Error on Win 7 pc: windows could not start the pnkbstra service on local computer

Mark O'Brien
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Hello,

Im unable to start the punkbuster A and B services on my Win 7 pc.  The error I get when I try to start  is:  "Windows could not start the pnkbstra service on local computer.  Error 3: the system cannot find the path specified."

I am able to start/stop other services in the list.

Any help is appreciated.

Thank you,
Mark88
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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I don't use it, but the best thread I saw was here;

http://www.punksbusted.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=42654

It may not be Windows 7 compliant. Is your Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit; Pro or other consumer system?

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This is Windows 7 64
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)
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I run Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, and Vista 64-bit before that. I had to replace/upgrade a good deal of software to run on 64-bit. At this point, I would say that the software service is not 64-bit compliant.

Take a look at http://www.itknowledge24.com/ and see if UAC trust shortcut might assist.  .. Thinkpads_User
 
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I was able to get punkbuster B on this win7 disk by going thru punkbuster's setup program but it wont stay on my pc.  It disappears after a couple hours and I have to keep doing the setup program to get it back.
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It appears that punkbuster A is installed and stays installed.
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For some reason, it fixed itself, and seems to be working right now.  I have no idea what changed.
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For some reason, it fixed itself, and seems to be working right now.  I have no idea what changed.

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