Thursday, November 5, 2015

Bluetooth is not Shown in Device Manager

People are encountering problems of "Bluetooth adapter disappears from device manager" from time to time especially after an OS update such as from Windows 7/8 to Windows 10. What to do if bluetooth is not working or shown in device manager? This article explored several solutions. 

Solution 1: Install a Correct Driver for Your Bluetooth Module

When bluetooth stopped working, you can no longer connect any devices via bluetooth, worse still, the bluetooth is nowhere to be found on the computer, neither in the Control Panel nor in the Device Manager. It is most likely that the device driver is missing,outdated or broken. The efficient and quick solution is to find and install a correct driver for it. There are several ways to find a proper driver for your device, but the quickest and easiest way is to use the automatic driver finder software Driver Talent.

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Driver Talent is a very easy-to-use and helpful program designed to analyze, find and install drivers for all Windows hardware like bluetooth, audio card, video/graphic adapter, motherboard, network card, mouse, keyboard, USB wireless adapter and more USB-connected devices. Anyone can operate it without any difficulty to solve driver issues. Download it for a try and enjoy more great features.

Please note that your bluetooth may be listed in the Peripheral Drivers section if it is not listed in the Download & Update section because PCI bluetooth will be listed in the Download & Update and USB bluetooth will be listed in the Peripheral Drivers section.

Solution 2: Remove Suspicious Software That May Result in the Disappearance of Bluetooth

Sometimes, certain software will kill the bluetooth on your Windows. I heard a true story about this before.

"After I install he the cyberpower UPS software, I cannot use my bluetooth, nor can I find it from anywhere on my computer. Then, I uninstalled it to see if it is the source of my problem. After a restart, I typed "bluetooth" in the search box and the "change bluetooth settings" link appeared. I also found the bluetooth icon to reappear in the device manager. Therefore, the UPS backup software kills the Bluetooth on Windows 8.1!"

I don't know if there is other suspicious software but if the case is similar to the above, that is, right after you install a certain piece of software that your bluetooth is not working. Then the software may be the source.

Solution 3: Do a System Restore from a Normal Point

No matter what problems occurred on your computer, a system restore is an efficient choice. Just restore it to the back date where there is no problem. After that, all the updates made after the back date will disappear including the bluetooth issue. However, if there is important update and files, remember to backup them before the system restore.

Solution 4: Re-enable the Bluetooth Adapter

This is only working for those whose bluetooth is shown in Device Manager and can't connect devices via bluetooth.
  • Click Start menu, input "device manager" in the search box and press Enter to open the DeviceManager.
  • Expand your bluetooth adapter, right click on it, choose Disable, then Enable.

Read more to fix bluetooth not working issue.

Friday, October 30, 2015

One-click Download, Update and Fix Windows Drivers - Free for Limited Time

First of all, I'd like to make a statement of the brand and software name change. The brand Drive The Life has been changed into OSToto and all the utilities are under the brand name OSToto. The flagship software DriveTheLife has updated to a new version with an all-new look and the new name Driver Talent. Accordingly, the complementary software DriveTheLife for Network Card has been changed into Driver Talent for Network Card.

And another big news is that we offer free Driver Talent and Driver Talent for Network Card for limited time. When the free time is ended, you need to pay a little money in order to use the full version of Driver Talent and access full features. The most important is that if you download and activate Driver Talent full version before the end of free time, you will enjoy a lifetime free Driver Talent full version and lifetime free updates. Don't forget to share the big and good news with your friends. Learn more details from official site:

Key Features of Driver Talent

Driver Talent is a professional and easy-to-use driver downloader, updater and manager for Windows hardware. It will run through your computer and scan all drivers status in demand. After the scan and analysis, it will identify your outdated, malfunctioning and not backed up drivers. You can download, update, fix and backup drivers by clicking corresponding buttons with ease.

Key features are summarized as below:
  • Scan driver status
  • Fix malfunctioning (missing or corrupted) drivers
  • Find and update up-to-date drivers in Latest driver mode
  • Backup drivers for future restore
  • Restore drivers from backup to repair issues
  • Uninstall unwanted and unused drivers completely
  • Repair, install and update drives for all USB-connected (peripheral) drivers
  • Check for hardware information and CPU/memory usage in one place
  • Several versions are available for every driver so that you can freely choose which to install
  • 100% Compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Windows XP, Vista and Windows Server

Note that you are free to download, update and backup drivers. And you need to activate to the full version to restore, uninstall, add network printers, use Latest driver mode and access more features. The code will be sent to you for free till the free time ends.

The software Driver Talent for Network Card is specially designed to fix network drivers and is especially helpful when you have no internet connection because it is integrated with a network driver library inside which allows you to install network drivers offline. 

How to Use Driver Talent to Download, Update and Fix Drivers?

Driver Talent is a quite easy tool that everyone can operate it without difficulty. Below I will list a simple steps of using Driver Talent and something that need to be clarified while using Driver Talent.

Before starting, download Driver Talent from official site (You can always download the latest version from official site). Install and start the program. Then follow the steps in the below:

Step 1: Scan driver status

Before entering the main interface, there are an entry of scanning drivers update or going to tools, peripheral drivers and hardware profile section.

scan for drivers on windows

Note that generally we will click Scan to check for driver updates or fix driver problems at first. But if you want to skip the scan and directly access the Tools section (including backup, restore and uninstall drivers), the Peripheral devices driver section, or just want to check for the Hardware profile information, you can click the corresponding buttons in the bottom row.

Step 2: After the scan, update or fix the drivers

When scan is done, it will list the drivers that need to be repaired. If there is no driver needs to be repaired, it will list the updateable drivers. If all are perfect, it will say that ''Congratulations! All drivers are perfect!"

If you need to update or fix drivers, just click the Start button and Driver Talent will do all for you.

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Step 3: Backup, restore and uninstall drivers

All the 3 features are included in the Tools section. Just go to corresponding section to backup, restore or uninstall drivers.

restore driver from backup

Note that you need to activate Driver Talent to full version for the features of Restore and Uninstall drivers. The code is free sent till the free time ends.

Step 4: Update, repair or install drivers for peripheral devices (USB-connected)

The Peripheral Drivers section is specially designed for USB-connected devices. It will detect all connected USB devices on your computer. If there any devices that are not detected, click the Repair button. You can even add network printers from this section. But you need to activate to access this feature.

install network printer drivers

Step 5: Check for hardware information

Here in the Hardware Profile section, all your hardware information and CPU, memory usage are listed. You can also export it as txt document for references.

hardware profile of my pc

Other Things That Need Your Notice

1. You can customize all the utility's settings be clicking Settings in the left main menu or the top right menu. Here you can specify how Driver Talent are launched, closed. You can add your own language file so that you can use Driver Talent as your native software. You can also specify the folders to save downloaded and backed up drivers. Customize network or proxy while using Driver Talent.

settings about drivers talent

2. Driver Talent is activated right after you enter your email address and click Done. You don't need to type in the code in anywhere by yourself. However, you need to keep the key for future use when you uninstall old version Driver Talent and reinstall the new version.
how to register driver talent full version

serial key of driver talent

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Best Free WiFi Hotspot Creator Software for Windows Computer

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What is a WiFi Hotspot?

Wi-Fi Hotspot is a kind of connection platform which helps establishing a Wi-Fi network in a limited space area. With the WiFi network, the nearby wireless devices like Android smartphone, iPhone, iPad, laptop/notebook, etc. can have a quick and convenient access to the internet connection shared by the WiFi network.

To make a WiFi hotspot, you can either buy a wireless router or use specific software which helps create WiFi hotspot without wireless router. To buy a wireless router, you may need to pay a expensive cost. However, WiFi hotspot creator app can help you save the money and create a free and stable WiFi hotspot on your devices.

Today I will show you how to use your Windows computer as a free WiFi hotpot, including laptop/notebook or a desktop that has a working wireless adapter. 

How to Use Windows Computer As a WiFi Hotspot - Create WiFi Network on Windows PC

Firstly, you need a WiFi hotspot maker app. There are many such apps on the internet, some of which are paid and the others are free. Here I will recommend the best free app called OSToto Hotspot which is easily accessible and open to download on official site ( and most of the download sites, including CNET, Softpedia, MAJORGEEKS, Softonic, Informer Software and so on. It is extremely useful and very popular all across the world. 

It is super easy to turn your Windows computer into a WiFi hotspot as long as the internet connection is available and the wireless adapter is working well. Let's start the easy guide!

Step 1: Download and Install the Free WiFi Hotspot Creator Software OSToto Hotspot

You'd better download OSToto Hotspot from official site because you can always get the latest version here. After the download is done, click the installer to install it. 

Step 2: Turn on WiFi Hotspot When the Installation is Done

The WiFi hotspot will be automatically turned on after OSToto Hotspot is installed and launched. You can disable this option if needed from the Settings. A default SSID (WiFi name) and password (1234567890) will be assigned, you can freely change it by clicking the Edit icon. And you'd better change the password to prevent others from connecting without your permission.

wifi hotspot sharing

Now the WiFi hotspot creation is done and you can enjoy the free and stable WiFi shared by OSToto Hotspot on your portable devices, such as android mobile phone, Windows tablet, iPhone, iPad, Kindle, laptop or notebook and so on.

What Computer and Mobile Devices are Supported by OSToto Hotspot

All computer with a working wireless card running on Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8/7/XP/Vista will be compatible with OSToto Hotspot.
Popular laptops used by users are Asus, Dell, Acer, Sony, HP, Toshiba, Lenovo, Samsung, Gateway and more.
Commonly used portable devices are iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, 5, 4S; iPad Pro, iPad Air/ Air 2, iPad mini, iPad 4, iPad 3; Samsung Galaxy, Xiaomi, Sony, OPPO, Vivo and more; Kindle, Windows tablet and all that has the function to search for a WiFi network and open the WLAN.

Click here for more solutions to build WiFi hotspot on the newest Windows 10.

Tip: If you are unable to turn on the WiFi hotspot, check if the wireless adapter is working normally. If needed, update the wireless driver to fix your problem.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Top Ways to Fix "Laptop Touchpad Not Working"

Laptop's Touchpad Stops working

"The built-in Synaptic touchpad on my notebook no longer works, making Windows nearly impossible to use. Even the touchpad scrolling not working! I am so disappointed because I don't have a mouse here."

Imagine that without a mouse, touchpad or other pointing device, how can you use a Windows PC? So it is really disappointing when your touchpad suddenly stopped working without a mouse on hand.

This page covers several common fixes to resolve on-functioning touchpad.

How to Troubleshoot Touch Pad Not Working


Method 1. Reboot Your Laptop

The first fix should be painfully obvious - Restart your laptop. If the problem just started, this may be the easiest troubleshooter. We know, anything that's got in a mess gets the chance to start over by computer restart. The OS and the software gets to a new start with a reboot.

Method 2. Update Touchpad Driver

If you got this problem in a Windows upgrade like from Windows 7/8 to Windows 10, the most possible cause is that Windows installed an incorrect driver for your touchpad. If this is the case, don't worry! A simple touchpad driver update will fix it.

To update driver, you have 2 ways.

The 1st Way: Use 3rd party driver downloader and updater tool

Here I recommend free software DriveTheLife and take it as the example to show how to update touchpad driver automatically.
  • Then, install and launch it, an automatic driver scan will begin. This is collecting and analyzing your Windows drivers. Any drivers in question will be listed after scan.
  • Next, check the notice message to see whether your touchpad driver is normal. If not, you just need to tick touchpad and click Start to download and install a correct touchpad driver.

touchpad not working

  • At last, reboot your computer to let the new driver take effect.

The 2nd Way: Download driver from manufacture's website and install it manually

  • Firstly, go to the manufacture's website. It is either your touchpad manufacture's website like Synaptic or your notebook manufacture like Asus, Dell, Lenovo, Samsung, Toshiba, Acer, HP, Sony and so on.
  • Then search with "touchpad model and name + driver" inside. Note that you should download the right driver depending on your OS (Windows 7, 8 or Windows 10) with 32bit or 64bit.
  • Next, download and install it manually.
  • At last, restart Windows after the installation is done.

 Method 3. Change Mouse & Touchpad Settings 


  • Navigate to the Start Menu type change mouse settings in the Search field, then press Enter.
  • In the mouse Properties window, click the tab that seems to be for your touchpad (the name varies from model to model). Make sure that everything is enabled. If there are Settings buttons, make sure that everything is on.
  • Select no delay and click "additional mouse options"
  • In the new window for mouse options you will see ELAN tab (maybe the name of your pad is different). If you see ELAN pad disabled, enable it and deselect the option "disable when external USB point xxxxxxx"
  • Click Apply and OK


Method 4. Repair Corrupted Operating System Files

Another possible cause for a malfunctioning touchpad is corrupted operating system files.
You have 2 ways to fix the corrupted system files.

1. Restore your computer to a restore point at a date prior to when the touchpad stopped working.

2. Perform an complete restore process of the Windows OS, that is, a clean install of Windows.  

If you are unable to resolve your laptop touchpad not working issue after trying the solutions on this page, the touchpad is likely non-functional due to a hardware problem. In this case,  you are recommend to send your laptop to a computer repair shop for further analysis, or buy a wireless/wired/bluetooth mouse to take its place.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

160WiFi Is Changed to OSToto Hotspot as A Wi-Fi Hotspot Creator -- New Version Released

Los Angeles, Calif. August, 28th, 2015 — 160WiFi, as the top free Wi-Fi hotspot creator utility by Drive The Life Co., Ltd., has received great reviews from millions of users. For better understanding of more users and for the development with hot market trends, it has been changed into the new name OSToto Hotspot. Today this new version ( is released with the new name as well as several big updates. Now all users can download this new upgrade version Wi-Fi hotspot creator from the official website.

OSToto Hotspot (originally named 160WiFi) is based on Windows computer with user-friendly design. It helps users to turn a laptop, notebook, or desktop into a Wi-Fi wireless access point so that internet connection sharing with other Wi-Fi enabled devices becomes extremely easy. You can also get your own customized version for personality by contacting with the company. This new version has several great upgrades.

New Updates on OSToto Hotspot

Besides the alteration of the name, some new updates are added to OSToto Hotspot.
  • Set up free Wi-Fi hotspot much faster – in seconds
  • 1 click to timing shutdown on computer without commands
  • Remove the phone management function
  • 2 Wi-Fi sharing modes available to insure high efficiency of Wi-Fi hotspot
  • New , clear and simple UI
  • Support the new Windows 10

Price and Availability

OSToto Hotspot is now available to all users for free. For more information, or to free download this latest version, please visit:

About Drive The Life Co., Ltd.

Drive The Life Inc. is the leading computer software provider and is dedicated to developing powerful and user-loving software on managing Windows device drivers and Wi-Fi sharing. Over years of development, Drive The Life Inc. is now favored by majority of users and becomes quite popular all over the world.

Press Contact

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Bluetooth Devices Not Working after Installing Windows 10

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After the Windows 10 upgrade by Microsoft, various issues happened on bluetooth devices. 

1. "I just bought some new bluetooth headphones and they are working great with the new  Windows 10 upgrade. But my phone is not able to send files through bluetooth OR WiFi. It shows that they are paired up and that was not problem, but there is no transfer taking place. It is quite annoying."

2. "Since I installed Windows 10 yesterday (upgrade from 8.1), my Microsoft Bluetooth Notebook Mouse 5000 (yes, yes, Microsoft!) is no longer detected.
I'm trying everything I can to get it working on my Samsung laptop but to no avail.
Microsoft don't even offer a single driver download for this mouse so I really don't know what to do."

3. "After 8.1 to 10 Windows update, bluetooth has issues on a Pavillion x2.
No bluetooth icon.
Device manager says device fine.
Update driver icon for bluetooth device dimmed could not select.
Uninstalled device, still no work.
Digging into device manager for the Mediatec bluetooth adapter, I found ERR 441 kernel PnP."

How to Resolve Bluetooth Issues on Windows 10?

For bluetooth mouse, try the fix below:
  • Remove the mouse from Settings > Devices > Bluetooth > Manage Bluetooth Devices
  • Uninstall the Generic Microsoft Bluetooth device: Device Manager > Bluetooth. Click "Scan for hardware changes", then Windows will automatically identify the bluetooth adapter and install a correct device driver
  • Press pairing button on mouse
  • Go back to Settings > Devices > Bluetooth> Manage bluetooth devices and see if your mouse is listed as "ready to pair".

For bluetooth driver issues, try the fix below:

1. Completely uninstall the old bluetooth driver
  • Start > Input Device Manager > Press enter to open the Device Manager
  • Scroll down the devices list and find your Bluetooth device
  • Spread it and double click to open the Properties window
  • Click Driver tab > Uninstall
Note that sometimes there will be leftovers and broken registry files in the uninstallation from Device Manager. In this case, it is important to use automatic driver uninstaller to completely uninstall drivers.

2. After the driver uninstallation, reinstall the new driver for bluetooth device

To reinstall the driver, you can restart computer and let Windows search for and download, install driver.

However, I would recommend third party automatic driver install tool which will identify the missing driver and install correct and best-matched driver with one click.
Read more about uninstall and reinstall drivers for Windows here.

If the methods outlined above still can't solve your problem, try installing the package from After that, restart your computer.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Audio is Not Working after Windows 10 Update - How to Fix

audio not working after windows 10 upgrade

After Windows 10 update, there are similar audio problems on various brand computers.

On HP Computer:

"I recently upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 but now the audio isn't working. I've tried troubleshooting but the system can't find a problem. I also tried to reinstall the audio drivers but can't find any available through HP."

On Lenovo Computer:

"After my upgrade to Windows 10 on my Lenovo G780, it seems like my audio isn't functioning anymore. I tried to plug in my headset as well to check if I had audio coming through that, but it does not appear in the Playback Devices window when plugged.

The laptop comes with Conexant SmartAudio HD and also lists High Definition Audio Device under Device Manager.

Could anyone help me out and let me know if there's some problems I am overseeing. Any help would be appreciated. Thank You."

On Asus Computer:

"I upgraded from 8.2 to Windows 10. Audio not working now. I have an Asus G55VW laptop. Anyone have a solution?

And more...

How to Fix Audio/Sound Problem after Windows 10 Upgrade?

As to the audio issues, I have listed several fixes below. Try them out.

Fix 1: Adjust Bit-rate of Your Playback Device

  • Right click on Sound icon to open Playback devices
  • Choose your current playback device
  • Navigate to Properties and click on Advanced
  • Choose lower or higher bit-rate (use 24bit/44100 Hz or 24bit/192000Hz - it depends on the device).

Fix 2: Shut Download Computer Completely and Then Reboot

Shutting down computer completely, which is quite different from shutting it down in the hybrid shut down mode.
  • Right click Start > Properties > Start menu > Scroll to Shut down or sign out and select Shut down from the list.
  • After it completely shut down, reboot it again. Note that this boot-up may take a little longer than usual.
  • Now check if everything is in order.

Fix 3: Uninstall and Reinstall Audio Driver

If you get a driver error with you also and are told to re-install the driver or reboot, then the problem may be resulted from incorrect driver. You can uninstall the old driver and install a proper driver for it. To do this , I will introduce a super easy tool DriveTheLife, a free driver finder and downloader program.

Learn more about removing and reinstalling drivers from Windows computer.

If it failed, try going to manufacture's website to download and install the latest drivers. However, be sure to uninstall drivers before installing new driver or there
may be conflicts because of the old driver's leftover or broken registry files.

Fix 4: Uncheck Enable Audio Enhancements

If you are using a Relteak audio, then follow this:
  • Right click on audio icon from taskbar
  • Click your current playback device 
  • Select Speakers/HP > Properties > Advanced 
  • Uncheck "Enable audio enhancements" option
  • Click Apply and then OK.
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