Thank you for your forum post.
Sadly there is insufficient information for me to identify the cause of this error.
A support call has been created for you HERE.
You will need to create a RedgateID, if you do not already have one.
Can you please update the support call with a screen shot when the error occurs?
Is there any information from the Windows Event Viewer logs regarding the exception, that may help identify the cause?
Is this only VMware virtual machine that has encountered the reported problem?
Does the VMware host machine have sufficient resources to run your VMware - XP Professionnal Version 2002 SP3 virtual machine?