View Full Version : Issues with BF2142 Punkbuster w/ Vista

08-11-07, 11:47 AM
I'm having problems with the PB client with BF 2142 on my system (see sig). The game runs fine, but within 10 minutes I get booted by Punkbuster, and this happens all the time. Any ideas on how to fix this? I tried going to PB's site and downloading their updating software, but that doesn't work.

08-11-07, 12:13 PM
This helped me:

I downloaded the auto update program from pb, and placed that exe in my bf2142 pb folder, and ran it from there
it put in all the updates...and walah, i can play :D

08-11-07, 12:23 PM
Thanks, but I tried that as well. I keep on getting an error message now after joining a server, something like RESTRICTED: Failure communication : PnkBstrA.exe or something.

Funny I don't see a PnkBstrA.exe anywhere. Any ideas anyone? It never showed that message before I manually tried installing PB. :(

08-11-07, 12:26 PM
Try reinstalling the game?
And then reupdating pb?

08-11-07, 12:31 PM
Did it 3 times. :( Ugh.

08-11-07, 01:03 PM
did you try to run the game as admin? right click the short-cut and in properties select run as administrator

08-12-07, 03:39 AM
Im having the same problem, but with XP. I heard manually updating PB can fix the map load crashing problem (I have it in SP, not in MP, but I thought it was worth a shot anyway). Well, now, I can't join any server and get the same error message. This game has been giving me trouble since the day I bought it, I don't know why, everything else on my machine works.:thumbdwn:

08-12-07, 03:42 AM
Try running this utility: