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AD Groupolicey referencing policy that no longer exists

When running a gupdate I receive the below error in the event log fallowd by another event log saying “Periodic policy processing failed for user domain\username in 0 seconds.”. It seems that there is something wrong with the groupolicey holding the ID (1214BEAE-D7B5-4CFA-B163-92341395C7E7).  The interesting part is that going to \\domain\SysVol\domain\Policies\ there is no policy with the ID of 1214BEAE-D7B5-4CFA-B163-92341395C7E7. The issue is it seems that no grouppolicies are being applied to my computer (I have a policy that is supposed to map printers from my print server and those printers are not being mapped).  If I run a gpresult /H c:\file.htm I get an html output that and under “Summery > Component Status > Component Name > Group Policy Infrastructure” it says

“Group Policy Infrastructure failed due to the error listed below.

The system cannot find the path specified.

Note: Due to the GP Core failure, none of the other Group Policy components processed their policy. Consequently, status information for the other components is not available.”

This is getting output under “Summery > Component Status > Component Name > Group Policy Infrastructure”
 

-Event Log-
Log Name:      Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy/Operational
Source:        Microsoft-Windows-GroupPolicy
Date:          6/10/2010 9:46:52 AM
Event ID:      7017
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      
User:          
Computer:      Computer Nam
Description:
The system calls to access specified file completed.
\\domain\SysVol\domain\Policies\{1214BEAE-D7B5-4CFA-B163-92341395C7E7}\gpt.ini
The call failed after 0 milliseconds.
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Top Expert 2005
Commented:
Use ADSIEdit.msc, find this policy and delete it.Allow replication to complete and see if things return to normal.

Commented:
Remove and rejoin the computer to the domain.
Top Expert 2005

Commented:
What is that going to accomplish?

There is a policy referenced in AD that no longer exists.  That reference must be removed.

This has nothing to do with computer accounts.