Wow, a 6 year old computer. No wonder the Cmos battery was dead.
I loaded Windows XP Media Edition, eliminated every partition,
so it was loaded completely fresh but won't load.
Why the media edition? Why not the normal edition?
I have TWO Dell E510 computers, I am on one right now
which runs the Tube CAD with no problem.
I don't know Tube Cad. Is it this product?
I have some trouble understanding some of your sentences. Apologies for that.
I bought a second computer
So let me get this straight. How many computers in total? Still 2? And one has problems, right?
I figured I should try to practice rebooting on the newly
acquired machine before I tried doing it on this one and
I could rename it mine and also be the administrator.
If these computers are identical to another, you could possible clone the harddisk. This is a pretty safe and easy thing to do, which takes the data on one harddisk and copies it to another. Of course it will destroy any data on the target harddisk that might have been there. If everything works (which it should, because the machines are identical), you will only be required to give the cloned machine a new unique identifier (= computer name).