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I act as a part-time system manager for a client in an essential business, and one of my duties is to manage a fairly complex backup regime. I visit several times each week to change the backup media, but due to COVID 19 have changed the regime and route the backups to an external USB drive on an old XP machine outside the computer room.

I remote into the system every morning to ensure there are good backups, and then soft-eject the drive. During the day somebody swaps the disk in a rotation of three disks, and takes it off-site.

The problem is what if the disk is not swapped? I usually check every evening that a backup disk is plugged in, but if it isn't I can't reconnect the disk that is still connected to the XP machine, and there is no Shutdown/Restart available when remoting from Win10 to XP.

Any ideas how to reconnect a soft-ejected drive to an XP system without unplugging/replugging or turning off/turning on again? My client has told me that while he might turn a blind eye to the ritual disembowelment of the culprit, he didn't think it would actually help solve the problem.
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