Disable Bluetooth radio

Article ID: 12759098

Issue / Question

How to disable Bluetooth radio on a VC70N0 mobile computer?

Bluetooth radio is re-enabled after a cold boot, how to disable and persist after a cold boot?

Applicable To

VC70N0

Resolution / Answer

1. Install StartupCtl (Startup Control)

     1.1 Installer available from Support Portal.
     1.2 Installations instructions posted HERE

2. Modify the OnReset.txt and OnRestore.txt files to include the following commands:

delay 5
\application\btoff.lnk


     2.1 OnReset.txt is located in \Application\StartupCtl\OnReset folder
     2.2 OnRestore.txt is located in \Application\StartupCtl\OnRestore folder

Example:



3. Create a batch file, example btoff.cmd, with the following commands:

@ECHO OFF
\windows\btcmd radio off
exit


Example:



4. Create a shortcut for this batch file, example btoff.lnk, with the following command:

24#"\Application\btoff.cmd"

Example:



5. Copy the btoff.cmd and btoff.lnk files into the VC70 \Application partition



At this point, after a warm boot or cold reset, the Bluetooth radio will be automatically disabled.