I need to create a disk image from a Windows 2000, NTFS formatted, hard drive. This image has to be used to create backup hard drives to replace the original disk in case an emergency situation arises. This is a medical equipment, so I cannot physically disconnect the disk because I would violate the warranty of the equipment. This machine has a DVD R/W, ethernet and USB 2.0 access, and we have the rights to install any application I want in the Windows 2000 system.
1) Is there any way to do this without installing any new software in the Windows 2000 system, so it is the least invasive as possible?
2) If we have to install a software to do the backup, which software do you recommend?
Any hint will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance,