Windows 10/11 might return a Check Bluetooth Radio Status when you try to connect any of your Bluetooth devices to your PC. This issue is common when the Windows PC encounters a corrupted or outdated Bluetooth driver. In addition, internal Bluetooth issues, outdated BIOS configuration, etc., can trigger the issue.
On the other hand, you might have unintentionally kept the Airplane Mode enabled on your PC. It also causes a significant delay in connecting Bluetooth printers and other devices.
You can toggle the Bluetooth connection repeatedly to eliminate the glitch. Let’s check how you can permanently resolve this Bluetooth problem on your Windows PC.
Restart your Windows 10/11 Computer
A quick restart can save your day when anything unexpected occurs to your Windows PC. If your Windows computer is stuck with something difficult, then a restart will resolve it. A simple restart will initiate everything from scratch, and you can expect the issue to vanish.
Go to the Start menu and click it. When the menu expands, hit the Power icon. Then, you have to click the Restart option. It will take a while for your computer to start over. Try connecting to your Bluetooth equipment and test if the Check Bluetooth Radio Status appears.
Add the Bluetooth Device through the Control Panel
A Bluetooth issue might arise if you haven’t connected the particular device to the ‘Devices and Printers’ section. Therefore, try this solution before you attempt anything more complex:
- Right-click the network icon from the Taskbar. After that, hit the option, ‘Open Network Internet Settings’.
- Navigate to the Advanced Network Settings section and click ‘Open Adapter Options’. Next, hit the Bluetooth Network Connection.
- Choose the option called ‘View Bluetooth Network Devices’. Head towards the Devices and Printers window.
- Choose the ‘Add a Device’ option and test if you can discover Bluetooth devices around your computer.
Run System Scans
Corrupted installation of drivers can result in the Check Bluetooth Radio Status. You can consider running system scans to detect the fault and successfully eradicate them. Here’s what you can do to mitigate the problem:
- Explore a PowerShell or Command Prompt window with administrative properties.
- Next, you must copy and paste the following command: SFC /scannow. Hit the Enter key.
- An SFC scan can take a while. Once the system completes an SFC scan, you have to go for a DISM scan. On the same Command Prompt or PowerShell window, type in the command: DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth. Hit the Enter key to begin the scan.
Check if these commands resolve the Bluetooth issue by replacing corrupted files.
Update Windows and Corresponding Drivers
A pending Windows update can lead to different discrepancies, and the Check Bluetooth Radio Status is one of them. Therefore, check out whether there is any pending Windows update.
In case your Windows OS is up-to-date, follow the steps below to update utilities and Bluetooth drivers:
- Use the Windows and X keys to bring up the Power User menu.
- After that, select Device Manager from the list.
- Locate the Bluetooth option and click on it. Right-click the Bluetooth device once the Bluetooth option expands.
- Next, you need to select the Update driver option. Go for the automatic search.
You can restart your Windows computer after updating the Bluetooth driver.
Uninstall the Driver
You might have to uninstall the Bluetooth driver if updating the driver wasn’t helpful. Once you uninstall the Bluetooth driver on your Windows device and reboot the device, your PC will automatically install the compatible driver. Thus, you can get rid of the Check Bluetooth Radio Status notion.
Go through the following steps to uninstall your PC’s Bluetooth driver:
- Access the Power User menu with the shortcut key combination of Windows +X. Press the M key to launch the Device Manager.
- Click the Bluetooth option to expand it
- After that, right-click the Bluetooth device. Click the Uninstall the Driver option from the pop-up menu.
Restart your Windows 10/11 PC once the uninstallation completes. Windows will automatically install the required and compatible Bluetooth driver when you log into the device next time. Additionally, you might have to roll back the Bluetooth driver if your device has recently updated the driver.
Erase Phantom USB Entries
Windows users have noticed that the Check Bluetooth Radio Status issue appears when a phantom Bluetooth entry occurs. Remove such an entry from your PC and restart your system. Here’s what you have to go through:
- First, launch the Device Manager and expand your Bluetooth device.
- Next, click the View option from the top. Click the ‘Show Hidden Devices’ option.
- If any phantom Bluetooth device appears, right-click on it. Then, select the Uninstall option.
- Additionally, check the box next to ‘Delete the Driver Software of This Device’ before hitting the Uninstall option.
- Repeat the above step for every phantom Bluetooth device. Quit the Device Manager window. Moreover, remove any Bluetooth accessories, such as headphones.
Next, you must remove all unknown or unrecognized devices that reside under USB controllers. Ensure that you remove all the existing Wi-Fi connections, as well. Shut down your Windows PC and remove its power cable to the electrical outlet.
Wait for 5-7 minutes, and then you can plug the power cable back into the electrical source. Turn on your PC and test if the Check Bluetooth Radio Status disappears.
Try out additional solutions….
Apart from these fixes, you can try enabling the Bluetooth device using the Device Manager. Otherwise, you can simply disable the Bluetooth device and re-enable it. If nothing seems to be helpful in getting rid of the Check Bluetooth Radio Status issue, you can update the BIOS.
Go through your device manual to learn how exactly you can update your Windows PC’s BIOS. Updating the BIOS will reset your computer and would possibly resolve the Bluetooth issue. Contact an expert if you can’t eliminate the Bluetooth issue.