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Anonymous
July 17, 2005 9:37:03 AM

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I want to use Bluetooth between my XP Service Pack 2 and my HP IPAQ PDA. The
Windows instructions refer to a "Bluetooth Devices" icon in Control Panel.
However, that icon does not exist in my Control Panel. I followed the
Microsoft instructions in Article 883258. However, Windows still does not
recognize bluetooth. I will appreciate suggestions.
Anonymous
July 17, 2005 1:40:22 PM

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On Sun, 17 Jul 2005 05:37:03 -0700, Robert Judge wrote:

> I want to use Bluetooth between my XP Service Pack 2 and my HP IPAQ PDA. The
> Windows instructions refer to a "Bluetooth Devices" icon in Control Panel.
> However, that icon does not exist in my Control Panel. I followed the
> Microsoft instructions in Article 883258. However, Windows still does not
> recognize bluetooth. I will appreciate suggestions.

Does your computer have a bluetooth device? Does it show up in hardware
devices? Is it turned on (could be a software or hardware switch depending
on your computer manufacturer).?
Anonymous
July 17, 2005 5:03:01 PM

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No, I do not know of any bluetooth device that the computer has. The only
bluetooth device I am aware of is the HP IPAQ PDA that I want to connect to
the computer. I will appreciate futher comment.

"BobC" wrote:

> On Sun, 17 Jul 2005 05:37:03 -0700, Robert Judge wrote:
>
> > I want to use Bluetooth between my XP Service Pack 2 and my HP IPAQ PDA. The
> > Windows instructions refer to a "Bluetooth Devices" icon in Control Panel.
> > However, that icon does not exist in my Control Panel. I followed the
> > Microsoft instructions in Article 883258. However, Windows still does not
> > recognize bluetooth. I will appreciate suggestions.
>
> Does your computer have a bluetooth device? Does it show up in hardware
> devices? Is it turned on (could be a software or hardware switch depending
> on your computer manufacturer).?
>
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Anonymous
July 17, 2005 5:12:26 PM

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On Sun, 17 Jul 2005 13:03:01 -0700, Robert Judge wrote:

> No, I do not know of any bluetooth device that the computer has. The only
> bluetooth device I am aware of is the HP IPAQ PDA that I want to connect to
> the computer. I will appreciate futher comment.
>
> "BobC" wrote:
>
>> On Sun, 17 Jul 2005 05:37:03 -0700, Robert Judge wrote:
>>
>>> I want to use Bluetooth between my XP Service Pack 2 and my HP IPAQ PDA. The
>>> Windows instructions refer to a "Bluetooth Devices" icon in Control Panel.
>>> However, that icon does not exist in my Control Panel. I followed the
>>> Microsoft instructions in Article 883258. However, Windows still does not
>>> recognize bluetooth. I will appreciate suggestions.
>>
>> Does your computer have a bluetooth device? Does it show up in hardware
>> devices? Is it turned on (could be a software or hardware switch depending
>> on your computer manufacturer).?
>>

You need a bluetooth radio device on the computer you want the IPAQ to
communicate with. What did you think the IPAQ wireless bluetooth would talk
too? On newer laptops the radio device could be built-in or you could get a
usb bluetooth dongle if there is no buit-in device.
Anonymous
July 17, 2005 6:10:02 PM

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Sorry, I am new to bluetooth and I did know what the IPAQ would talk to. My
computer is a desktop, not a laptop, and I see no evidence of a built-in
radio device. So, I guess I need the "USB Bluetooth dongle" you refer to.
Can you recommend what I should buy?

"BobC" wrote:

> On Sun, 17 Jul 2005 13:03:01 -0700, Robert Judge wrote:
>
> > No, I do not know of any bluetooth device that the computer has. The only
> > bluetooth device I am aware of is the HP IPAQ PDA that I want to connect to
> > the computer. I will appreciate futher comment.
> >
> > "BobC" wrote:
> >
> >> On Sun, 17 Jul 2005 05:37:03 -0700, Robert Judge wrote:
> >>
> >>> I want to use Bluetooth between my XP Service Pack 2 and my HP IPAQ PDA. The
> >>> Windows instructions refer to a "Bluetooth Devices" icon in Control Panel.
> >>> However, that icon does not exist in my Control Panel. I followed the
> >>> Microsoft instructions in Article 883258. However, Windows still does not
> >>> recognize bluetooth. I will appreciate suggestions.
> >>
> >> Does your computer have a bluetooth device? Does it show up in hardware
> >> devices? Is it turned on (could be a software or hardware switch depending
> >> on your computer manufacturer).?
> >>
>
> You need a bluetooth radio device on the computer you want the IPAQ to
> communicate with. What did you think the IPAQ wireless bluetooth would talk
> too? On newer laptops the radio device could be built-in or you could get a
> usb bluetooth dongle if there is no buit-in device.
>
Anonymous
July 17, 2005 7:50:46 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windows.networking.wireless (More info?)

On Sun, 17 Jul 2005 14:10:02 -0700, Robert Judge wrote:

> Sorry, I am new to bluetooth and I did know what the IPAQ would talk to. My
> computer is a desktop, not a laptop, and I see no evidence of a built-in
> radio device. So, I guess I need the "USB Bluetooth dongle" you refer to.
> Can you recommend what I should buy?
>
> "BobC" wrote:
>
>> On Sun, 17 Jul 2005 13:03:01 -0700, Robert Judge wrote:
>>
>>> No, I do not know of any bluetooth device that the computer has. The only
>>> bluetooth device I am aware of is the HP IPAQ PDA that I want to connect to
>>> the computer. I will appreciate futher comment.
>>>
>>> "BobC" wrote:
>>>
>>>> On Sun, 17 Jul 2005 05:37:03 -0700, Robert Judge wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> I want to use Bluetooth between my XP Service Pack 2 and my HP IPAQ PDA. The
>>>>> Windows instructions refer to a "Bluetooth Devices" icon in Control Panel.
>>>>> However, that icon does not exist in my Control Panel. I followed the
>>>>> Microsoft instructions in Article 883258. However, Windows still does not
>>>>> recognize bluetooth. I will appreciate suggestions.
>>>>
>>>> Does your computer have a bluetooth device? Does it show up in hardware
>>>> devices? Is it turned on (could be a software or hardware switch depending
>>>> on your computer manufacturer).?
>>>>
>>
>> You need a bluetooth radio device on the computer you want the IPAQ to
>> communicate with. What did you think the IPAQ wireless bluetooth would talk
>> too? On newer laptops the radio device could be built-in or you could get a
>> usb bluetooth dongle if there is no buit-in device.
>>

Sorry, I can't make a recommendation as I have not used one for several
years. My laptop has buit-in bluetooth. Maybe a google search for bluetooth
dongle will produce some results you can use.

Or maybe some else has a recommendation.
Anonymous
July 24, 2005 8:47:03 AM

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i've just bought one out here in Italy a exagerate by hamlet 15 euro
but there were some more expensive
manual instruction were ok, except that the small note that you must move
the drivers on the CD to over write the old ones was missing.
ian

"Robert Judge" wrote:

> Sorry, I am new to bluetooth and I did know what the IPAQ would talk to. My
> computer is a desktop, not a laptop, and I see no evidence of a built-in
> radio device. So, I guess I need the "USB Bluetooth dongle" you refer to.
> Can you recommend what I should buy?
>
> "BobC" wrote:
>
> > On Sun, 17 Jul 2005 13:03:01 -0700, Robert Judge wrote:
> >
> > > No, I do not know of any bluetooth device that the computer has. The only
> > > bluetooth device I am aware of is the HP IPAQ PDA that I want to connect to
> > > the computer. I will appreciate futher comment.
> > >
> > > "BobC" wrote:
> > >
> > >> On Sun, 17 Jul 2005 05:37:03 -0700, Robert Judge wrote:
> > >>
> > >>> I want to use Bluetooth between my XP Service Pack 2 and my HP IPAQ PDA. The
> > >>> Windows instructions refer to a "Bluetooth Devices" icon in Control Panel.
> > >>> However, that icon does not exist in my Control Panel. I followed the
> > >>> Microsoft instructions in Article 883258. However, Windows still does not
> > >>> recognize bluetooth. I will appreciate suggestions.
> > >>
> > >> Does your computer have a bluetooth device? Does it show up in hardware
> > >> devices? Is it turned on (could be a software or hardware switch depending
> > >> on your computer manufacturer).?
> > >>
> >
> > You need a bluetooth radio device on the computer you want the IPAQ to
> > communicate with. What did you think the IPAQ wireless bluetooth would talk
> > too? On newer laptops the radio device could be built-in or you could get a
> > usb bluetooth dongle if there is no buit-in device.
> >
Anonymous
August 21, 2005 7:13:02 AM

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Hi.. Could you please let me know how to identify a "built-in radio diveice"?
All i could see in my Device Manager is "bluetooth bus enumerator".
I use XP Home Edition- SP2, on a Compaq M2010US (notebook pc). I have a
Bluetooth enabled Nokia Phone. I'd appreicate if anyone could help.

"BobC" wrote:

> On Sun, 17 Jul 2005 14:10:02 -0700, Robert Judge wrote:
>
> > Sorry, I am new to bluetooth and I did know what the IPAQ would talk to. My
> > computer is a desktop, not a laptop, and I see no evidence of a built-in
> > radio device. So, I guess I need the "USB Bluetooth dongle" you refer to.
> > Can you recommend what I should buy?
> >
> > "BobC" wrote:
> >
> >> On Sun, 17 Jul 2005 13:03:01 -0700, Robert Judge wrote:
> >>
> >>> No, I do not know of any bluetooth device that the computer has. The only
> >>> bluetooth device I am aware of is the HP IPAQ PDA that I want to connect to
> >>> the computer. I will appreciate futher comment.
> >>>
> >>> "BobC" wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> On Sun, 17 Jul 2005 05:37:03 -0700, Robert Judge wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> I want to use Bluetooth between my XP Service Pack 2 and my HP IPAQ PDA. The
> >>>>> Windows instructions refer to a "Bluetooth Devices" icon in Control Panel.
> >>>>> However, that icon does not exist in my Control Panel. I followed the
> >>>>> Microsoft instructions in Article 883258. However, Windows still does not
> >>>>> recognize bluetooth. I will appreciate suggestions.
> >>>>
> >>>> Does your computer have a bluetooth device? Does it show up in hardware
> >>>> devices? Is it turned on (could be a software or hardware switch depending
> >>>> on your computer manufacturer).?
> >>>>
> >>
> >> You need a bluetooth radio device on the computer you want the IPAQ to
> >> communicate with. What did you think the IPAQ wireless bluetooth would talk
> >> too? On newer laptops the radio device could be built-in or you could get a
> >> usb bluetooth dongle if there is no buit-in device.
> >>
>
> Sorry, I can't make a recommendation as I have not used one for several
> years. My laptop has buit-in bluetooth. Maybe a google search for bluetooth
> dongle will produce some results you can use.
>
> Or maybe some else has a recommendation.
>
Anonymous
April 11, 2009 1:33:06 AM

I had the same problem. ...no BlueTooth Icon. I didn't have a BlueTooth service would start in services.msc. I added XPSP3 to no avail. Finally, I get the following registry keys from a PC where bluetooth was working..

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BthServ]
"Type"=dword:00000020
"Start"=dword:00000002
"ErrorControl"=dword:00000001
"ImagePath"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\
74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\
00,76,00,63,00,68,00,6f,00,73,00,74,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,2d,00,\
6b,00,20,00,62,00,74,00,68,00,73,00,76,00,63,00,73,00,00,00
"DisplayName"="Bluetooth Support Service"
"DependOnService"=hex(7):72,00,70,00,63,00,73,00,73,00,00,00,00,00
"DependOnGroup"=hex(7):00,00
"ObjectName"="NT AUTHORITY\\LocalService"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BthServ\Parameters]
"ServiceDll"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,\
00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,\
62,00,74,00,68,00,73,00,65,00,72,00,76,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BthServ\Security]
"Security"=hex:01,00,14,80,90,00,00,00,9c,00,00,00,14,00,00,00,30,00,00,00,02,\
00,1c,00,01,00,00,00,02,80,14,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,\
00,00,02,00,60,00,04,00,00,00,00,00,14,00,fd,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,\
05,12,00,00,00,00,00,18,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,\
20,02,00,00,00,00,14,00,8d,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,0b,00,00,00,00,\
00,18,00,fd,01,02,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,23,02,00,00,01,01,\
00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BthServ\Enum]
"0"="Root\\LEGACY_BTHSERV\\0000"
"Count"=dword:00000001
"NextInstance"=dword:00000001


---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BTHUSB]
"Type"=dword:00000001
"Start"=dword:00000003
"ErrorControl"=dword:00000001
"Tag"=dword:00000006
"ImagePath"=hex(2):53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,44,00,\
72,00,69,00,76,00,65,00,72,00,73,00,5c,00,42,00,54,00,48,00,55,00,53,00,42,\
00,2e,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,00,00
"DisplayName"="Bluetooth Radio USB Driver"
"Group"="PNP Filter"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BTHUSB\Security]
"Security"=hex:01,00,14,80,90,00,00,00,9c,00,00,00,14,00,00,00,30,00,00,00,02,\
00,1c,00,01,00,00,00,02,80,14,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,\
00,00,02,00,60,00,04,00,00,00,00,00,14,00,fd,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,\
05,12,00,00,00,00,00,18,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,\
20,02,00,00,00,00,14,00,8d,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,0b,00,00,00,00,\
00,18,00,fd,01,02,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,23,02,00,00,01,01,\
00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SvcHost]
"bthsvcs"=hex(7):42,00,74,00,68,00,53,00,65,00,72,00,76,00,00,00,00,00

January 8, 2013 6:36:52 PM

Quote:
I had the same problem. ...no BlueTooth Icon. I didn't have a BlueTooth service would start in services.msc. I added XPSP3 to no avail. Finally, I get the following registry keys from a PC where bluetooth was working..

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BthServ]
"Type"=dword:00000020
"Start"=dword:00000002
"ErrorControl"=dword:00000001
"ImagePath"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\
74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\
00,76,00,63,00,68,00,6f,00,73,00,74,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,2d,00,\
6b,00,20,00,62,00,74,00,68,00,73,00,76,00,63,00,73,00,00,00
"DisplayName"="Bluetooth Support Service"
"DependOnService"=hex(7):72,00,70,00,63,00,73,00,73,00,00,00,00,00
"DependOnGroup"=hex(7):00,00
"ObjectName"="NT AUTHORITY\\LocalService"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BthServ\Parameters]
"ServiceDll"=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,\
00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,\
62,00,74,00,68,00,73,00,65,00,72,00,76,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BthServ\Security]
"Security"=hex:01,00,14,80,90,00,00,00,9c,00,00,00,14,00,00,00,30,00,00,00,02,\
00,1c,00,01,00,00,00,02,80,14,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,\
00,00,02,00,60,00,04,00,00,00,00,00,14,00,fd,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,\
05,12,00,00,00,00,00,18,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,\
20,02,00,00,00,00,14,00,8d,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,0b,00,00,00,00,\
00,18,00,fd,01,02,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,23,02,00,00,01,01,\
00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BthServ\Enum]
"0"="Root\\LEGACY_BTHSERV\\0000"
"Count"=dword:00000001
"NextInstance"=dword:00000001


---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BTHUSB]
"Type"=dword:00000001
"Start"=dword:00000003
"ErrorControl"=dword:00000001
"Tag"=dword:00000006
"ImagePath"=hex(2):53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,44,00,\
72,00,69,00,76,00,65,00,72,00,73,00,5c,00,42,00,54,00,48,00,55,00,53,00,42,\
00,2e,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,00,00
"DisplayName"="Bluetooth Radio USB Driver"
"Group"="PNP Filter"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BTHUSB\Security]
"Security"=hex:01,00,14,80,90,00,00,00,9c,00,00,00,14,00,00,00,30,00,00,00,02,\
00,1c,00,01,00,00,00,02,80,14,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,\
00,00,02,00,60,00,04,00,00,00,00,00,14,00,fd,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,\
05,12,00,00,00,00,00,18,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,\
20,02,00,00,00,00,14,00,8d,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,0b,00,00,00,00,\
00,18,00,fd,01,02,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,23,02,00,00,01,01,\
00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SvcHost]
"bthsvcs"=hex(7):42,00,74,00,68,00,53,00,65,00,72,00,76,00,00,00,00,00


After adding these keys to the registry and rebooting, I now have the bluetooth service in services.msc, and I also have the control panel option. However, at this time no devices are found when I search. I know there are devices because I just did a search on my phone and found dozens of them.

When I attempted to make my laptop discoverable, I got this error:

---------------------------
Bluetooth Service Error
---------------------------
An error occurred while Windows was saving your settings. The following settings were not saved:

Discoverability settings
Connection settings
---------------------------
OK
---------------------------

!