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Joshua, just image the entire hard drive - every partition! Don't mess with the option to backup partitions needed to restore Windows - that's not what we're asking you to do. Just backup the entire hard drive - every partition - then create your rescue media, and make sure you can boot your system to it. Also, go into Other Tasks>Add Recovery Boot Menu Option and add Macrium to your boot menu. That way, you can boot to Macrium Recovery Environment without having to use the CD, as long as your hard drive has not failed.
If you don't have any disks to create the rescue media, then this boot option will be fine and we can proceed to get the backup image done, and then next steps.