|By 'rebooting' do you really mean reinstalling windows 98? Otherwise it shouldn't be asking for a product key.|
Other than the google search do you have another 98 machine or does anyone you know have one? There's software that will show the key on a working system. Then you can use it on yours.
But shhhhh--don't tell.
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