Usb bluetooth dongle prevents windows 8 pc from booting
I just got a rocketfish bluetooth usb adaptor for my windows 8 pc. It works fine when once the computer is on, but when I try to boot it up it freezes at a blank screen with a line at the top left. This was very aggravating. I was stuck at this blank screen for a while, but when I removed the usb device it immediately started up. When I plug it back in the boot freezes again, and resumes when I take it out. I can get to some boot options in the bios, but i dont know what I need to change.
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Step 1: A Bluetooth dongle is an external Bluetooth device used to enable your PC's Bluetooth connection. Many Bluetooth dongles come without installation disks since the software is pre-programmed into the actual USB stick. These Bluetooth dongles are very useful on netbooks that don't have Bluetooth connection, since netbooks have no CD-Rom drives. Turn on your PC. Insert the USB Bluetooth dongle into the USB port on your desktop tower, or the USB ports located on the perimeter of your laptop. Wait for the program to auto run. Once you connect your dongle, the driver program should launch. Follow the onscreen prompts to install the dongle. A dialogue box should open that says "Installing Drivers" from the taskbar. Allow the driver to install completely before closing the box. Unplug the dongle and restart your PC. Once the PC has been switched on, insert the dongle. Double-click "My Bluetooth Places." This is the Bluetooth icon located in your taskbar, and it should launch the "Initial Bluetooth Configuration Wizard." Click "Next" on the first screen. Next, type in the name of your computer and select your computer type from the drop-down menu, then click "Next." Click "Skip" on the onscreen prompts, then finish. Pairing the Devices Turn on your external Bluetooth device. Double-click "My Bluetooth Places." Select "Find Bluetooth Devices." The name your Bluetooth device should display in the next window. Right click the icon for your Bluetooth device, and scroll down to "Pair Device." Enter the Bluetooth pin code for your external device in the "Bluetooth Pin Code Request" pop-up window. Then click "OK." The default pin code is normally "0000" or "12345." You can find your pin code in your user manual. If you are pairing a cell phone to your PC, you will have to enter the same pin code on your cell phone to establish the Bluetooth connection.
I have this sale problem. I am using a rocketfish micro dongle to connect my LG tone to my PC and I can hear fine. However, when I set the bluetooth mic to default, I only hear these random blips and pings and it shows nothing received in the audio bar.
Hi. Before starting, make sure the keyboard and mouse are ON and with batteries. Whit the PC already ON: * The first step is to plug in the USB Bluetooth adaptor. * Once the Bluetooth adaptor is inserted, allow Windows to install the drivers. * Once Windows gives it the OK, the USB dongle should have a light or even a button. (If you don’t see a button the "yellow" light is the button). * Press the USB dongle button....this will tell the dongle to start looking for a Keyboard or mouse. * On the underside of the mouse (and keyboard) should be a a small button. * Press the button(s) for ~5 seconds, then release.. this tells teh keyboard (or mouse) to look for a dongle. This should show a connection between the dongle and the keyboard (or mouse). Or With the PC Off: * Just connect the dongle * Do the button sequence as described above, unit the dongle light goes “solid” again. * Start the PC and keyboard and mouse should work perfectly. Cheers, Ed
heyo.....Vista should find it right away. I have a bluetooth usb adaptor and had the same problem.... I found a site that helped me download a driver made for vista. http://www.jonsguides.com/Bluetooth®/tested.html
However that was last year...be sure to do a google search for the Manufacturer of you adaptor (dongle) first along with the words "bluetooth usb dongle vista driver" in the search bar.