error code "Application not found" for dvd drive


i have got a laptop of sony viao and

i am having problem with my cd/dvd rom drive.. 

it was working fine before few days and suddenly stopped today as i tried to write a dvd in it..

now the drive doesn't even read the cd/dvd when i insert any cd/dvd in it.. and when i click on the drive icon in my computer it says the error "Application not found"..

it even makes some noise when i insert any cd/dvd in the drive.. 

i googled about this problem but didn't find any solutions on it..

can anybody help me how to fix this problem plz..


thanks for your time


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Last updated March 23, 2019 Views 16,391 Applies to:

Hi priyank71285,

Thank you for replying.

Let’s log on to any other user account and check if the CD/DVD drive is working fine. If you do not have any other user account, create a new user account with administrative privileges. If it works fine, it means that the other user account is corrupted.


Create a user account

Access the link below and follow the steps to fix a corrupted user profile:


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