Unable to Start the Bluetooth stack service [Solved]

Camilla Mo, in Common error Tags: Windows
If you meet error “Unable to start the Bluetooth stack service”, don’t worry. You can easily fix the error by using solutions here.


Solution 1: Check for Bluetooth Support Service

The error would occur if the bluetooth support service is not started. Follow steps below to check for service status.

1. Press Win+R (Windows logo key and R key) at the same time. A Run dialog box will open.

2. Type services.msc in the run box and click OK button.


3. From the Name list, locate Bluetooth Support Service. Right-click on it and select Properties.


4. Change the “Startup type” to Automatic and click Start button to start the service.


5. Click Apply then OK button.

6. Restart your PC for the changes to take effect.

Solution 2: Uninstall then Reinstall the Bluetooth Device Drivers

Follow these steps:

1. Press Win+R (Windows logo key and R key) at the same time. A Run dialog box will open.

2. Type devmgmt.msc in the run box and click OK button.



3. Expand category “Bluetooth Radios”, right click on one bluetooth device and select Uninstall. (If you see more than one bluetooth device under this category, uninstall them one by one.)



4. After uninstalling the drivers, update the driver.

You can go to your PC manufacturer’s website to download the latest bluetooth driver. Before you get started, ensure that you know the PC model and the system version that you are using (see How to Get Operating System Version)

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Mostly, Solution 1 and Solution 2 should fix the issue. If they don’t work for you, try Sotuion 3.

Solution 3: Perform a System Restore

Many Windows users reported that they met this error after using Norton registry cleaner. If you have installed one, maybe that’s the reason. In this case, try to perform a System Restore.

If you have done any changes to your computer before this error occurs, you can also try to perform a System Restore. 

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