Just like some time earlier this year, Build 5600 (RC1) of the Windows Vista OS has difficulaties with VMWare. Fortunately, life is somewhat easier this time around: If your problem is that Vista seems to freeze during installation at the “Windows is load…” text stage, you should try to add the following lines to your .VMX file:
svga.maxWidth = “640”
svga.maxHeight = “480”
Thanks to Joel on Software for this tip.