You get an error when starting Windows 7 that a file is compressed. The filename that is compressed can be different but the solution is the same.
You receive the error ‘NTLDR is missing’ after switching on your computer or after restarting Windows XP. This article documents several possible solutions.
After switching on your computer or after restarting Windows XP you receive the error NTLDR is compressed. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL to restart on a black screen with white writing when trying to boot into Windows.
SOLUTION TO: When you reach the Welcome Screen of Windows XP Setup and choose to install Windows you are presented with the error “Setup did not find any hard disk drives…”