Thanks for the reply. Using quotes is exactly what I want to do but that doesn't work with my 5.5.2 VM, hence the question about the 7.5 VM. It seems the 5.5.2 VM doesn't take the quoted path as a single parameter. I'm not sure what it does, probably takes upto the first blank and uses that as the path. Then the service hangs "Starting".
See if putting the folder\filenames in double quotes helps. For example:
"C:\Documents and Settings\taylor\My Documents\Vast 752\image752"