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i had to switch hard drives, because my old one crashed, so i renistalled steam on my new one, i reload all my old games, and try to play DoD , but it just comes up with "preparing to launch DoD" so i wait, and DoD never comes up, can someone help?
Did you reinstall steam completely or did you attempt to save your files from the old hard drive? If you didn't do a completely fresh install try doing that.

When you're trying to launch DoD pop open your task manager and let me know what Steam's resource consumption is looking like.

It sounds like your video drivers may be goofed up as well (which would explain the game refusing to launch). Are those up to date?