How do you make a group policy in windows xp persistent?

My question is how do you make a LOCAL group policy persistent?  We have a computer that will not keep it's local group policy.  There are 2 user accounts on the computer, admin and userx.  Userx is part of the administrators group so they should have access to change whatever on the computer.

The group policy that is enable that we would like to disable is "Force Classic Start Menu".  We type in gpedit.msc.  Navigate to User Configuration | Administrative Templates | Start Menu and Taskbar | Change Force Classic Start Menu to Disable, apply it and exit out of group policy.  And, it works!  We go back into group policy and it kept the change.

Now, this is where it gets messed up.  If we restart the computer it defaults back to "Force Classic Start Menu - Enable".

I have added the registry key
NoSimpleStartMenu to 0  [dword:00000000]

and yet that does nothing.  Any ideas?
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lamaslanyConnect With a Mentor Commented:
A domain group policy trumps a local group policy - have you got a domain group policy that forces the classic start menu applied to this computer?
The policies do not revert unless you have login script to revert policy or you have program which freezes state of the computer so on the reboot your computer is reverted back to original config.
bfgcadminAuthor Commented:
How do I check for a domain group policy?
newborn1281Connect With a Mentor Commented:
On your Domain Controller oyu go to controll pannel admin tools users and computers
then select name of your domain cklick with right mouse button and select properties. then you need tab group policy.

second method s on that machie where you have problem run RSOP resultant set of policies to see if you have other policies applied. on that machine RUN type mmc
in new widow you need to add RSOP plugin and run in r generate rsop.
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