Bluetooth® Not Working in Windows® Vista
Get to know more about resolving Bluetooth not working in Windows Vista issue
Windows Vista comes packed with many advanced features such as Windows Defender, Windows Aero, Windows gadgets, etc. and the OS is also capable of extracting better performance from hardware devices connected to the system. Windows Vista also supports Bluetooth connections that ensure system has excellent connectivity. Bluetooth connections on Windows Vista computer ensure that users can connect any device with the system without having to have individual cables for the devices. Although there are no complicated procedures involved in setting up and connecting Bluetooth devices with Windows Vista computers, some users might face some issues. Some of the common Bluetooth issues known to come up with Windows Vista computers include Bluetooth not working, connection dropping, connection errors, system freezing during connection, etc. Bluetooth device connected to your Windows Vista system might not be working because of many reasons such as problems with Bluetooth drivers, issues with system files associated with Bluetooth drivers, errors within Bluetooth service, registry related issues, etc.
Following details gives users more information regarding tips to fix Bluetooth related issues with Windows Vista:
- Check Bluetooth Drivers
- Verify System Files
- Reconfigure Settings
Check Bluetooth Drivers
Bluetooth components on Windows Vista system requires drivers to function. Bluetooth drivers link the Bluetooth component with the Windows Vista OS and any problems with the Bluetooth drivers would directly affect the system's ability to connect with devices. Windows Vista users having Bluetooth related problems are advised to check Bluetooth drivers installed on the system using the device manager and if drivers are found outdated, incompatible or illegitimate, they would have to be replaced with correct versions to solve the issue.
Verify System Files
Some system files on Windows Vista are associated with Bluetooth drivers installed on the system. If the system files associated with Bluetooth drivers are damaged, errors would come up when Bluetooth drivers are invoked for connecting a device. Windows Vista users having Bluetooth driver related issues are advised to check integrity of system files using 'sfc/scannow' command in CMD and if system files are damaged, the OS has to be repaired with genuine installation disk to solve the issue.
Problems with the working of Bluetooth on Windows Vista might be because the Bluetooth related settings on the system were modified or changed. Users are advised to restart the Bluetooth related service and then check the settings such as passkey, device discoverable option, etc. to make sure they are properly set-up. If the problem has come up after settings were modified, then reverting the settings to default values would solve the issue.
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