I need some help with getting my burner to read

i just got a BENQ (Acer) 40/12/40 burner. and i am trying to get it to work. my problem is, windows detects it, but when i put a CD in, it acts like one isnt there, and when i try to do anythin with the drive, it actc like it is just a HD, and it says “Files waiting to be put on CD” or something to that extent. and when i dont have anything in the drive, i can still double click on it, and it acts like i was broswing a CD, but there are no files or anything. thanks in advance for the help.