"I have removed the floppy drive from the computer"
Sorry, I misunderstood and thuoght you removed a disk from the drive.
Try changing the boot order in the BIOS (choose Cd, hdd, hdd, or what ever to remove the floppy from the boot order), it should say floppy first, so change it to whatever is second bootup then save and exit.
If it still gives the same error, reset the booting order to factory defaults and try again.
Have you tried pulling the battery on the mobo to reset the BIOS/CMOS? If you're unsure how to do this, reference the motherboard manual for information on it. You'll have to have either the mobo manual or an online reference to change the jumpers. Most typically, the jumper is set to pins 1 and 2 by default. Unplugging the power cord from the wall (or back of the computer) then setting the jumper to pins 2 and 3 for a minute and pulling the battery will reset the BIOS/CMOS. The mobo manual will tell you where the jumper is located at. Be sure to ground yourself by having a grounding wrist-strap or by having bare skin touching the inside of the case (static electricity will damage everything inside the case if you're not careful).
If you're still getting that same error message, then I'd have to say that it's a windows issue that may be fixed easiest by a reinstallation (although you can try a repair first).
I've run into similar problems, and (unfortunately) a reinstallation of windows fixed all but 1 of the computers it's happened to. I've had to completely wipe one hdd clean and do a new install of the OS.
TBH, my own computer is doing something similar. I've just yet to reinstall windows, which I'm confident will fix it (lack of time I guess).
Hope it helps.
Edited by stevealmighty, 23 May 2006 - 03:23 PM.