Problem with jpg loading in MC

i’m having a problem with loading jpgs into an empty mc. they are NOT progressive jpgs and are small in size (roughly 50kb). here’s what happens.

first i fill 2 combobox components from an xml file. once the combobox components are filled, i then load a jpg into an mc with mc.loadMovie(“pic.jpg”).

the problem here is that sometimes the jpg does not load. now, if i run the swf directly from the flash player when i export this never happens, but in a browser (any browser) it happens occassionaly.

i’ve verified that the xml file does contain a valid jpg and that the jpg will display on it’s own in a browser. i really hope someone can help, i’m stumped!