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Did you just recently run "Disk Cleanup"?
The only way I know system files get compressed is through "Disk Cleanup" unless it's done manually.
You can try and boot into safe mode and decompress the file:
1. Restart computer
2. Start tapping the F8 key on your keyboard until you get a menu of boot options.
3. Select Safe Mode
4. Your machine will boot in a diagnostic looking mode, but should allow you to get to your desktop
5. Go to the START MENU and select RUN
6. Type in: cmd
7. Click OK (this will take you to a command line)
8. Type in >cd c:\windows
(Note: not necessary to type the ">". It's only there for reference)
9. Hit the ENTER key
10. Type in >compact /U /S /A /I *.*
11. Hit the ENTER key
12. Let it run it's course until you return to a c:\windows> with a blinking curso.
13. Type in >exit
14. Hit the ENTER key
15. Restart the computer.
I would be anxious to see if this works for you. NTLDR is a system file and might not allow access to it while in the actual operating system. The next option would be to use a 3rd party boot utility like BartPE with the "compact" application packaged with it or the only other option to reload the Operating System. Remember to backup your files before reloading. You could use an IDE/SATA to USB converter to connect your Hard Drive in your computer to another computer using the USB interface and backup all your files. The converters usually cost close to $30.
Let me know if I can be of any other help.
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