Ok, I have done everything I can figure out to do, and everything I have found here in suggestions.
I have Cisco VPN 5.0.06.0160 installed on both a laptop and PC. The laptop works fine. The PC gets this error: "Secure VPN connection terminated locally by the client. Reason 442. Failed to enable Virtual Adapter." I ran VPN on this very PC back in 2007-08, with no problems at all.
Here are the steps I have taken so far, to no effect whatsoever:
1. From Microsoft Answers I got this, and did it:
a Open list of your Network connections from control panel
b. Set the connection for VPN to disable state.
c. Now connect with VPN (Virtual Private Network) client. ------still Reason 442
Their other suggestion, go to this site. So here I am.
2. I researched and read posts for a long time here, and because of those I did the following:
a. Uninstalled and reinstalled and rebooted, over and over-----still Reason 442.
b. Network connections (XP) >>Cisco VPN Coneection >> Repair this connection-----still Reason 442.
That created this error message: "Windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following action cannot be completed. TCP/IP is not enabled for this connection. Cannot proceed. Contact the person who manages your network."
3. Uninstalled McAfee, (a brand new install BTW)---hey, I read here that it was the remedy for 442----result?-----still Reason 442.
4. Changed Sharing in Network connections--VPN properties---then I got VPN error 403 "Unable to contact the security gateway." So I changed it back, and-----still Reason 442.
I would really appreciate any more suggestions or ideas. I need it to work from home. I can use the laptop from home, but to me it is ergonomic hell.
Sincere thanks for any ideas, even if they don't work for me.