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Thread: After Vista upgrade, Bluetooth stopped working

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    alp
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    Default After Vista upgrade, Bluetooth stopped working

    I have a Dell Inspiron E1505 with built-in Bluetooth.
    My Bluetooth always worked fine, untill I did a Vista upgrade.
    After fixing the usual problems that people expirience after the upgrade (sound stops working, issues with automatic downloads, etc.) I now realize that I can not get my Bluetooth to work.

    It is still built-in to my computer.
    Yet, I don't have the icon in my system tray to activate, nor does it show up in Control panel.
    When I right-click a file to "send to", there is an option "Bluetooth File Transfer Wizard" instead of the regular Bluetooth icon.
    When I click "Bluetooth File Transfer Wizard", I get a message "fsquirt.exe can not be found".

    How can I get my Bluetooth working again?


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    Colin Barnhorst Guest

    Default Re: After Vista upgrade, Bluetooth stopped working

    "alp" <alp.3cmckk@winvistaclub.com> wrote in message
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    >
    > I have a Dell Inspiron E1505 with built-in Bluetooth.
    > My Bluetooth always worked fine, untill I did a Vista upgrade.
    > After fixing the usual problems that people expirience after the
    > upgrade (sound stops working, issues with automatic downloads, etc.) I
    > now realize that I can not get my Bluetooth to work.
    >
    > It is still built-in to my computer.
    > Yet, I don't have the icon in my system tray to activate, nor does it
    > show up in Control panel.
    > When I right-click a file to "send to", there is an option "Bluetooth
    > File Transfer Wizard" instead of the regular Bluetooth icon.
    > When I click "Bluetooth File Transfer Wizard", I get a message
    > "fsquirt.exe can not be found".
    >
    > How can I get my Bluetooth working again?
    >
    >
    > --
    > alp
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    > View this thread: http://winvistaclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14805
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    Use System Restore to recover a point before you did the upgrade.


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    alp
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    Colin,

    Hi!

    No way.

    There is a reason I did the upgrade. I was having other problems which the upgrade fixed.

    Any other ideas?

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    Default Re: After Vista upgrade, Bluetooth stopped working

    Bluetooth is a device, like everyother component in your computer. Did you
    load valid Vista drivers for your Bluetooth device?



    "alp" <alp.3cmetb@winvistaclub.com> wrote in message
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    > Colin,
    >
    > Hi!
    >
    > No way.
    >
    > There is a reason I did the upgrade. I was having other problems which
    > the upgrade fixed.
    >
    > Any other ideas?
    >
    >
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    alp
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    Sinner,

    Honestly, I don't know.
    It used to work perfectly and after the upgrade it doesn't.
    If it's a driver issue, how can I download the right one?

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    Default Re: After Vista upgrade, Bluetooth stopped working


    "alp" <alp.3cmi6s@winvistaclub.com> wrote in message
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    > Sinner,
    >
    > Honestly, I don't know.
    > It used to work perfectly and after the upgrade it doesn't.
    > If it's a driver issue, how can I download the right one?
    >
    >


    You'll have to go through the manufacturer's site and see if they have any
    Vista drivers for your machine. If the computer isn't too old, you might
    get lucky.



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    Default Sinner is a Saint

    Sinner you're a Saint!!!!

    I went to Dell's website. I downloaded whatever drivers sounded like they had something to do with Bluetooth, and now it works!!!!!!

    Thank you so much!


    There is only one small difference, though not a big deal. - Obviously, any ideas to fix it are welcome.

    Before I upgraded I would activate Bluetooth by first turning on wireless (Fn+F2), and then the Bluetooth icon would appear in the system tray in a dull color.
    I would then right-click the icon, and click turn-on Bluetooth, which would activate Bluetooth and make the icon a bright blue and white.
    I could then deactivate Bluetooth (without turning off wireless) by right-clicking the icon, clicking turn-off, and it would deactivate, even though my wireless was still on.
    Now after the upgrade, the Bluetooth is completely in sync with my wireless. If I turn on wireless, Bluetooth goes on. And there is no option to right-click the icon to turn it off. The only way to turn it off is by completely turning off my wireless.
    This is not a big issue at all. I'm happy it's working. Though I wish it would work exactly as before.
    Last edited by alp; 16th July 2008 at 20:40.

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    John Guest

    Default Re: After Vista upgrade, Bluetooth stopped working

    Try uninstalling the bluetooth network device in Device Manager. Then reboot
    and see if Vista discovers new hardware and let Vista find the driver it
    likes.

    "Colin Barnhorst" <c.barnhorst@comcast.net> wrote in message
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    > "alp" <alp.3cmckk@winvistaclub.com> wrote in message
    > news:alp.3cmckk@winvistaclub.com...
    >>
    >> I have a Dell Inspiron E1505 with built-in Bluetooth.
    >> My Bluetooth always worked fine, untill I did a Vista upgrade.
    >> After fixing the usual problems that people expirience after the
    >> upgrade (sound stops working, issues with automatic downloads, etc.) I
    >> now realize that I can not get my Bluetooth to work.
    >>
    >> It is still built-in to my computer.
    >> Yet, I don't have the icon in my system tray to activate, nor does it
    >> show up in Control panel.
    >> When I right-click a file to "send to", there is an option "Bluetooth
    >> File Transfer Wizard" instead of the regular Bluetooth icon.
    >> When I click "Bluetooth File Transfer Wizard", I get a message
    >> "fsquirt.exe can not be found".
    >>
    >> How can I get my Bluetooth working again?
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> alp
    >> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >> alp's Profile: http://winvistaclub.com/forum/member.php?userid=57
    >> View this thread: http://winvistaclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14805
    >>

    >
    > Use System Restore to recover a point before you did the upgrade.




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    alp
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    [QUOTE=John;62286]Try uninstalling the bluetooth network device in Device Manager. Then reboot
    and see if Vista discovers new hardware and let Vista find the driver it
    likes.

    John -
    Thank you.
    Believe me, I tried that (a few times) and it did not work.
    However, I just posted 2 minutes ago how I finally got it to work.
    Any ideas on my one remaining issue are welcome.

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    John Guest

    Default Re: After Vista upgrade, Bluetooth stopped working

    Try uninstalling the bluetooth network device in Device Manager. Then reboot
    and see if Vista discovers new hardware and let Vista find the driver it
    likes.

    "Colin Barnhorst" <c.barnhorst@comcast.net> wrote in message
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    > "alp" <alp.3cmckk@winvistaclub.com> wrote in message
    > news:alp.3cmckk@winvistaclub.com...
    >>
    >> I have a Dell Inspiron E1505 with built-in Bluetooth.
    >> My Bluetooth always worked fine, untill I did a Vista upgrade.
    >> After fixing the usual problems that people expirience after the
    >> upgrade (sound stops working, issues with automatic downloads, etc.) I
    >> now realize that I can not get my Bluetooth to work.
    >>
    >> It is still built-in to my computer.
    >> Yet, I don't have the icon in my system tray to activate, nor does it
    >> show up in Control panel.
    >> When I right-click a file to "send to", there is an option "Bluetooth
    >> File Transfer Wizard" instead of the regular Bluetooth icon.
    >> When I click "Bluetooth File Transfer Wizard", I get a message
    >> "fsquirt.exe can not be found".
    >>
    >> How can I get my Bluetooth working again?
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> alp
    >> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
    >> alp's Profile: http://winvistaclub.com/forum/member.php?userid=57
    >> View this thread: http://winvistaclub.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14805
    >>

    >
    > Use System Restore to recover a point before you did the upgrade.




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