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Bluetooth toggle missing, onboard AND aftermarket bluetoot

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Bluetooth toggle missing, onboard AND aftermarket bluetoot


    I bought this computer about a year and a half ago. Specs are as follows
    Asus M51BC
    Windows 8 (upgraded to 8.1)
    8 GB RAM
    AMD FX 8300 processor
    GTX 650 (upgraded to GTX 760)
    1 TB HDD (added 128 GB SSD and 256 SSD)
    I upgraded to Windows 8.1 as soon as I turned it on so I didn't get a chance to see if bluetooth was working with Windows 8. I tried to pair my phone but it didn't work. I looked all over the internet but nothing worked. One thing I did notice was that Windows 8.1 had quite a few problems with bluetooth. So after a week of trying to get it to work I gave up. Just got a Razor Orochi which is a bluetooth mouse so I started looking around for answers again. Tried MANY new things but still no answers so I went and bought a StarTech USB to Bluetooth version 4.0 adapter - 10m class 2. Broadcom makes this and tried theirs and StarTech's drivers. Both don't make a difference even after uninstalling/re-installing, and disabling/enabling. I've also tried creating a different user, re-installing from the recovery drive and a clean install, and way too many other things to list here. If anybody has any advice or tips other than "did you try un plugging it?" I'd be really grateful!!!!





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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    make sure the drivers are windows 8.1 drivers or for both 8/8.1..

    on my older laptop BT works and is recognized sometimes.. Sometimes get the icon sometimes not.. I have a wireless switch on the side, turn wireless sw off, then on again and it usually works.. I think 8 boot so fast that it does not have time to recognize the hardware... Have kind of the same issue with wireless connection, not being re-connected and having to reset wireless adapter..

    Turning off "Fast Boot" which is basically hibernation mode, has seemed to help
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    The thing is that it didn't work right out of the box. I've also tried clean install back to win 8 and trying many different drivers. Also, I don't have a fast boot mode. not sure if it's because I have a desktop or the Windows version that my bios embeded key allows me to have is broken. Kind of like the missing toggle and Fast boot option

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Bluetooth toggle missing, onboard AND aftermarket bluetoot
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