Problem: Removing the floppy drive and saving the VM configuration, the floppy drive would automatically appear again.
Solution: Shutdown the VM and unregister it. Manually edit the vmx file, find one or more lines similar to the below and delete them:
floppy0.startConnected = “FALSE”
floppy0.clientDevice = “TRUE”
floppy0.fileName = “vmware-null-remote-floppy”
Then add a new line :
floppy0.present = “FALSE”
Save and overwrite the old vmx file in the datastore, then re-register the VM. Your floppy drive should now be gone.