Probably a program was registered to launch automatically when you inserted a DVD, and that program was removed and when you insert any other DVD and try to launch a program, it prompts “Application not found.”

Application Not Found

Its simplest trick that helps to get rid of such problem as well as initialize drive’s (including hard drives and DVD drives) context menu to default.

How To:

1. Run regedit (Registry Editor)

2. Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

3. Remove or delete MountPoint2 key completely and close Registry Editor.

4. Logoff or restart your PC to take effect.

5. Now check and double click on your DVD drives. Happy Windows computing.

Applies To:

  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP

21 responses to “FIX: Application not found, when click on CD/DVD drive”

  1. Anand Ajay Avatar
    Anand Ajay

    Thanks Ji , Hats of to u :) :) :)

  2. Muhammad Umer Avatar
    Muhammad Umer

    I tried this solution now I am getting “please insert a disc into drive”
    What should i do now ?
    plz help


  3. Arrueira Vermelha Avatar
    Arrueira Vermelha

    Thanks for the straight-to-the point solution. I was having that problem trying to access external drives (including backup drives, USB thumb drives and SD cards!) from Explorer and now it is resolved. Kuddos!

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  5. Alok Kumar Avatar
    Alok Kumar

    Thank You very Much.. Grate job.!!

  6. Knosys Networks Avatar
    Knosys Networks

    Fix didn’t work here, I guess the drive needs replaced.

  7. dave Avatar

    I can’t see Mountpoint2 help me plz?

  8. STEVE Avatar

    The best answer that worked for me was to go into the Windows 7 control panel, select programs and features.
    Click on the turn on/off features on the left panel
    Go to Media Features and de-select all.
    After windows runs its thing it will reboot.
    Once you’re back select those options again with a check mark and reboot.
    You should be able to put a DVD into drive and start immediatly.
    If you have more than one media program capable of playing dvds then you will be prompted to select the one you want.

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