PnkBstrA OK (44301)
Opening socket for packet send OK
Sending version packet to PnkBstrA SENT
Receiving version from PnkBstrA OK
Received 6 bytes from 127.0.0.1:44301
Response = 7020 (ms) Version = v1032
Getting PnkBstrB install instance NOT FOUND
Sending start packet to PnkBstrA SENT
Waiting for packet from PnkBstrA OK
Received 3 bytes from 127.0.0.1:44301
Response = 11045 (ms) PnkBstrB DID NOT start.
Load FAILED.
PnkBstrA.log: r:1078)
[04.28.2012 10:03:52] ERROR: Failed to load PnkBstrB (error:1078)
[04.28.2012 10:04:07] ERROR: Failed to load PnkBstrB (error:1078)
[04.28.2012 10:04:25] ERROR: Failed to load PnkBstrB (error:1078)
[04.28.2012 10:04:40] ERROR: Failed to load PnkBstrB (error:1078)
[04.28.2012 10:04:45] ERROR: Failed to load PnkBstrB (error:1078)
[04.28.2012 10:05:42] PnkBstrA v1032 Service Started Successfully. This service is a component of the PunkBuster Anti-Cheat system. Visit http://www.evenbalance.com for more information.
[04.28.2012 10:05:51] ERROR: Failed to load PnkBstrB (error:1078)

Watching for PnkBstrB instance change (0) TIMEOUT
Getting port for PnkBstrB FAILED
Sending version packet to PnkBstrB SENT
Receiving version from PnkBstrB TIMEOUT
Checking PnkBstrK driver status NOT FOUND
Extracting new PnkBstrK to:
"C:\Users\Mezura00\AppData\Roaming\PnkBstrK.sys"
OK
Sending load packet to PnkBstrB SENT
Checking PnkBstrK driver status NOT FOUND
Manually stopping PnkBstrB FAILED - no handle
Removing test PnkBstrB file OK
PnkBstrA.log: r:1078)
[04.28.2012 10:03:52] ERROR: Failed to load PnkBstrB (error:1078)
[04.28.2012 10:04:07] ERROR: Failed to load PnkBstrB (error:1078)
[04.28.2012 10:04:25] ERROR: Failed to load PnkBstrB (error:1078)
[04.28.2012 10:04:40] ERROR: Failed to load PnkBstrB (error:1078)
[04.28.2012 10:04:45] ERROR: Failed to load PnkBstrB (error:1078)
[04.28.2012 10:05:42] PnkBstrA v1032 Service Started Successfully. This service is a component of the PunkBuster Anti-Cheat system. Visit http://www.evenbalance.com for more information.
[04.28.2012 10:05:51] ERROR: Failed to load PnkBstrB (error:1078)

PnkBstrB.log: [EMPTY]

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Tests finished.

As you can see pnkbstrb.exe never gets installed. I have no idea why and i even tried manually downloading pnkbstrb.exe myself and putting it where it goes to no avail. I then went into services in administrative tools to manually start it and every time I try to start it it says it doesn't exists. Please help me.

Highway
01-05-2012, 12:37 PM
So you downloaded PBsetup and installed it manually with admin rights (right click on launch to get that option), added and clicked update to the game list on it, then opened PnkBstrA and PnkBstrB on windows firewall manually? if so then the blame is likely the router configuration or settings.... often I find you need PING enabled as well.

HappyBippy
16-05-2012, 01:54 AM
Well I think part of the problem is the fact that my firewall is dead. There's really no other way to explain it it won't let me change nay settings it just says I'm using improper settings and there's a button that says restore settings and I click that and a window pops up and says failed to change settings. Another part of the problem is this.
Checking user is Administrator OK
Checking Administrator privileges OK
Opening Service Control Manager OK
Searching for PnkBstrA Found - OK
Extracting PnkBstrA service OK
Verifying service authenticity OK
Installing PunkBuster service OK
Installed at "C:\Windows\system32\PnkBstrA.exe"
serviceInstallFile does exist
Checking PunkBuster service status STOPPED
Starting PunkBuster service OK
Adding firewall rule for PnkBstrA Installation Finished.

Please click "Next" to test the PunkBuster services.

Also it's not just Battlefield any game that uses Punkbuster. like Black Light Redemption, and APB Reloaded. I also have more than one virus which is probably also part of the problem so in the next couple of weeks I'm going to wipe my hard drive and start from scratch. but if someone knows how I can fix the prob without loosing all my stuff that would be great.

wildeggy
16-05-2012, 08:33 AM
i would say get rid of your punk buster turn your firewall of and download punk buster but the virsion before and when it done let it update it self that should solve your problem