Punkbuster keeps kicking me out of BF4

AzraelTheMorbid
US Enlisted: 2011-12-26
2013-11-07 03:29
Aside from the extremely frequent crashes I've been experiencing with BF4, just an hour ago i started having some real problems with punkbuster kicking me out of every server i join. I'll get a message that reads as:

ERROR
Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player 'AzraelTheMorbid' (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrA.exe

I've double and triple checked that punkbuster was up to date and did a fresh reinstall of punkbuster and also did a repair install of BF4 and nothing worked. Any hep would be appreciated
TwoHandedZamboni
Enlisted: 2012-01-09
2013-11-07 03:33 , edited 2013-11-07 03:33 by TwoHandedZamboni
Uninstall and re-install PB using this.

http://www.evenbalance.com/downloads/pbsvc/pbsvc.exe [evenbalance.com]

Also, make sure your firewall is not blocking PnkBstr A or B
sbrdr1907
Enlisted: 2011-10-26
2013-11-07 03:41
I did all that and made sure that its allowed, is there anything else I can do or just wait for another update from dice lol
TwoHandedZamboni said:
Uninstall and re-install PB using this.

http://www.evenbalance.com/downloads/pbsvc/pbsvc.exe [evenbalance.com]

Also, make sure your firewall is not blocking PnkBstr A or B
xOrangeMarmalade
SG Enlisted: 2013-10-01
2013-11-07 03:43
FYI theres a new update on PB so yah. current ver. 3.7
Ranger302
US Enlisted: 2012-04-25
2013-11-07 03:43
sounds simple, but did you restart you pc? I have had to do that in bf3 to get it to work.
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TwoHandedZamboni
Enlisted: 2012-01-09
2013-11-07 03:50
sbrdr1907 said:
I did all that and made sure that its allowed, is there anything else I can do or just wait for another update from dice lol
TwoHandedZamboni said:
Uninstall and re-install PB using this.

http://www.evenbalance.com/downloads/pbsvc/pbsvc.exe [evenbalance.com]

Also, make sure your firewall is not blocking PnkBstr A or B


You can also download pbsetup from evenbalance and try that.
And like Ranger says, remember to reboot afterwards.
jdeck56
Enlisted: 2011-12-29
2013-11-07 04:16 , edited 2013-11-07 04:16 by jdeck56
I've been playing the game fine since launch and just today i'm getting the same error message

Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player 'jdeck56' (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrA.exe
U_Blinked2
US Enlisted: 2011-10-25
2013-11-07 04:18 , edited 2013-11-07 04:26 by U_Blinked2
Hey try this it just worked for me!!!!!!! And this was after I had uninstalled and reinstalled punkbuster. I think using the original version on the game is why it stopped.

I’m told my Punkbuster version is out of date or not installed
If you receive an error telling you that your Punkbuster is either out of date or not installed when trying to start your game:
•Head to the Battlefield 4 installation folder, C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 4 by default, then find the _Installer folder.
•In _Installer, find and navigate into the Punkbuster folder, and from there, into the redist folder.
Find and run pbsvc.exe to update or repair your Punkbuster installation.
jdeck56
Enlisted: 2011-12-29
2013-11-07 04:37
U_BlinKed2 said:
Hey try this it just worked for me!!!!!!! And this was after I had uninstalled and reinstalled punkbuster. I think using the original version on the game is why it stopped.

I’m told my Punkbuster version is out of date or not installed
If you receive an error telling you that your Punkbuster is either out of date or not installed when trying to start your game:
•Head to the Battlefield 4 installation folder, C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 4 by default, then find the _Installer folder.
•In _Installer, find and navigate into the Punkbuster folder, and from there, into the redist folder.
Find and run pbsvc.exe to update or repair your Punkbuster installation.



This fixed my issue as well thank you!!!!!
nevlos1
CA Enlisted: 2012-09-04
2013-11-07 04:42
Check this page if you are still having problems

https://help.ea.com/article/punkbuster-technical-issues [help.ea.com]
DecisionN7
US Enlisted: 2012-09-17
2013-11-30 01:09
Yeah punkbuster fix worked for me too... Punkbuster causes problems for all the games that use it..
Zemtex4
SE Enlisted: 2011-10-27
2013-12-14 15:04
Damn I have tried EVERYTHING.

ERROR
Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player 'Zemtex4' (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrB.exe initialization failed


This is the ERROR I get the whole time. Started yesterday friday the 13th go figure...


I have tried reinstalling punkbuster several times using all the methods stated above. Nothing is working.
I repaired the BF4 installation and I even RE-downloaded the game did everything AGAIN and still it does not work.

But there is one thing that I notice with my ERROR that is different and that is the file name. On mine it says PnkBstrB and not A.

Do anyone have a solution to this? I have tried almost everything except reinstalling Windows. I do not know what to do! :(
DeclanNic
Enlisted: 2013-12-13
2013-12-14 16:33
hello everyone i had the same thing wrong with mine but it is easily fixed. just watch my video it will help you out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3b4adZ5v6_c [youtube.com] . so please everyone like this and post on forums so that we can get it out there. Thanks
zombieboy543
Enlisted: 2013-12-25
2013-12-26 20:45
thanks for the uninstall and re-install PB thing. it worked!!
thanks TwoHandedZamboni
EhMantishrimp
Enlisted: 2013-12-25
2013-12-26 20:46
thanx that got rid of the problem! :D
XxCoOlBr33zExX
US Enlisted: 2011-10-28
2013-12-26 21:57
Search feature on the site does wonders but all you had to do is run the pbsvc that's in the pb folder to restart punk buster b and a
tracker106
Enlisted: 2013-12-29
2013-12-31 00:15
champion working now thanks
MILKMANxAWESOME
Enlisted: 2012-12-28
2013-12-31 02:16
My error was:

Error

Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player 'MILKMANxAWESOME' (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Corrupted Module Header: d3d9.dll

I have no idea what that means...
SHNARPH
DE Enlisted: 2011-10-24
2013-12-31 02:20
MILKMANxAWESOME said:
My error was:

Error

Game disconnected: you were kicked by PunkBuster. Stated reason: PunkBuster kicked player 'MILKMANxAWESOME' (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Corrupted Module Header: d3d9.dll

I have no idea what that means...


Reinstalling PB could help....
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koolkalier
Enlisted: 2013-12-29
2013-12-31 08:36
I love how the creator still has not replied! :P