DriveImage XML is a HDD backup and restoration software similar to Norton Ghost but FREE, the software enables you create a complete backup image of any drive or partition, You can restore later restore the image to same or another partition, you can also clone a drive to another. The program also includes an image explorer similar to Norton Ghost Image Explorer that lets you explore previously created backup images and extract individual files. Its a 1.61 MB download.
The program allows you to:
-Backup logical drives and partitions to image files
-Browse these images, view and extract files
-Restore these images to the same or a different drive
-Copy directly from drive to drive
-Schedule automatic backups with your Task Scheduler
-Image creation uses Microsoft’s Volume Shadow Services (VSS), allowing you to create safe “hot images” even from drives currently in use.