I have tied running as admin and compability mode for bf2 and still it will kick me and give me that message. I even uninstalled and reinstalled everything to no extent. I have tried adding pnkbstra.exe and pnkbstrb.exe to the firewall settings and still nothing. Any thoughts?
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I had the same exact problem that you did....same error and everything. I finally found out that pnkbstra.exe and pnkbstrb.exe were not installed as services on Windows 7. I had to download the manual punkbuster service installer and run that. Afterwards, I made sure that the punkbuster services were running (set on automatic) and then I was able to play BF2 again without being kicked!
Hello all i have one problem. i dont know much about computers and that stuffs. maby someone here can tell me what can i do. I instal win7 on my PC and wanna play Wolfenstine enemy territory and everytime when i connect on some server i got kicked coz of pnkbstra.exe something like this: INITIALIZATION FAILED or pnkbstra.exe HEART BEAT stopped... so if someone knows what i need to do please tell me because im going crazy here... like i said i dont know much about PC and other stuffs and my eanglish sucks btw