I have a Nitro laptop and regularly use Bluetooth to project my audio to my room's speakers. Last night, mid use, the sound cut out completely. Cheking my settings, my bluetooth on/off slider vanished, along with the button in the notification panel. I have since tried the following, to no avail:
Disable/uninstall drivers in device manger: just caused the Bluetooth icon to completely vanished from the menu during all further attempts.
Reinstall drivers: Not visible from device manager, may as well be invisible to the system.
Starting Bluetooth through services.msc: It wasn't running, but turning it on did not cause any discernable change to the other options/device manager.
System restore: Didn't properly complete because of an error; using sfc and dism through CMD fixed that, but the restore didn't effect the Bluetooth.
Windows Reset: reinstalled through the recovery option; besides uninstalling my apps it didn't cause any of the Bluetooth options to return.
Also, all the above were accompanied by copious restarts.
It's as if whatever Bluetooth hardware that is in the laptop has completely died or disappeared. Is there anything I can do or try to get it back? Pretty frustrated by this so far, but if it can't be solved might just buy a Bluetooth adaptor. Assistance is appreciated.
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