Thanks DeaconFrost. In the device manager, it states that there is bluetooth and no yellow triangles. I downloaded and installed all the wireless drivers, from the Dell website. No bluetooth icon! I checked the preferences for what icons appear in the taskbar and I set tbluetooth to show icon and notification" then I checked all the bluetooth services, all were running. No bluetooth icon in the notification area, must be a hardware issue. I tried Dell online tech support, the website told me that their records show that my laptop was purchased outside of the US so no tech support for me. GRRRR!!!
I do have a warrantee so I'll take it back to the vendor and see what they say. If they tell me that they will take it to the Dell workshop where they will try to fix it. I'll say no thanks, in this country if you have a small problem and you send a device to the repair people, it'll come back with a bigger problem. I can live with no bluetooth