Weird issue

I recently upgraded from a 2005 VS solution to 2010. I can run the site in debug fine. The problem is when I attempt to publish the site I get the following error:

Error      75      Data at the root level is invalid. Line 1, position 1.      B:\My Stuff\Development\www\CH\Payment Processing\_vti_cnf\web.config      1      


When I open web.config it looks like this:

vti_encoding:SR|utf8-nl
vti_timelastmodified:TR|12 Feb 2006 23:25:46 -0000
vti_extenderversion:SR|4.0.2.8912


What is going on here? Thank you in advance for any help
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thenrichAsked:
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Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information SystemsCommented:
I'm not sure where the VTI_CNF version of the web.config is coming from, but that's all wrong.  Is there a web.config in the root of your site?
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GaryCommented:
What is your site? Is this something like Wordpress?
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Johny BravoCommented:
Have you upgraded your project from earlier version?

Your  web.config might not well-formed XML file.
Try deleting this _vti_cnf\web.config  file
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