It's a bit hard to clearly explain with the information you gave, if you post a .fla I will take a look at it for you, I'm sure many people here would find it alot easier to understand.
The author of windows file copy dialogue visits some friends:
"I'm just outside of town so I should be there in about 15 minutes"
"Actually it's looking more like 6 days"
"No, wait, 30 seconds"