I would do this now, with whatever firmware you have (you have nothing to lose).
Go into Device Manager, find your burner-> right click-> Properties-> Uninstall, then reboot.
You could also then try this little app:
Your Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-111D is an older drive the latest firmware is still years old. It might simply be time to get a new drive, they are cheap.
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