bluetooth (peripheral device) trying to kill my brain

Marc 77

New Member
Hey guys,

as so many of us I got a message on my computer (Win Vista Premium 64bit) this morning asking me to update "bluetooth periphery device" and in my despeair I downloaded SlimDrivers 2.2 hoping this free program would fix the problem. Well.....it didn't!
Instead:

the bluetooth lamp is now on all the time (FN + FN2 swithches off bluetooth +wireless in one go = really bad as I connect to my internet via wireless)
the bluetooth icon has disappeared from the task bar BUT: bluetooth in the control panel shows me that the box for visibilty in the task bar is checked.
I uninstalled SlimDrivers completely (also from the registery), rebooted countless times. I can no longer connect my phone to my computer via bluetooth, my phone wants me to enter some numeric code all of a sudden (it worked fine yesterday).......

ok, I am completely puzzled and that's hopefully where any of you clever ppl come in... :-)

If I could get the icon back onto the task bar I'd be happy.
What additional info can I provide you with so you might be able to help me?

Anyone?

Thank you loads!
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Precision M6300

7seaunier8

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What was the last thing you did trying to connect? Did you do anything different if so what was it? When trying to connect what does it display?
 

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  • Operating System
    Vista

wither 3

Vista Guru
Gold Member
If you have one, run a system restore point to before this happened. I don't know what promulgated that message but it sounds like malware (I don't have a blue tooth dongle so I can't swear by that).

You could also select Safely Remove Software from the notification area in the system tray and uninstall the device. Then shutdown and reboot. It should reinstall it.
 
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  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

Vistaar

Vista Guru
Marc 77 posted Jul 13, 2015, and is most likely running Windows 10 by now.
 

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  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite m9150f
    CPU
    Intel Q6600
    Memory
    3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
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wither 3

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Thanks for that. I blindly responded since 7seaunier8 posted this week.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps
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