Deleted GPO still showing up and causing Please Wait screen

We have a number of Windows 7 computers on our domain that get stuck on a "Please wait" screen for hours, and I have isolated it to a hung up GPO that has already been disabled, then deleted. The GPO previously installed, then removed, the Barracuda WSA client.

On one PC I tested this morning, the client was already gone as well as the GPO when I ran "gpresult" but in the System Error Log it still showed it as failed. I have to use Dameware to manually kill msiexec and then the Please Wait goes away, but this keeps happening. Any ideas?
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William FulksSystems Analyst & WebmasterAsked:
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Adam BrownSr Solutions ArchitectCommented:
Depending on how the GPO installed the client, you may need to reconfigure the GPO so it removes the configuration used rather than disabling/removing it. For instance, if the script created a scheduled task to perform the install, that scheduled task has to be removed.
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William FulksSystems Analyst & WebmasterAuthor Commented:
Actually, I did that already. It's getting hung on a GPO that removes the client. The GPO can't find the client and gets hung since it was already removed. The bigger problem is why the GPO won't go away.
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Huig GuijtSystem AdministratorCommented:
Clear the Group Policy cache on the client:

RD /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers"

RD /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy"

Then refresh your applied Group Policies:

gpupdate /FORCE
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William FulksSystems Analyst & WebmasterAuthor Commented:
One of our senior techs found the issue. It was buried in the registry under HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy\AppMgmt\

I tell y'all what, we have had nothing but problems with Barracuda's WSA (web security application). One past PITA as it goes away!
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William FulksSystems Analyst & WebmasterAuthor Commented:
One of our senior techs found the issue. It was buried in the registry under HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy\AppMgmt\
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William FulksSystems Analyst & WebmasterAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
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