How can I safely remove my external eSATA disk on Windows XP? I want to avoid any workarounds that involve reinstalling, rebooting, and/or reconfiguring the drive.
I found a similar question here but I'm using Windows XP instead of Windows 7. The answer provided there makes no sense to me, as I want nothing but to safely remove the hard disk. I don't want to change the options in any way - I especially don't think that disabling caching will be useful to anyone (as I'm not expecting a power outage any time soon!).
Note that unlike my C: drive, the drive I want to switch off does not appear in the "Safely remove..." menu.