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Punkbuster!, Windows 7 and Battlefield install problems!

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by catacylsm, Nov 25, 2009.

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  1. catacylsm

    catacylsm Notebook Prophet

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    Quite simple really,

    Windows 7 64bit,
    Wanting to play battlefield 2142,
    Punkbuster (YUK)

    Punkbuster refuses to install, it does not stick itself in the services or anything, which effectively means i get kicked after like 30 seconds of play :(.

    Does anyone know how to activate punkbuster on 7?
     
  2. TomTom2007

    TomTom2007 Notebook Deity

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  3. catacylsm

    catacylsm Notebook Prophet

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    Did yesterday, didnt do a thing, will redo and report back.
     
  4. TomTom2007

    TomTom2007 Notebook Deity

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    If PB is installed, but not running in the background, go to "C:\Windows\System32", double click on "PnkBstrA.exe" to run it, check "Processes" in task manager to make sure.

    Once that's running, run PBSetup again, update the game, reboot.
    Once computer is restarted, check Task Manager to see if "PnkBstrA.exe" is running in Process tab, if not, manually add "PnkBstrA.exe" to the "Start-up" folder, so it will be launched automatically.
     
  5. catacylsm

    catacylsm Notebook Prophet

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    No joy bud, its like they wont even install :/

    Thanks for the help, appreciate it.
     
  6. TomTom2007

    TomTom2007 Notebook Deity

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    Hmmm... that's weird, so you are saying that "PnkBstrA.exe" isn't even in "C:\Windows\System32" directory?

    Ok, disable User Control Access (lowest level), reboot. Right click pbsetup, and run it with Admin right, and see if it installs or not.
     
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    download and run the PBsetup from the link TomTom posted.
    then download and run the PB services installer from this link:
    http://www.evenbalance.com/index.php?page=pbsvcfaq.php

    worked for me.
     
  8. DEagleson

    DEagleson Gamer extraordinaire

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    Well, i know for a fact that the microphone test seems to crash allot on Vista and 7, just go to task mamanger and shut the damn program and the install will proceed as usual.
    Then update Punkbuster from net.
     
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    You guys are legends, with a combination of the update manager and punkbuster service install seems the processes are back, i shall test now and report back,
     
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