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PnkBsterB.exe Failed

RolexXTheJackalX
US Enlisted: 2011-12-27
2012-03-14 22:03
Been close to 4 months now sense iv owned this game and STILL have not been able to play online with my friends due to PnkBsterB.exe failing kicking me every time i try. Even balance and Battle log support was completely useless in helping me fix this and iv read many many many forum post with no fix and others with this problem. Could someone please tell me why it wont work and how to fix it iv tried at least 20 different things nothings worked.

heres a log.

Starting PunkBuster Service Tests (v0.993) (03/14/12 16:59:32)
Checking OS
Windows NT 6.0 (build 6002, Service Pack 2) 32-bit
Checking PnkBstrA service status RUNNING
Checking PnkBstrA Version OK (1036)
Extracting "PnkBstrB.exe" to:
"C:\Users\Seth\AppData\Roaming\PnkBstrB.exe"
OK
Checking firewall settings OFF
Is PnkBstrA explicitly allowed?
C:\Windows\system32\PnkBstrA.exe YES
Is PnkBstrB explicitly allowed?
C:\Windows\system32\PnkBstrB.exe YES
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 16 bytes from 127.0.0.1:44301
Response = 7503 (ms) Version = v1036 WARNING:1
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 = 11513 (ms) PnkBstrB DID NOT start.
Load FAILED.
PnkBstrA.log: PnkBstrA v1036 Service Started Successfully. This service is a component of the PunkBuster Anti-Cheat system. Visit http://www.evenbalance.com [evenbalance.com] for more information.
ERROR: A system-level error occurred while verifying trust.

ERROR: C:\Users\Seth\AppData\Roaming\PnkBstrB.exe does not contain a valid certificate; Load denied.
ERROR: A system-level error occurred while verifying trust.

ERROR: C:\Users\Seth\AppData\Roaming\PnkBstrB.exe does not contain a valid certificate; Load denied.

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\Seth\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 PnkBstrA.log: PnkBstrA v1036 Service Started Successfully. This service is a component of the PunkBuster Anti-Cheat system. Visit http://www.evenbalance.com [evenbalance.com] for more information.
ERROR: A system-level error occurred while verifying trust.

ERROR: C:\Users\Seth\AppData\Roaming\PnkBstrB.exe does not contain a valid certificate; Load denied.
ERROR: A system-level error occurred while verifying trust.

ERROR: C:\Users\Seth\AppData\Roaming\PnkBstrB.exe does not contain a valid certificate; Load denied.

PnkBstrB.log:

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Tests finished.
Ketamine
CA Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2012-03-14 22:07 , edited 2012-03-14 22:30 by Ketamine
have you downloaded pbsetup.exe and manually added bf3 and updated?
http://www.evenbalance.com/index.php?page=pbsetup.php [evenbalance.com]

if you go into task manager services and find punkbusterb does it say running or stopped? try starting it manually

or reinstall pb completely, restart computer and try.
I had the same issue. I ran the pbsvc.exe file and selected the install/re-install option. After I restarted my computer it has worked since.

I'm running on Windows 7, 64-bit. If it will help anyone locating that file, here's the path I had to drill down on my computer:

Computer > OS (C:) > Program Files (x86) > Origin Games > Battlefield 3 > pbsvc.exe
HARDCORE WOOOOOO
ooKALLEoo
DK Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2012-03-14 22:27 , edited 2012-03-14 22:32 by ooKALLEoo
Perhaps there is a fix here you can use, try make it step by step
http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/forum/threadview/2832654489585070511/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]










Have you tried enabling these ports http://help.ea.com/article/online-ports-for-battlefield-3 [help.ea.com] ?
Disable UPnP on the router and pc ?
http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/forum/threadview/2832654347923153950/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]
RolexXTheJackalX
US Enlisted: 2011-12-27
2012-03-15 00:07
Nope none of that worked ethier still got this
Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player 'RolexXTheJackalX' (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrB.exe initialization failed
Ketamine
CA Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2012-03-15 02:44 , edited 2012-03-15 02:47 by Ketamine
RolexXTheJackalX said:
Nope none of that worked ethier still got this
Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player 'RolexXTheJackalX' (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrB.exe initialization failed
have you tried disabling windows UAC and your anti-virus temporarily before installing pb? or install it in safe mode with networking.

what about the service re-install program:
http://www.evenbalance.com/downloads/pbsvc/pbsvc.exe [evenbalance.com]
remember if you're doing that^, the restarting part is very important. i found that out the long hard way troubleshooting for this a while back
uninstall, restart, install, restart. make sure you're running everything as admin

or if that doesn't work, have you read this ?
Do you have any PB files here ? C:\Users\your name\AppData\Local\PunkBuster\BF3\pb
C:\Windows\System32 ....64 bit, C:\windows\syswow64
if yes try

login as an Administrator user,
1. open Windows Explorer and browse to c:\windows\system32
64 bit, you need to browse to c:\windows\syswow64
2. scroll down and find PnkBstrA.exe - PnkBstrB.exe,
3. right-click PnkBstrA.exe - PnkBstrB.exe and choose Properties.
4. click the Compatiblity tab.
5. click the button "Change settings for all users".
6. click the checkbox for "Run this program as an administrator".
7. click the "Ok".
8.Restart your PC

if you google "PnkBstrB.exe does not contain a valid certificate", there are tonsss of hits
HARDCORE WOOOOOO
ooKALLEoo
DK Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2012-03-15 03:37 , edited 2012-03-15 04:02 by ooKALLEoo
RolexXTheJackalX said:
ERROR: A system-level error occurred while verifying trust..

C:\Users\Seth\AppData\Roaming\PnkBstrB.exe ? does not exist.


Another possibility for PunkBuster issues is an outdated certificate database:
Since PunkBuster services are digitally signed, if your computer has not been updated with recent certificates, it's possible the services will fail to load. Most of the time a simple Windows Update will insure that your computer is using the latest certificates. More information about these certificates can be found Here:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822798 [support.microsoft.com]

Windows Not Update ? Did you run WindowsUpdate as suggested in the PunkBuster Troubleshooting guide? You may have to run it several times, unntil there are no new updates for your system.


http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822798 [support.microsoft.com]
or a corrupted file. press fix it half down the page



pirate copy ? can not be Update ? Buy windows 7/64
MPS137
GB Enlisted: 2011-10-29
2012-03-19 16:46
I had the same issue, my updated virus software picked up PnkBstrB as a virus and quarantined it. I restored it from the virus vault and re-booted and all is well.
Bnut19
CA Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2012-04-08 22:25
MPS137 said:
I had the same issue, my updated virus software picked up PnkBstrB as a virus and quarantined it. I restored it from the virus vault and re-booted and all is well.


worked for me!! thanks
 
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