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Battlefield 4 Keeps kicking me for punkbuster

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Battlefield 4 Keeps kicking me for punkbuster

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I keep getting kicked from every server within the first 5 minutes for a Punkbuster communication failure.

 

I have researched and updated my punkbuster, i have deleted my pb files in bf4 and updated i have allowed them in my firewalls.

 

It all started when i updated my battlefield 2 punkbuster last night and now it wont let me play this morning. 

 

Help! Would like to play on this boring sunday. 

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Ok, first delete the game completely, delete everything about the game on your PC. Second, delete your PB completely, leave no trace of it on your PC. Third, delete Origin completely, remove everything about it. After you do this, perform a clean boot of your Windows program. On how to do that, see this page here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135 .

 

After you are finished, download Origin from this site: https://www.origin.com/en-ie/store/-ANW.html (press "Download" in the top left corner of the page), and install it.

 

Then do this steps (do not install the game from the disc):

 

1.Go to Origin.

2.Log with the account, you registered your game on.

3.Go to "My Games" section of origin.

4.Press your game icon.

5.Press "Download".

5.After it is finished, install it and update it and you are all set to go.

 

For expansions: 

 

1.Go to Origin.

2.Log with the account, you first registered your game on.

3.Go to "My Games" section of origin.

4.Press your game icon.

5.Press "View Game Details" or the "i" button.

6.Scroll down and you will see your expansions, in your game expansion set.

7.Press your game expansion icon.

8.Press download.

9.When it is finished, install it and update it and you are all set to go.

 

After you have finished, try to play the game. Also before you start, delete your browser history.

 

If the error is still there, do all the steps above again and it should work.

 

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Re: Battlefield 4 Keeps kicking me for punkbuster

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First, do this steps: http://help.ea.com/en/article/battlefield-4-punkbuster-troubleshooting/ .

 

Also, try this additional steps, if the above does not work:

 

1. Open windows firewall
2. Click advanced settings( on the left) and then inbound (also left)
3. Find PnkbstrA.exe and PnkbstrB.exe (if you have two of both, its fine)
4. Right click on each of them>properties>programs and services
5. Make sure that "all programs that meet the specifications" is checked
6. Then go to the "Advanced" tab and check all 3 boxes. Domain, Private and Public.
7. REMEMBER TO DO THIS FOR ALL PnkBstr Files. Then save and quit.
8. Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 4 and delete "Pb" folder.
9. Go to these 2 links:
http://websec.evenbalance.com/downloader/download.php?file=1
http://www.evenbalance.com/downloads/pbsvc/pbsvc.exe
10. Download and install both
11. Run Pbsetup.exe (the first link)
12. Add a game (eg. bf4)
13. Check for updates.

 

As you say you did that with BF2, see this page as well: http://help.ea.com/en/article/punkbuster-technical-issues/ . This page is also for BF2 in detail: http://help.ea.com/en/article/RN5280/ .

 

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Re: Battlefield 4 Keeps kicking me for punkbuster

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Open the Windows Services list

To open the Services list:

  1. Open a run box. 
  2. Type services.msc and press return.

Start PnkBstrA service

  1. Select PnkBstrA from the list.
  2. Click the start button from the menu bar(or right click Start):

 Restart PnkBstrA(if it's already running)

  1. Select PnkBstrA from the list.
  2. Click the restart button from the menu bar(or right click Restart) :
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Re: Battlefield 4 Keeps kicking me for punkbuster

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When i run the pbsvc.exe in the installer folder i get, a error saying cant open file "C:\Windows\system32\logfiles\punkbuster\\PNKBSTR.log" (error 2; the system cannot find the file specified.

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Re: Battlefield 4 Keeps kicking me for punkbuster

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anybody?

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Re: Battlefield 4 Keeps kicking me for punkbuster

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Hi, go to ORIGIN > MY GAMES and right click on the Battlefield4 icon. Then choose 'REPAIR INSTALL'

When its completed go back and try to reinstall Punkbuster.

 

And heres the steps to do that:
-Reinstall Punkbuster.
Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 4 and select pbsv.exe . Choose 'reinstall'
Install advice for Punkbuster https://help.ea.com/uk/article/punkbuster-technical-issues

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Re: Battlefield 4 Keeps kicking me for punkbuster

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Ok, I reparied the game through origin. I then opened the pbsv.exe and clicked install/re-install punkbuster service and got a pop saying the same thing i posted earlier.

 

Can't open file "C:\Windows\system32\PnkBstrB.exe" (error 32: the process cannt access the file because it is being used by another process

 

when i clicked the link you gave me and look through the services.msc and i cant even find the punkbstrb.exe file in there only the A file. 

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Re: Battlefield 4 Keeps kicking me for punkbuster

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anybody again? id like to play today

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Re: Battlefield 4 Keeps kicking me for punkbuster

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Ok, first delete the game completely, delete everything about the game on your PC. Second, delete your PB completely, leave no trace of it on your PC. Third, delete Origin completely, remove everything about it. After you do this, perform a clean boot of your Windows program. On how to do that, see this page here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135 .

 

After you are finished, download Origin from this site: https://www.origin.com/en-ie/store/-ANW.html (press "Download" in the top left corner of the page), and install it.

 

Then do this steps (do not install the game from the disc):

 

1.Go to Origin.

2.Log with the account, you registered your game on.

3.Go to "My Games" section of origin.

4.Press your game icon.

5.Press "Download".

5.After it is finished, install it and update it and you are all set to go.

 

For expansions: 

 

1.Go to Origin.

2.Log with the account, you first registered your game on.

3.Go to "My Games" section of origin.

4.Press your game icon.

5.Press "View Game Details" or the "i" button.

6.Scroll down and you will see your expansions, in your game expansion set.

7.Press your game expansion icon.

8.Press download.

9.When it is finished, install it and update it and you are all set to go.

 

After you have finished, try to play the game. Also before you start, delete your browser history.

 

If the error is still there, do all the steps above again and it should work.

 

If this helps, please click the white XP button and to give me some XP.
If this solves your question, click the green solution button and mark it as solution so it can help others with the same problem.

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Re: Battlefield 4 Keeps kicking me for punkbuster

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Ok i dont wanna interfear but to save the some man time, DONT delete you whole game.. and donwload it again.

 

Just go to Control panel/Programs and features, remove PunkBuster Services.

 

Then run CCcleaner to clean your registry, besure to say YES to the question to make a copy when you press clean registry.

 

Then run pbsvc.exe, But now run it as administrator by right clicking on it. And Press run as Administrator.

 

Then press install. 

 

It should install just fine know.

 

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