Hi and welcome to the forums!
I think you need to enable DMA on your writer. If you are on a Via, SiS or Ali chipset, you need to install chipset drivers. For Intel and Nvidia chipsets, you'd best use the standard MS drivers.
If you have your writer attached to a RAID controller (not likely), you'll (most probably) have to put in on your standard IDE channel to function properly.
Enabling the DMA settings in 2k/XP can be done in the properties of the IDE channel, in 9X/ME, it can be done in the properties of the writer.
I hope this helps a little. Feel free to ask more
ps information on enabling DMA can easily be found through the
search, so if you need additional information, this may be a good place to look for it