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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2011 11:00 pm 
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You may have seen due to my launchers for those games:
I like playing Battlefield Play4Free and Battlefield Heroes. But since a year I were not able to play, due to a problem with PunkBuster.

I tried reinstalling it again and again, but it never worked. After a while I got kicked from the servers with the message: "pnkbstrb.exe initialization failed"
Once a while I tried again, but after a while it started again: Playing 2 minutes, then getting kicked due to the PunkBuster.

The weird thing was, the PnkbstrB service deactivated itself (I checked it on Windows Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services). I couldn't remove it and I needed to restart and it was gone. Before the restart I wasn't able to reinstall PunkBuster. The "pbsvc.exe" just closed itself after a while.

I tried contacting the Even Balance (the PunkBuster guys) support, but all I should do was to reinstall PunkBuster, disable Anti Virus Scanners and posting the logs. Nothing helped ;).

Now I found the problem, it was Process Explorer my prefered Task Manager. After I shut it down everything worked fine.
After that I wrote into my Trouble Ticket at the Even Balance support:
I found the problem, that Process Explorer seems to be incompatible with Punkbuster.

It just got ignored and I got more instructions to do, including reinstalling PunkBuster... Nice support isn't it?

Solution: Close Process Explorer before starting any PunkBuster game...

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