Thanks for taking the time to read this post and thanks even more if you have a solution.
There are a few previous questions on this forum regarding hard disk problems with the HDRW720 but none provide a clear and precise solution to reformatting & repairing the drive.
My hard drive packed in after the unit was turned off at the power socket by mistake. I want to repair the damage and reformat the drive. I have a USB ATA drive caddy and I can see the drive in the Disk Manager (in the Computer Management Program) on my laptops windows vista.
Presently having had no better solutions shown here, I’ve had to resort to formatting it as NTSC (the only option available in the disk manager). I still don’t know if this will work - i.e. if the unit will recognise the drive and boot properly.
So PLEASE if there is anyone out there who has successfully repaired/reformatted their Philips HDRW720 drive - please make a reply and tell me how you did it.