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01-12-2006, 11:07 AM
You have been Kicked via PunkBuster.

RESTRICTION: Inadequate O/S privileges


Oki what does that mean? I always get kicked out and I have no idea why, I even disabled my firewall but that didnt help as well.

01-12-2006, 11:35 AM
Play it on an ADMIN User account.

01-12-2006, 12:51 PM
Ice ice baby http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

01-12-2006, 01:12 PM
I have admins rights on my account, and besides I only have one account.

01-12-2006, 03:38 PM
I keep getting kicked by PunkBuster for "Blocked O/S Privileges"?

Please temporarily disable other security type programs you have running such as anti-virus, process guard, SDProtector, etc. to find out which of them is blocking PB's access to resources on your computer. You either need to run PB without the blocking program(s) or play on non-PB servers. Also make sure you run the game under an Administrator or equivalent account under Windows. If you do have access an admin account, you can right click on the application you want to run and select "Run As". This will allow you to give admin access to that program and should allow you to play with a limited user.

From the Evenbalance Far Cry FAQ (http://www.evenbalance.com/index.php?page=faq-farcry.php)

If you still have problems I would reinstall 1st PB then the game...


01-12-2006, 04:24 PM
what up falcon.......

01-13-2006, 12:38 PM
Guys im getting kicked for this to... and I dont understand how to fix it!
Nothing has changed (I think) on my pc since I last played (last night)

Pleeeeeeease help me!

01-15-2006, 08:58 PM
OK, I did a bit of research...

This can be caused by the user not being administrator on the computer. You may have been admin before, but apparently there is spyware that can change this...
There is also spyware that messes up your pb and comp in general. This is what I had. I tried running every spyware deleting programe out there and non could get rid of this. The only solution I could find was to reinstall windows.

Unfortunatly for me.... that sucked. I was unable to back up any files because every time I started windows the computer froze... yes, it got THAT bad! So I lost a truck load of games, music (over 8000 mp3s http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif) movies, photos (over 1000 which I cant get back) and worst of all, I can't reinstall fc, because my cd has got a MASSIVE crack in it (through overuse Im guessing http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif) so I have to buy a new copy. Which I need to get by tomorrow because we have a match! Suckage...

01-16-2006, 12:45 PM
If you partition your drive and keep a small partition (5gigs or so) free then if this happens again you can load an os into the empty partition so that you can recover your files. Also dont forget trying overwriting the existing os. Either way you'ld have to reload farcry etc to get the registry setup but at least you'ld keep the mp3's etc.

Too late now I know but it may help others

01-16-2006, 12:55 PM
An option not mentioned though you may have tried:
XP System Restore...

It worked for me the other day...