Found this new freeware backup disk image program called DriveImage XML. I don't know of any other free ones. http://www.runtime.org/dixml.htm
It runs in windows(XP only), not Dos like many do. I tried running it and it started with a nice interface, detected my drives and partitions right away. Problem is it couldn't detect that MS VSSvc.exe was running (volume shadow service - used to lock the drive), even though Windows reported that VSS was running.
Is anyone else interested in trying this program? If so please download it and give it a whirl. And tell me if you have the same problem, or not.
BTW, they have a plug-in for Bart's Windows PE cd. The combination would make a wonderful, free recovery tool.