How To Fix Bluetooth Driver Problems

A Bluetooth device driver is a software program that allows your operating system to communicate with a Bluetooth device and vice-versa.

Bluetooth device drivers are operating system and device specific. In other words, for the same Bluetooth device, you are likely to require a different driver in Windows 7 to the driver you would need for Windows XP. Also, one driver will work only with one type of Bluetooth device.

In most cases, Bluetooth device driver errors occur when the required driver is either missing or corrupt. In this article, we will discuss the following topics:

  1. What are the common causes of Bluetooth device drivers problems?
  2. How to troubleshoot Bluetooth device drivers errors

Common Bluetooth Device Drivers problems:

If you encounter a problem with your Bluetooth device driver, your Windows operating system will fail to identify the connected Bluetooth device. Most of the time, you will be made aware of a problem in a Bluetooth device driver by the appearance of an error message on your screen.

Below are some of the common Bluetooth device drivers errors and their meaning:

Error 1 Bluetooth device not found.Please verify that yourBluetooth device is properly connected and turned on

Meaning The above error has been reported mostly in Windows XP, and it occurs because Windows XP installs its own Bluetooth device driver instead of the driver that was included with your Bluetooth device.

Error 2 This device is not configured correctly. (Code 1)

Meaning The above error means that either the required Bluetooth device driver is not installed on your computer or it is missing.

Error 3 This device cannot start. (Code 10)

Meaning The above error may mean that your device driver is outdated.

What can I do to fix Bluetooth Device Drivers problems?

Fix the error via Device Manager

Windows computers contain a built-in utility, Device Manager, which allows you to identify and troubleshoot driver-related errors. You can access Device Manger via the Control Panel window.

Outlined below are steps to show you how to update drivers via Device Manager in Windows 7 and Vista, and fix driver errors occurring due to an outdated device driver.

  • Open Control Panel
  • Double-click Device Manager
  • Locate and double-click the Bluetooth driver that you need to update
  • Click the Driver tab
  • Click the Update Driver button
  • Click Search automatically for updated driver software
  • Windows will now search for the latest driver on your system and the Internet. After Windows has located the latest driver, follow the onscreen instructions to install it

Fix the error using a driver management software

The problems in using the Device Manager are:

(1) The process can be time consuming, especially if you have older versions of Windows operating systems, and

(2) It has a low success rate in efficiently resolving driver errors.

A more simple and effective way of fixing driver related errors is by using a reliable and efficient driver management software. Such software can fix even the most obstinate driver errors in a matter of minutes.

Driver Downloader is one the web's most trusted and comprehensive Driver Update Programs. By downloading Driver Downloader you can instantly resolve your drivers problems by scanning your PC for outdated, missing or corrupt drivers, which are then automatically updated to the most compatible version.

Click here to download and run a free Drivers Scan

List of the most common Bluetooth Device Drivers

  • ALPS Integrated Bluetooth Device
  • Belkin Bluetooth Adapter
  • Generic Bluetooth Radio
  • Alps Bluetooth USB Adapter
  • Blutonium BCM2035 Bluetooth 2.4 GHz Single Chip Transceiver
  • IBM Integrated Bluetooth II
  • USB Bluetooth Device
  • CSR Nanosira
  • GVC Bluetooth Wireless Adapter
  • FIC Bluetooth Wireless Adapter 


    hii when i open bluetooth settings its showing "windows has stopped this device bcoz it has reported probblems (code 43)". so can help how can treat this prob. i have windows 7 and asus laptop.
    Today 5:36am
    my bluetooth device (enter bluetooth dongle v2.0) in windows 7, is not recieving files, it sending files, to mobile phones, but not receiving from them. i cannot find a driver called bthenum.sys
    9th August 2014 5:09am
    Myblutooth was working normally until one day my bluetooth started malfunctioning.Later, the bluetooth icon mysteriously dissappeared from my system tray!!
    31st July 2014 10:39am
    Honey Gupta
    I am getting the following error:

    Windows was unable to transfer some files.
    An invalid argument was supplied.

    ----I am using Windows 7 on my Dell laptop.
    Please suggest.

    10th July 2014 12:19pm
    drivers updates
    Hi James - have you installed any new software lately? Have you tried running the free drivers scan (download link above) to see what Drivers are causing the problem?
    5th June 2014 7:33am
    all i need is window xp info and its saying“Bluetooth device not found. Please verify that your Bluetooth device is properly connected and turned on”... what can i do please
    2nd June 2014 9:14am
    To update drivers, it asks for license key...:/
    30th May 2014 4:17am
    chander mohan
    i have sony E series laptop, in my pc blutooth driver is successfully installed but not work ?....pls help
    22nd May 2014 4:19am
    what i need to do if i get the erroe code 10 while installing the bluetooth adapter. please help me to solve this problem
    28th March 2014 10:28pm
    Drivers Help
    Hi Rabiul - you can use our software (click the download button) to run a free drivers scan - this will help you identify the exact bluetooth Driver you need. You can then register with us to get automatic Driver updates or use the information from the scan to see if the Driver is still available from the manufacturer website
    26th March 2014 6:56am
    rabiul alam
    i don't have Bluetooth driver,but i need it,my laptop is sony vaio,which is core i5 processor.please send me bluetooth driver with free,thanks
    26th March 2014 6:25am
    I can use windows 7 os and DELL laptop INSPIRON i am unable to use bluetooth it shows below error. can u please tel me how to resolve. I tried update but it says that u r in up to date.The error is in braket(Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)) can u ple send me ans to this mail-->
    18th March 2014 7:15am
    my computer has bluetooth, in the control pane it says it works properly, but if I tried to sent files the message is BLUETOOTH RADIO IS UNENABLE. what should I do?
    3rd March 2014 3:56am
    john roland bayabay
    how to fix my bluetooth?they cannot open
    19th February 2014 6:51am
    this software is good
    13th February 2014 1:07am
    hakkı berk
    blutooth indirmek istiyorum
    12th January 2014 6:03am
    Rai kant
    when i install Bluetooth driver a message appear you must switched on Bluetooth hardware
    6th December 2013 7:04am
    i have a problem related to bluetooth. i have nokia 112 and when i send photo or songs send of my laptop through my mobile.and after pairing match code its not connected.sir tell me what is the solution
    2nd December 2013 8:19am
    my qualcomm atheros bluetooth driver could not sent a file. what to do?
    13th November 2013 9:21pm
    when installation of my bluetooth device it will be shown no device was detected. please plugged in bluetooth properly your in order to continue installation. so please solve my problem no buttons are shown in my pls reply quickly thankyou sir...
    10th November 2013 11:53pm
    Great thank you
    29th October 2013 3:24am
    Ranjan kumar panda
    I have samsung SHW M250S model from Korea.I am facing problem while I starts bluetooth, than my device is restarting again & again till it turned off. Please give solutions if any body already has solved this issue.

    2nd issue is how can I update my SHW M250S model with android 4.0.4 to 4.1.2 version.?

    Please give me the solutions.....

    26th October 2013 4:47pm
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    23rd September 2013 9:57am
    my bluetooth has error, if i want turn on bluetooth.
    my ponsel is restarting..
    I need solution..
    thank you
    8th September 2013 2:19am
    John Zeliang
    my bluetooth driver is already there in my laptop(compaq presario cq43)but when i try to sent photos through bluetooth,it fail to show the visible devices. please give me a solution.......
    3rd September 2013 2:17pm
    My bluetooth usually has a blue circle thaat lights up before i put it in my ear now that circle is pink and my blueetooth isnt working. How can i fix it?
    4th August 2013 9:19pm
    Let me laugh
    Like my name suggest, i'm laughing, because, you see, i only want a bluetooth driver... I only want a very simple and obvious driver.

    I cannot find it really BUT.... i can download Windows 3.1, i can download the movie Metropolis released in 1927 and me, i'm there trying to download a Bluetooth driver released let say 5 years ago.

    It is a conspiracy or what? Because i want to be involved, i want my part of the cake too.

    28th July 2013 1:07am
    Surajkumar Konthoujam
    Bluetooth Server has a driver problem. Found on my Sony Vaio Model SVE1513BYN
    24th July 2013 8:31am
    patrick ubi
    my blue tooth is not working i don't know the promblem with it can u please fix it for me
    15th May 2013 5:42am
    patrick ubi
    my blue tooth is not working i don't know the promblem with it can u please fix it for me
    15th May 2013 5:30am
    susan pash
    I am receiving an error note ERROR;UNABLE TO START BLUETOOTH STACK
    can anyone help with a fix please.....thank you Susan
    9th May 2013 9:07am
    thank you
    28th October 2012 8:07am
    drivers help
    Shiv, Go to and download the Driver Update Tool- you can run a free scan to check for the bluetooth driver updates you need. You can then choose to register the software so it will update the Drivers for you, or just get the details from the scan and search for the Driver yourself.
    28th September 2012 4:21am
    I can not found my Bluetooth driver for-Compaq Presario CQ43-407tx
    27th September 2012 11:00pm
    its really a good drivers at all
    26th August 2012 6:15am
    Hi sir'i've a Dell laptop inspiron n5110 ci3.i need it drivers eaternet,and blouetook can give me anygood free website. please
    24th July 2012 1:54am
    i need bluetooth driver cw1.6.1
    29th March 2012 12:19pm
    100%فا الحقيقه
    16th March 2012 4:04am
    mon bluetooth est envoyee et accepte inferieure a 2 mg comment va resole cette probleme
    12th February 2012 9:40am
    that free scan worked! tank you
    30th January 2012 5:31am
    thank you
    11th November 2011 2:59am
    Click the 'download now' button below or at the top of the page - you can run a free scan to check for the bluetooth driver updates you need
    26th September 2011 7:16am
    where can I download ISSCBTA bluetooth driver?? pls help....
    12th January 2011 11:51am

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