How to Fix “Bluetooth Device Not Found”/“Bluetooth Cannot Start, Hardware Not Found” Error

Jun. 24, 2022 / Updated by Vivi to Windows Driver Solutions

It is very common to encounter the Bluetooth error “Bluetooth device not found. Please verify that your Bluetooth device is properly connected and turned on” and the error “Bluetooth cannot start, Hardware not found”. When you see these two messages on your screen, your Windows operating system will not be able to identify the Bluetooth device connected to your device successfully.

To solve the Bluetooth hardware not found issues, you can try the following solutions:

Solution One: Troubleshoot Bluetooth Device Drivers Errors with Device Manager

Step 1: Open “Device Manager”.

Step 2: Click on “Bluetooth”.

Step 3: Choose the properties of the first entry (usually a wireless bluetooth module).

Step 4: Click on “Power Management”.

Step 5: Uncheck “turn off device to save power”.

Now your Bluetooth should be founded, if not, please try the second solution to update your Bluetooth drivers.

Solution Two: Troubleshoot Bluetooth Device Drivers Errors with Driver Talent

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Step 1: Launch Driver Talent. Click “Scan” to perform a full scan of your computer. It will instantly find out the outdated, broken, corrupted or missing Bluetooth drivers.


Step 2: If there are Bluetooth driver issues, you can easily fix it by clicking “Update” to get the most compatible Bluetooth driver. You are able to select the Bluetooth drivers that you want.


Step 3: Reboot your Computer

Reboot your computer to make all Bluetooth driver updates come into effect.

Note: It’s highly recommended that you back up your drivers before install new drivers in case you want to move back to the previous ones. Driver Talent has been thoughtful enough for this, enabling you to roll back to a specific version of drivers.


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