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This is an office computer, with Windows XP SP2 Professional.

It was hit by some sort of virus, which I managed to remove, but in the cleanup process I've found quite a few wacky things. One of the worst is this one;



Plantillas administrativas = Administrative templates

Some options such as system restore are disabled because of the policies, but once I go into policies, there is nothing available to make changes to, just those 2 folders.

I'm currently stumped, how do I go on to enabling these options back in? Thanks.
 

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Eep!

Sorry for the late reply, I hadn't the opportunity to come back to this computer until today. Thanks for the suggestion, I hadn't considered slipstreaming the install before doing a repair if necessary, it makes a lot of sense (And should explain why when I've done XP repairs in the past, the system sometimes ends up not being to boot at all anymore).

Thanks!
 
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Looks like the system.adm file is missing or corrupted. It should be in Windows\System32\Group Policy\ADM
This file is copied from Windows\inf the first time either of the pokicy editors is opened, so check the Windows\inf folder to see if a copy is still there, or you can expand the one from the XP CD (i386\system.ad_)

You can also download the ADM files for Win2k-Server 2003 SP1 (Does not include XP SP3) from MS:
Group Policy ADM Files

If you need XP SP3 files and don't have an SP3 CD or another system you can copy them from, you can download the SP3 network install file, extract the contents (WindowsXP-KB936929-SP3-x86-ENU.exe /x:C:\DestinationFolder), and get it from the i386 folder that will be extracted into C:\DestinationFolder.
 

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post with unsuitable advice removed

Combofix is a very powerful tool and should never be run unsupervised
Only qualified helpers in teh malware forums shoudl ever advise running combofix and definitely not for a problem like this
 

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And from an unauthorized link to boot which may not even have the correct version.
 
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