DrewDad after removing the cd/dvd from the boot list my next step was disabling the dvd/cd controller on the main board by way of the bios and then for good measure I disable the hard drive controller and both actions resulted in no change of behavior.
It took the same length of time to boot to the bios screen with the same actions that seem to relate to the cd/dvd drive and then complained to me that it did not have a mean to boot.
I would had been happy to use a usb dvd/cd drive that I already have if disabling the cd/dvd would take care of the problem it did not however!
I did say this is an odd problem did I not?
This is not a name brand computer it was put together a number of years ago in a small shop using an older computer/dvd player of some kind as a shell.