Windows 7 cannot discover any bluetooth devices

Just bought myself a small micro bluetooth dongle by Bluesoliel. As soon as I plug it into my hp g60 laptop, the drivers installed automatically for windows to work with it. However when attempting to discover devices, it finds nothing, without giving any verification as to if it is actually searching or not. I try to right click on the little bluetooth icon on the taskbar to open settings, but nothing happens and there is no option to open bluetooth settings in the control panel, and the devices and printers section eternally loads. I know the device works with the bluesoliel software it came with, even with a downloaded Toshiba stack trial. There is clearly an issue with the windows bluetooth stack that I need fixed, I need to use the windows stack due to program compatibility with nothing else.
I found the problem, I simply had the bluetooth service turned off in my services manager.

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Last updated March 13, 2018 Views 554 Applies to: