Reset Power On Password?

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/serv...
December 6, 2010 at 10:59:59
Specs: Windows XP-PRO , Compac /
My system is: Desk-top; Windows XP-Pro, SP-3. Recently I was "hooked" with a virus and forced me to re-install all my programs. A week after my re-inst. I tried to log-in as usual. When I presssed the ON button in my PC the green pilot light goes ON for not more than 5 seconds and goes OFF. I only get in my screen a message: "POWER-ON PASSWORD".
I have never had this request before. I have tried entering all my different passwords that I use with no luck. Between the time of the re-inst. and this problem, I was getting e-mails from friends inquiring about "my recent e-mail to them" with an attachment. The recipients said that their Safety Program alert that a the "attachmets" "containing a potential virus". I have not sent any of those e-mails.
I noticed that what the "hooker" did was to get all my addresses and thried to get these people with the same virus I got.
Please help how I can delete the "never installed" power-on password. I am in a remote PC as my can not go ON.

Thanks for your halp.

Walter Rodriguez
33830 - Florida

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December 8, 2010 at 08:29:40
try password of administrator for the password or it could possibly be the model or make number of you computer: look on the bottom of your pc for a sticker it will have numbers on it

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