I've had a problem with squeaking floor since moving in, and after pulling up the carpet and taking a look I've discovered it's down to the screws which have been put into the chip board flooring between a join. The join run's down the entire length of my hallway to the end of my apartment, and unlike any other chipboard flooring in the apartment it has no tongue and groove. It appears that there was a substance between them but this just chips away now, the apartment block was built about 12 years ago. I've attached two photos, one of the join which runs down the apartment, and a close up of the screws still in the flooring, and one of the screws which I've removed.
My question is, will it be fine to remove the screws which are causing the problem, or is there any other way I should look to fixing this problem?