To make an image, you need a third party program, like Acronis True Image. There's a free version available from the Western Digital site if you have a Western Digital disk (internal or external).
Alternatives might be Clonezilla and xxclone (both free) but I don't have any personal experiences with them.Just google and maybe try.
And indeed, there's no file backup button in Windows XP either. But there are many ways to copy files to a backup device. Those range from Windows Explorer via xxcopy (part of Windows) and Synctoy (free from Microsoft) to programs like Syncback (not free).
It's a great idea (and necessary) to have a backup.
I would like to store a system image of my computer with windows xp operating system and storing it in an external hard disk . But I cannot find a button or drop list for doing this in Windows Xp.
In addtion there is no file back up button in Windows XP.
Can somebody help me. If my system crashes I will be in deep trouble.