troubleshooting Question

Windows XP Group Policy is blocking everything

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Once I login, any icon I click on pops up a "Restrictions" error window containing this message:

"This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer.  Please contact your system administrator."

I was adding a group policy to stop execution of certain applications and must have accidentally done something that blocks everything.  I tried Safe Mode and there was no difference.   I can access the control panel but none of the icons will execute.  None of the administrative functions can be run (regedit, poledit.msc, etc).  I tried loading a previous snapshot of the registry and it did not fix the problem.

How can I either edit the group policies and undo whatever I did or put them back into an "empty" state?
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