You can mount your Windows partition in SystemRescue CD a lot like you would in an Ubuntu live CD
like I described in my post.
Using the Ubuntu Live CD is easier however.
I like System Rescue CD for the Partimage tool it has.
I use it quite often to make images of my OS partitions.
It works with NTFS and has saved my bacon on many occasion.
Partimage only images the used part of a partition and has built in
compression to keep image sizes fairly small.
For instance my Win 7 install is 9 GB on a 22 GB partition, using medium compression my image is two files, a 3.8 GB file and a 700 MB files.
Partimage splits up the file because of the 4 GB file size limit in Fat 32.
On restore, partimage seamlessly and flawlessly combines the files.
I use Fat 32 because partimage won't restore an image stored on a NTFS volume.
You could also save and restore an image from a ext3 volume but I have no experience with that.
I presently have images of my Win 7, XP and 4 Linux distros saved to a 2 large Fat 32 thumbdrives.
I just this week made fresh images after performing updates/upgrades and installing programs.
My images are up to date as of 1 25 10.
If I do something stupid and bork one of my OS's I can restore to the image in about 2-6 minutes (depends on how large the image file is).
Believe me when I say this, I've had to do this more than a few times.
If you find that you would like to play around with partimage I written tutorial at the Ubuntu forums
see the links below.
The first link I wrote and the second is a cleaned up more professional tutorial based on mine.
The author asked me for my permission by PM before posting it.
link ----- How To Use partimage on SystemRescueCD - Ubuntu Forums
link ----- Howto: Backup with Partimage - Ubuntu Forums
You can PM me with questions about partimage if you need help.