Fozzer i tried the solutions google gave me.
This is an email that i sent to a friend to see if he could help and this should give you all the details to try and help me. I would like to say thanks to all of your help so far though.
Here is the sequence of how my game got clusterf***ed. 1.) after taking a break from BF2142 for a week or so i came back to play 2.)after one night of play, every server i joined kicked me for some kind of PB communcation failure3.) i gave the game a day of rest and when i came back the next day i had the same problem4.) i decided to unistall everything and then reinstall it5.) installing the actual game went fine but the 1.5 patch kept on failing6.) finally after muiltiple trys i was able to complete the patch update7.) went in game to play online and after a server loaded and i pressed join i would get the following message "This server only allows players with unmodified content to join. Revert your version of Battlefield 2142 to the current official version to join."8.) now i figured i had a new problem, the patch wouldn't load. so i started to talk with the PB crew http://www.pbbans.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=957229.) looked on the internet for solutions and the one i got was to uninstall and then reinstall BF2142, and then to update to patch 1.4 and THEN to update to 1.510.) I followed these instructions but BOTH 1.4 and 1.5 wont update correctly and when i try to play 2142 i get as far as choosing a soldier and then my game shuts down Update:The only thing i can do right now is keep trying to update the patches.