It's very strange. Try to uninstall this burner from your computer and install it again, reading the manual, and installing all cables. Pay attention to master/slave jumper setting in you burner. Ideally you shall install your burner in the secondary IDE, using 80 wire IDE cable and configuring the jumper in the back of your burner in the Master position.
Do not forget the audio cable.
After rebooting, go to My Computer, Properties, Harware, Device Manager, IDE ATA/ATAPI (double clicking), select (double clicking) the IDE port where your burner is attached to, select Advanced Configurations and check if "DMA if available" is highlighted in Transfer Mode.