i have microsoft windows xp and my dvd player wont play. i' had never used it. and a few months ago i tried and it dint work but i didnt really think much of it.i have jus tried to use it liek 2 min ago and it still wont work! grr. my computer made this really wierd sound. its sounded like the dvd player was reving up ( u know like when u hear a motorcycle rev up ) and then the sound would die away . then it would repeat this process. it sounded as if my comp were trying to play it but couldnt. why is this. i have to return this dvd in a few days and i'd like to be able to view it gosh darnit!.