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crunchyjoe
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-05-2014

Kicked from every server I join (Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrB.exe initialization failed)

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 Every time I try to play on a server I will end up being kicked and presented with the following error message(s)

 

"Error: Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player 'CrunchyJoe' (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrB.exe initialization failed"
 
or what was being shown before reinstalling BF4:
 
"Error: Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player 'CrunchyJoe' (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrA.exe initialization failed"
 
I have tried multiple solutions shown on various threads, including:
-reinstalling BF4
-disabling firewall
-unblocking all punkbuster files in Windows Security Essentials
-moving pbsetup.exe and PBsvc.exe to the BF4 directory, updating/reinstalling the program and adding BF4 to the game list
-moving PnkBstrA.exe and PnkBstrB.exe from C:\Windows\SysWOW64 to C:\Windows\System32 and reinitializing PunkBuster.
 
the only remaining solution I have seen is a problem with Process explorer (following link)
 
 
 
which I do not have installed on my computer unless it's a hidden program that automatically downloads with windows update (please tell me if that is so)
 
so far I am very frustrated that I am unable to play the game I payed for and I am considering getting a refund if this problem can't be fixed.
 
 
 
 
 
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crunchyjoe
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎01-05-2014

Re: Kicked from every server I join (Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrB.exe initialization fail

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