Everyone should make regular backups of at least personal data. This is a collection of software to make backups or image a partition. Most of them are free for personal use.

Macrium Reflect Free

I used Macrium Relfect primarily for imaging of partitions or disks. It has been a reliable solution to do imaging on Microsoft Windows

Macrum Reflect Free

DriveImage XML

Another tool to create images of partitions or disks. It might be a less user friendly than Macrium but does it’s job very good.

DriveImage XML