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04-12-2013, 22:48
Battlefield 4 the game quits after 30 seconds the screen goes black with a flashing cursor on the right side. I have just updated punkbuster just to make sure but this has had no effect.
There is no error message so I have no idea what is causing this? Could it be the windows 8.1 update IDK but ill post up a fix ASAP

04-12-2013, 23:30
This was a punkbuster issues with windows 8.1 I have just fixed mine you can do this fix for all games that use punkbuster so to find this files search your computer for pbsvc.exe this will show up for all games that use it. Just double click pbsvc.exe and click next next next do the test the test should pass OK. Now launch the game and all will work!! I had the same issue with COD WAW too. This is now working great.

More Instructions

Head to the Battlefield 4 installation folder, C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Battlefield 4 by default, then find the _Installer folder.
In _Installer, find and navigate into the Punkbuster folder, and from there, into the redist folder.
Find and run pbsvc.exe to update or repair your Punkbuster installation.

If the above folders don’t exist in your installation:
Head to punkbuster.com and click the Download PBSetup button, and select the option “For All Windows Games."
Open pbsetup.zip, then run pbsetup.exe. Accept the EULA, follow the instructions, update PunkBuster, and then click Add a Game.
In the drop down menu, select Battlefield 4, then Add Game, and finally, before trying to run Battlefield 4 again, Check for Updates.
If you are kicked from your game and receive the error, PunkBuster kicked player 'your name' (for 0 minutes) ... RESTRICTION: Service Communication Failure: PnkBstrA.exe),” the above steps will help resolve your issues as well.

Ref: https://help.ea.com/article/troubleshooting-info-for-battlefield-4#pb [help.ea.com]

Everytime we update our computers something else will stop working. GRRrr lol.