Since I brought it up, for those who now may think that some old remnant might still be hanging around on their system and would like to know how to remove it(them), follow these instructions:
To find out if there are any drivers left behind from some failed uninstall string(s):
1) Open the "Start" menu and choose "Run..."
2) Type cmd in the run box and click "ok".
3) At the cmd prompt, type or copy and paste:
...and press enter. (Note that nothing seems to happen--this is expected. We are actually setting an environment variable which is going to help us to see hidden devices)
4) On the next cmd prompt line, type in:
...and press enter. This will launch the Windows Device Manager Console.
5) In the Device Manager Console, from the "View" menu, select "Show Hidden Devices".
This is NOT the same as just selecting 'Show Hidden Devices' from within the menu of the normal default view in device manager. This method exposes the super hidden drivers/devices from having changed the environment variable.
Now, scroll down to and click "Non-Plug and Play Drivers" in the listing. You will see not only the items that Windows currently detects as installed on your pc (these are the usual items displayed), but you will also see drivers, devices, and services which have been loaded in the past but were not uninstalled (properly) or are not currently started.
These are identified by those drivers listed which appear to be grayed out...
Make note of which drivers you see there that are grayed out. Research those items to help you determine what they are and if you need to keep them. If you find they belong to some program, specifically some antivirus program, that you KNOW you have already uninstalled then you can right-click that driver and select "Uninstall".
Also, if you happen to notice anything (from any other category other than "non-plug and play drivers") that has an exclamation mark or question mark next to it you might want to take the opportunity here and research those as well to find out why the question mark or exclamation mark is there. Those indicate a problem with those drivers. Your event viewer will tell you more about them.
Last thing, if you accidentally exit the Device Manager Console before you finish your review of these items, you will need to start over again at the cmd prompt in order to re-set the environment variable.
To close the cmd prompt window, type exit then press the "Enter" key. When you finish, if you indeed found one or more that you uninstalled you should reboot, if Windows hasn't already prompted you...in order for Windows to properly record the changes to the hard disk. This also ensure the best "Last know configuration that worked" will be recorded to the disk in the event you may need it so that you won't have to go through this again.