i really dont see how that would help, i learned too build computers by building one for the first time, i mean oo wow reformating a hdd, ur just spending money on useless junk, he could use the 100 towards parts, if he screws up , oo well , live and learn. learn from ur mistakesBuy an old system from a local thrift store for a hundred $, reformat the hard drive. Tear the whole thing apart from the case. Put it back together, Load windows.
If it runs, then your ready to build a new one.