DriveImage will help you to do it.
I use an older version (v6), but I just reboot with the floppies included, then I create an image of my active partition C and save it on partition D (just an example).
In case of disaster, I need 12 min to be back Online.
Symantec is the new owner of driveImage, but I suppose that is still the same program.
I recently re-installed xp, sp2, and all my core apps. Its just taking way too long.
I am thinking about backing up these critical files, to my 2nd harddrive the D-drive. This way, I don't have re-install all the software next time. My goal is to simply just copy all the files back from my d: drive to C: drive whenever I need that fresh-reinstall effect.
Has anyone gone about this strategy? The biggest problem I see is that, since XP no longer has dos, I don't know how I would even be able to copy files without XP installed?
please share ideas,