Preloader takes 4ever to load?

Hi guys,
i’m new here.
i’ve consider myself to be an intermediate Flash user, but i haven’t played with it in a bit since becoming Network Admin at my office.
Here’s my problem…my preloader loads fine…but it has 2 problems:
1- it takes about 30 sec for the preloader to load
2- when it does, it loads very slow

Any help?