Preloader and sound - urgent deadline

Hey guys, i imported some sound into my movie, and since doin that my preloader only shows when its about 60% percent done, any one know how to make it show from the start?

also my sound controls are contain in a movie clip wich slides down when u roll over, using hit tests, when u lower the volume down it works fine, but when the controls slide back up, and then u roll over again the volume is the same, but the slider is back at the top, any ideas?

thanks in advance, simon.