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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, https://www.techspot.com/vb/topic33297.html
    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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