also close any programs that you do not need running in your task manager ( CTRL/ALT/DELETE ) and close anything that saids owner, but leave systems and networks alone, and disable all your start up programs ( really don't need them to load up ) in your msconfig
cool thanks i got it working, had to get rid of mcaffe. thatnks alot for your help!!!!
well it's been a long road but i'm gladd that you got it working, now go play and have some fun and report for duty soldier lol :beer: :cya:
I didn't make it!
The same thing is happening to me except in bf2142. Does the same procedure count?
I had the same problem also but I started to look around on my computer and found that punkbuster had installed some files to the wrong directory so I deleted them and reinstalled it seems to be ok now p.s. I ran bunkbuster instead of the normal downloading it and running it maybe thats the problem ???
Note #2: If you are being kicked for a "Communication Failure" it is likely that something on your computer is preventing the PnkBstr services from communicating with each other.
A common cause for this is a security or anti-virus program. McAfee and other popular security/firewall programs need to be told to allow the PnkBstrA and PnkBstrB services to run without restriction (even if you turn them off while playing). Until you locate and remove the restrictions on PnkBstrA and B, you will continue to be kicked for this.
If you've never manually installed the PunkBuster services, you might want to try that as well. Download the service installer from http://www.evenbalance.com/downloads/pbsvc/pbsvc.exe and run it. You might also want to reinstall the services using this tool.
Please make sure that both PnkBstrA.exe and PnkBstrB.exe services are set to start automatically every time your computer starts. Go to: Start menu, Settings, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services and change PnkBstrA and PnkBstrB to start automatically
Ha ha so this is why BF2 and BF2142 have got so slow since i got this new computer because on my old one it didnt use Mcaffe but this one does. Thank guys you fixed me too!