If you wish to disable the delays in the bios, yet still have a functional floppy drive, do this.
Start the computer and keep pressing the delete key. This should take you to the bios. A screen similar to this. click here
Scroll down to the advanced bios features and enter. You should have a screen like this. click here
They are 3 settings to check and may need to be adjusted.
1)first boot > set this to HDD 0
2)Swap floppy drive > set to disable
3)floppy drive seek > set to disable
Also while there, make sure that quick power on self test is enabled.
You can change the settings for the above, by using the PgUp or PgDn buttons on the keyboard.
When done pressing the F10 key will save the settings and exit. It will probably ask you for a y for yes.
If at any time you feel unsure about the bios, you can exit it with out making any changes, even though you may have altered it. Just press esc. to get to the main screen and pick the exit without saving section.
This may give you a couple of seconds quicker boot up.
If you think your boot time is very slow, then post back to a new thread, they are many experienced users who can shave a lot of time of boot up. ;-)