How can I make an image of my drive?

Episode 979 (2:03:24)

Steve from Los Angeles, CA

Steve had to disable his AntiVirus software for a few minutes and, of course, he was bit by a virus. So he used the recovery disc to wipe his drive and reinstall the OS. Is there a program that will save a clean copy of how his computer is set up so he can just reinstall it? Leo says of course! He can make an image of the hard drive and then use that image to recover his drive in the ideal configuration that he'd like. Leo says it should be part of his overall backup strategy. Some suggestions for imaging programs include: