AOL has prevented me to install printer drivers

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brainwave89

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I apologize in advance if this is not the proper forum for this thread.
Since AOL software was loaded on my Sony Vaio desktop w/ Windows XP Media Center Edition w/ sp2 I have not been able to use or install successfully printer drivers. I am no longer able to use my HP Phototsmart printer that was working without any problems before AOL 9.0 was installed.
When installing the driver for this printer and a Canon printer the failure to load the drivers is at the same exact point. When the software requests to attach the printer to the computer (I use a USB cable) the computer recognizes the printer in the system tray. Eventually, it states the the hardware did not install correctly. I received a printer device failure with the Canon and a similar error with HP.
I have went into Add/Remove programs to remove all instances of AOL but I noticed there are still references in the registry of AOL. I am still not able to install printer drivers successfully. A virus scan has found nothing as did a check of malware with ThreatFire 3.
Do you have any suggestions on how I can clean my registry completely of anything associated with AOL? My hope is that this cleaning will enable me to print again.

Thank you for looking.
 
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