I've just bought a new laptop with windows 7 installed. I intalled my fave game age of empires II the age of kings and it installs fine but when I go to load and play it all it does is load a pic saying 'loading' then that disappears and it sounds like it's loading for a few seconds then nothing happens.
Have you installed all drivers? What are your laptop specs? Laptops are not necessarily the best platform for gaming unless you specifically purchased one that was built for gaming. Of course, with AOE, it probably shouldn't be an issue.
Having you also set the compatibility mode to XP to see if that works? Just go to the AOE icon, right click on it and go to the compatibility tab and set it to XP SP3 or XP SP2 or XP mode and see if that fixes it.
Any further solutions to this problem? I experience the same thing with AOE 2 on one of my laptops that is running Windows XP. It loads up fine on the other laptop and the PC (both with the same operating system...).