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?
nothing more to say :) install above and add game run update and Baaamm you can play again :)
I have tried that and it is still not working for me
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
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
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.
punkbuster is the crappiest program I have ever dealt with since BF1942.
2011-12-25 08:15 , edited 2011-12-25 20:54 by De-Croissant
Not working for me! Fucking raging right now...
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!!!
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 !
FUCK PUNKBUSTER YOU FUCKING SHITHEADS
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.
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.
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...
!! 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