Basically I double-click the Call of Duty icon, and I must wait like 5 minutes for the "Call of Duty" icon to come up on the screen, and then game to boot up a few seconds afterwords. Why this happens? I have no clue.
What makes this even stranger is that I have the United Offense expansion installed as well. Guess what? Same problem.
What is even WORSE, though, is that it isn't because my PC is so slow that it takes forever to start up - I have a pretty good PC:
AMD Athlon 2800+
1 Gig of RAM
ATI Radeon 9800 PRO
And it can't be that the game is just busy loading because the light on my PC isn't even showing that it is busy....
I've tried updating video drivers, reinstalling the game, running the game on different video settings, and even running the game in compatability mode for something new, but none of these have helped.
The game runs just fine, also, and I can even run it at 1280x1024, with all settings maxed out with 100+ FPS almost all the time.
So... has anyone ever had this problem before? I hope somebody here can help me... I hate having to sit there and wait forever just for the game to start after I've double-clicked the icon... what makes me even more confused is that every other game starts up IMMEDIATELY. I'm baffled.