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Bluetooth discovery won't turn on.

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  • Started 12 years ago by Daytripper
  • Latest reply from milnerw
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Daytripper
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I am trying to add a Bluetooth keyboard to my computer. On the options tab in Bluetooth devices, when I check "Turn discovery on" box I get the following error "An error occurred while Windows was saving your settings. The following settings were not saved: Discoverability settings and Connection settings." I have a Dell Inspiron 530 Computer. Running Windows XP Pro with SP3. My computer is about 1 year old. I have Norton Internet Security 2008. The Keyboard that I am trying to get Bluetooth to find is a Logitech diNovo Mini. I am 56 years old and just started learning how to use a computer about a year ago, so being the novice that I am please be patient with my ignorance should anyone be able to help me. Thank you.

Posted 12 years ago
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ScottW
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Daytripper, howdy! The Bluetooth features in XP are very confusing. It's almost as if they were added as an afterthought. So if it confuses you, don't worry too much.

I was wondering what "Bluetooth Devices" you were using, so I poked around my own system. I see that this is a Control Panel item. It's one that I've never used before with Bluetooth, and I don't think you need it. When I checked that box, "turn discovery on" and clicked OK, I got the same error message that you did. I don't think that you need to use that setting and you'll still be able to do the pairing.

Try moving ahead with the pairing process and see what happens next.

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milnerw
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/nod with ScottW.
I remember when I first tried to use Bluetooth on XP. I had a similar issue trying to pair my phone. I could not allow my PC to be discoverable, so I had to allow my phone be discoverable and let my PC find it.

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