I am setting up an XP SP2 machine on vmware and I am having some trouble with the Cisco VPN Client. When I start the client, I get an hour glass for about 10 seconds then nothing happens. I look at the processes in task manager and I see vpngui.exe and cvpnd.exe running. The cisco vpn service is also running. If I walk away and come back 20-30 minutes later the client will be on the screen. I started by installing version 5.0.4.0300, then removed that version and tried the newest version 5.0.5. I have uninstalled and reinstalled many times. I have tried shutting down processes and services. Nothing has helped yet. I am running Windows XP SP2 that has been completely updated. I am hesitant to try SP3, but I may give it a try to see if it makes a difference.