RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBst

Relaxntaken0tes
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2011-12-08 01:24
Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player 'Relaxntaken0tes' (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrA.exe

Keep getting this now, it was working fine last night and after the patch not sure what happend.
Akrita5
AU Enlisted: 2011-10-30
2011-12-19 11:07
same here ??????
BagMnTagM
Enlisted: 2011-11-13
2011-12-20 00:32
And here?????
gizzel345
Enlisted: 2011-12-01
2011-12-21 05:20
and here, $65 and countless hours later. DAMN it never again!
Nighthook
AU Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2011-12-21 07:36 , edited 2011-12-21 11:19 by Nighthook
just got my new PC today, installed, and BAM got this...bf3 was working fine yesterday.

anyone know if we should/can just use an old version of pb?

EDIT:
i think this thread fixed my problem, it MIGHT help u guys too
http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/forum/threadview/2832654624781377755/#!/bf3/forum/threadview/2832654347763574034/ [battlelog.battlefield.com]
Vakecer
Enlisted: 2011-10-28
2011-12-21 18:34
Got back from work and finally got the time to play a little and this happen

PunkBuster kicked player 'Juminarie' (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrA.exe

Now I'm forced to play CoD instead god danmit.. sucks sucks... :-(
Shooms
AU Enlisted: 2011-11-08
2011-12-23 09:24
Same here. This is such bullshit. Im over all the various connection errors.
TheRealVulcan
FI Enlisted: 2011-10-28
2011-12-23 12:31
Same here
PsykoGerda
Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-12-23 13:44
Same
Freespace303
US Enlisted: 2011-10-29
2011-12-23 14:50
not working for me either
PsykoGerda
Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2011-12-23 15:02
this worked for me: Un-install battlefield, and install it again. Then follow this guide: http://help.ea.com/article/battlefield-3-punkbuster-error [help.ea.com]

And remember to let pnkbrstrA.exe pass through your firewall. all of It helped for me..
stwan8
Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2011-12-24 17:17
Same. What i need to do?
ghos7bear
Enlisted: 2012-01-05
2012-01-05 20:44
PsykoGerda said:
this worked for me: Un-install battlefield, and install it again. Then follow this guide: http://help.ea.com/article/battlefield-3-punkbuster-error [help.ea.com]

And remember to let pnkbrstrA.exe pass through your firewall. all of It helped for me..
Worked for me
Quarasique_88
RU Enlisted: 2011-11-15
2012-01-09 09:45
PsykoGerda said:
this worked for me: Un-install battlefield, and install it again. Then follow this guide: http://help.ea.com/article/battlefield-3-punkbuster-error [help.ea.com]

And remember to let pnkbrstrA.exe pass through your firewall. all of It helped for me..
Worked for me too
milanoverdose
BR Enlisted: 2012-01-09
2012-01-13 00:46 , edited 2012-01-13 20:21 by milanoverdose
Just run this program that reinstal pb, there's no need to reinstall the all game!! this program worked 4 me... http://www.evenbalance.com/downloads/pbsvc/pbsvc.exe [evenbalance.com]

Remember to be carefull using programs that clean registers like registrybooster, they erase the PbkBstrA.exe !!!
TheJorrit
NL Enlisted: 2011-11-17
2012-01-14 14:23
Thank you man! ABle to play BC2 and BF3 again! Lots of love.
Ragecapped
DE Enlisted: 2011-11-10
2012-01-14 16:32
In other Forums it says that its when the admins on the server you want to join, dont have the newest patch installed, and thats the reason why
GrokD
Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2012-01-24 09:49
got same problem today, how come there's so many problems in BF3...
nuar1984
MY Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2012-01-24 10:07
Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player 'khairuleag' (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrA.exe
mihana007
RU Enlisted: 2012-01-05
2012-01-24 14:02
Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player 'MIHANA007' (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrB.exe driver failure (PnkBstrK.sys) ffab