Well, there are a few good ones that come to mind, but to be honest, I couldn't find a single one that satisfies all my requirements:
- full system image (not file/folder backup)
- automatic backups (scheduling)
- can mount images (like you can mount the .vhd's that Windows makes)
- bootable rescue disk
- Comodo Backup
- Macrium Reflect Free
- EASEUS Todo Backup
- Macrium Reflect (full, paid version)
Acronis really is the best, but it costs $$$.
The only thing missing from EASEUS Todo is scheduling.
Try a few out (there is a trial version of Acronis), and see what you like best. I've stuck with the backup built into Windows 7, but that doesn't seem to be an option for you!