Greetings all

By crazbazdad
Aug 14, 2009
  1. i am a long time PC user who still seems to nothing about his computer and manages to have problems.
    I currently have a Window xp on a AMd 64 single processor 3200
    it works fine but....
  2. crazbazdad

    crazbazdad TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I like to play onnline games
    and punkbuster is a real problem
    it run inconsistanly and i get a service communication failure often almost always
    some times if i turn the computer off and thenrestart i can play with out a problem for an hour. Sooner or later the failure reappears.
    I have filed the problem with evenbalance and they tell me it is likely a firewall. allow permissions and it will be ok.. I have allowed permission for window firewall. I amnot sure if i have any other firewall s running. How can i check for this.

    any expereince with this problem? i see people with the same problem everywhere on the game blogs.
    It is frustrating...
  3. strategic

    strategic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,020

    Welcome to T/S!!! :D
    As for your problem,
    What type of internet conncection do you have?
    What security software do you use?
    What are your computer specs?
    Please visit,
    If you post this in the proper forum along with the info, someone should be able to help ;)
  4. crazbazdad

    crazbazdad TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Punkbuster Communication Error

    i read a thread you posted on this very problem related to pnkbstr K driver error
    i am having a similar problem.
    i read through your responses and i have not been able to solve my problem.

    my os is xp home
    i am using a windows firewall. not sure how to detect any other firewall on my system?
    my internet link is via a external wireless communication transmitter with a fixed ip address to xplornet in Canada. I have had this for 3 years and this problem has just become a problem in the last 6 months.
    I believe it is a DSL link
    about 3meg /minute download and 1mb /upload
    latency is about 40-70 millseconds
    I live in a remote location and no land line connection is available.

    my fire wall is Windows
    i use Stopzilla anti spy ware
    i use Speeedup my computer 2009 to optimize.

    There are two punkbuster drivers that reside in Windows 32; pnkbstr A and B
    and they seem to come on when i boot up the computer and log into windows.
    my game COD5 and COD 4 Battlefield all indicate a punkbuster communication failure.

    I am not sure what to do?
    i have reloaded punkkbuster several times. hope you might be able to help this old dog with some new tricks

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