I just updated my Bluetooth drivers from 17.0.1405.0466 to 17.1.1406.01
I am running Windows 7 Professional on a Dell M6800.
Now, my Bluetooth radio is listed as Generic Bluetooth Adapter and I am unable to turn the adapter off within Windows. If I select "turn adapter OFF" from the Bluetooth shortcut in the Notification Area of the taskbar, nothing happens.
If I open Bluetooth Settings and check the "Turn off the Bluetooth adapter" checkbox, I get the following error message:
An error occurred while Windows was saving your settings. The Bluetooth device might be unplugged.
The following settings were not saved: Discoverability settings
Surprisingly, I am able to connect to the computer via Bluetooth, but obviously something isn't right here.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled several times now. I have completely powered off the PC and disconnected the battery and power supply as some have suggested on other threads.
Prior to this, when I was running 17.0.1405.0466, the only problem I had was that the Bluetooth LED by the keyboard would not turn off when the adapter was turned off until a reboot was performed.
Hopefully there is a cure for this.
Thanks for the reply.
I know this card is generally regarded as a complete flop (to put it nicely) and I've had more than my share of issues with the wifi end of things, but I must have missed the part that about not taking the latest BT drivers. I looked around here quite a bit before I installed them too. Bummer.
I am going to try uninstalling then reinstalling the previous version. I hate using System Restore...