bluetooth has disappeared from control panel.

  ratters 19:07 04 Apr 2008

I decided to have another go at bluetooth today but when I went to the control panel (XP SP2) the bluetooth devices option has disappeared.
Does anyone know how I can get it back?

  ambra4 19:15 04 Apr 2008

First of all is there a bluetooth device build in on your computer or a USB bluetooth dongle that you attach to a USB port

If it build in check device manager and see if listed as you might have to install the driver

If not build in and a USB dongle reinstall the driver from the bluetooth CD

  ratters 19:43 04 Apr 2008

Bluetooth was enabled on my computer a few months ago but I had trouble connecting my device, so I gave up. The bluetooth option has completely disappeared from my computer where it used to show clearly in control panel. I have searched device manager and it has disappeared from there too. Any ideas?

  ambra4 20:07 04 Apr 2008


It should be listed in device manager if installed

Download SIW and see if the bluetooth card show up

click here

  ambra4 20:09 04 Apr 2008

Do you have to switch it on by using the FN key??

  ratters 20:33 04 Apr 2008

Definitely not in device manager. No idea what SIW or FN key is!

  ambra4 20:59 04 Apr 2008

SIW is a program that will give you information on all the hardware and software on your computer

  rossgolf 21:30 04 Apr 2008


  ratters 14:01 05 Apr 2008

I tried both SIW and the bthprops.cpl and no bluetooth has turned up. It looks like Ill have to do a reinstall if I really want to use bluetooth. It doesn't seem worth the hassle though when USB is faster and easier.
Thanks anyway.

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