Not this error again happens soo much. You have to change the priveledges of your user so that punkbuster can browse your files or something. I had this error with Windows XP and you had to change some user security settings. Try making you the owner of the computer so that you can edit, delete, move system files and stuff. This should work I really hope they dont release another patch as it will be another 500mb download it annoyes me soo much it takes 2 hours to actually play the game online with decent servers. haha i like thouse mac adverts there quite funny, The only problem is that they make it soo the person thinks windows does all thouse things but they can be turned off and still have them same security or you could just clikc "always allow"
Back to the problem on XP there are page long tutorials on the internet about it but i found one for vista. Heres a quote from a website who were testing Vista in the beta stages but it should be the same.
"Battlefield 2 We ran Battlefield 2 in both its native unpatched state and with the latest 1.3 patch; both seemed to work just fine. But one significant gotcha crept up several times in our testing: PunkBuster. The PunkBuster anticheating code is a common part of many online games (particularly shooters), and it works by scanning game files to make sure they’re not compromised. Most Battlefield 2 servers have PunkBuster enabled: When we joined one, we were promptly kicked out of the game with a message indicating PunkBuster had failed owing to “inadequate OS privileges.”
The solution, however, is simple enough: Right-click the BF2 icon, choose Properties, and then in the Compatibility tab check the box that reads “Run this program as an administrator.” After doing this we encountered no problems joining any server." http://www.pctipsbox...and-your-games/
Edited by rumble291, 26 February 2007 - 07:10 PM.