The problem is that I can not install VMware Workstation (6, 6.5, 7) on a 64bit XP SP2 host. In the second half after launch the installation, the application stops with no error! What is the reason?
Please try to provide your host with the latest updates.
Btw, XP 64 is not recommended, because support of drivers has always been weak. At least Vista 64 or even better Windows7 64 is preferrable above XP 64.
Can you take a look in the event logs in your host? Changes are great that error messages are visible.
I ran XP 64 with WM WKS 6.5 for a year or so. VM WKS 7 installed as well.
As mentioned earlier, driver support is spotty because it is AS2003, but since I only really needed ethernet and video, and I was able to pass every other USB device to the VM, it was a perfect host environment.
I have no idea why the installation on your machine fails, but I can verify that it will install on XP 64.