Punkbuster Kick: Service Communication Failure

sixtusquinn
US Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2011-12-15 21:28
I got this message after trying to join three games in Back to Karkand: Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player 'sixtusquinn' (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrA.exe

Anyone know what's up with this?
DanSold
DE Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-12-15 21:38
download and install PBSetup.


http://www.evenbalance.com/index.php?page=dl-bf3.php [evenbalance.com]
00zo
NL Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2011-12-15 21:40
nothing more to say :) install above and add game run update and Baaamm you can play again :)

peace
XX_-HELLFIRE-_XX
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2011-12-16 21:02
I have tried that and it is still not working for me
sixtusquinn
US Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2011-12-20 18:56 , edited 2011-12-20 19:28 by sixtusquinn
Okay, downloaded, let's see how well this works.

Nope, didn't work. Still getting: Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player 'sixtusquinn' (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrA.exe

Okay, got it working again. EA has a site for this: https://help.ea.com/article/battlefield-3-punkbuster-error [help.ea.com]
cleenskin
AU Enlisted: 2011-11-01
2011-12-22 00:39 , edited 2011-12-22 01:00 by cleenskin
Do what this guy said ^ https://help.ea.com/article/battlefield-3-punkbuster-error [help.ea.com]

PBsvc is the secret here. make sure to do that ; )

after 2 days of trying to fix this yeeha

RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrA.exe GAME MANAGER Error




Merry xmas to all those who got bf3 for xmas, sorry to say you'll get your day ruined after downloading massive updates and then not being able to play.

Where is Guy Fawkes when you need him.

go here
https://help.ea.com/article/battlefield-3-punkbuster-error [help.ea.com]
xlyesterdaylx
Enlisted: 2011-11-26
2011-12-23 00:16
punkbuster is the crappiest program I have ever dealt with since BF1942.
De-Croissant
CZ Enlisted: 2011-12-25
2011-12-25 08:15 , edited 2011-12-25 20:54 by De-Croissant
It's working
skystuntz
US Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2011-12-28 00:42
Not working for me! Fucking raging right now...
Spearhead84
Enlisted: 2011-12-03
2012-01-21 14:38
FUCK this is such a Fucking piece of crap!
why is it not working? what am i paying money for??
i want to play not waste my freakin time with updates!!!
flair007
RU Enlisted: 2011-11-07
2012-01-21 14:52
Today i´m getting always kicked by PB, because of "violation"... What does this mean? How can i stop that?
Evenbalance is installed and up to date....
Need help !
wenjie959
MY Enlisted: 2011-12-24
2012-01-25 10:20
FUCK PUNKBUSTER YOU FUCKING SHITHEADS
woody1080
AU Enlisted: 2011-11-07
2012-01-26 01:29
I don't know about you guys, but this worked for me
http://help.ea.com/article/battlefield-3-punkbuster-error [help.ea.com]
Probably worth a try, and just keep posting this to people if it does work for you :)
C4LIBRA
Enlisted: 2011-12-25
2012-01-26 01:33
DanSold said:
download and install PBSetup.


http://www.evenbalance.com/index.php?page=dl-bf3.php [evenbalance.com]


didnt work for me.... im up to date... my friend is up to date and he's not had ANY problems..... wtf?
NinjaQuick
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2012-01-26 01:34
C4LIBRA said:
DanSold said:
download and install PBSetup.


http://www.evenbalance.com/index.php?page=dl-bf3.php [evenbalance.com]
didnt work for me.... im up to date... my friend is up to date and he's not had ANY problems..... wtf?
reboot
log out of origin
try a different browser
reboot some moar
GraveOnion
GB Enlisted: 2011-12-27
2012-01-27 21:03
OK guys.

I had this same problem yesterday when I uninstalled my BF3 from my C drive where I accidentally had it installed previously. I had the game there for over a month with no problems with punkbuster except the error that I was kicked by an admin. But after I had installed BF3 again to my D drive I started having the punkbuster error:
Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player 'playername' (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrA.exe

I tried multiple thing and none worked. I checked the PB and the reason why that error occurs is that the port for PB is getting blocked for some reason. After Re installing the on C drive all my errors went away and now the game works just fine.

Don't know if this is a universal fix, but give it try. Hope I could be of some assistance.
Ikone7
HU Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2012-09-12 20:22
I've had this error a few times, and noticed that probably some minor change in the PB registry is screwing things up... Uninstall pb, clean/defrag registry, reboot, reinstall that crappy thing, and you're good to go.
gabriel_vieiraf
BR Enlisted: 2012-08-20
2012-10-15 16:41
since I bought this fucking game, I cant have it working for more than 1 day without crashing and giving me some kind of problem. maybe I should have gone with Call of Duty...
SirHacksThe2nd
LT Enlisted: 2012-06-21
2012-12-09 16:55
FIX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This helped me
1. Go to the Bf3 application folder. (C:\Program Files\Origin Games\Battlefield) (for me its D:\Program Files\Battlefield 3)
2. Locate the "pb" folder.
3. Delete the content of the "pb" folder but DO NOT delete the folder itself.
4. dowbnload manual pb updater from http://www.evenbalance.com/index.php?page=pbsetup.php [evenbalance.com] and update bf3

But its not fixed yet
In the same location C:\Program Files\Origin Games\Battlefield (For me its D:\Program Files\Battlefield 3) their is a pbsvc exe file (not in the pb folder)which is an install/repair file, run this, if it only runs for 6 or so lines it hasnt reinstalled properly if runs right through it should be ok.
Ly5yyy
RU Enlisted: 2012-12-08
2012-12-11 14:42
!! Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player 'playername' (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrA.exe


Hi I see you have a problem with what I had and so I see a C :/ Windows / System32 / LogFiles / PunkBuster and how you in this folder are files or your firewall is doing something with PunkBuster will enter the system and turn off Firewall and it should work (I help) Regards