It sounds like a shortcut needs to be redirected towards the correct program. I assume you are clicking on a shortcut for Registry Mechanic on the desktop or Quick Launch or somewhere easily accessible. Right-click on the shortcut and select Properties. Click the "Find Target..." button to see what folder pops up.
If the MS Office folder pops up, click the "Up" button at the top of the window, it should be right next to the forward button. That will open the Program Files folder. Now locate the correct program folder for Registry Mechanic. If the exe file that opens that program is in the first folder, copy the folder location in the address bar. If the exe isn't in that first folder, check all the subfolders until you locate the exe and copy the folder location in the address bar.
Next, go back to the properties for the Registry Mechanic shortcut and in the space next to "Start in:", paste the folder location. Then Apply and OK to exit. Now try clicking on that shortcut again and it should open the correct program.
Hope this helps, but let us know if it doesn't.
Ok, this is weird and I don't know how to fix it.
Every time I click on my registry mechanic to run it, the ms office installer runs (ms office 2003 which is already installed and working fine)and I have to click cancel a couple of times and then it goes away to only reappear when I want to run a scan. Again, it goes away after I click cancel a few times and the scan runs great. It does not act like this on any other programs and MS office works fine. I run xp home on a dell dimension 8400, 2gig ram. I run zone alarm security suite, have spyware doctor, adaware, spybot s&d. All apps up to date and computer runs fine other than that one problem. I am asking for help because I don't know even how to find a solution much less explain it without writing a novel!
Thank you for your help.