Cannot install the local printer

Cannot install printer on XP Pro machine.  Get errors such as required section not found in INF; cannot create a file when that file already exists; Windows scrubber has encountered a problem.  Also deleted an installed Samsung ML-1740 and now cannot reinstall - same kind of errors.  I completely uninstalled and deleted all printer driver and other related software.  Stopped and restarted the print spooler.  Still no go.
Rodger ReedyProgram ManagerAsked:
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Rodger ReedyConnect With a Mentor Program ManagerAuthor Commented:
I solved the problem by deleting the contents of c:\WINDOWS\system32\Spool\drivers\w32x86.  After that the printer drivers loaded without issue.
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ryansotoConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Use the spooler cleaner then try and reinstall.  DONT delete the USB /TCPIP/LPT1 monitors
Works very well

http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9d467a69-57ff-4ae7-96ee-b18c4790cffd&displaylang=en
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and235100Connect With a Mentor Commented:
More instructions here:
http://members.shaw.ca/bsanders/CleanPrinterDrivers.htm
to remove corrupt printer drivers.
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