Well, I fixed it.
part of the problem is that the laptop in question has Windows 7 Home Edition. This version of Windows 7 is missing several of the administrative tools that come with Windows 7 Pro. So there is no way to access the PrintManagement.Msc to locate and delete the printer drivers that were not deleted by the Uninstall.
For this you need to first make sure you uninstalled the software, them to need to open Microsoft Management Console (MMC). Just locate the "Run" dialog box and type in "MMC". Another dialog box will show up. From the listing, locate the drivers you want to delete. There are two options. But I used the one that saws delete drivers and software.
Once they were gone I downloaded the latest 64bit drivers from Dell and then installed them. It worked like a charm.
Hopefully this solution will help some someone else out
Edited by DominicGreco, 16 August 2011 - 06:52 AM.