A custom Symantec System Recovery Disk creation fails in Symantec System Recovery 2011 if the System Recovery Disk CD is not inserted before clicking 'Create Custom Recovery Disk' on the Tools menu. If you click 'Create Custom Recovery Disk' before inserting the CD, the error window in Error section pops up when clicking Next button in the Symantec System Recovery Disk Creation page.
This issue is observed only when all the following conditions are met:
1. Only one CD/DVD drive exists on your computer
2. In the Source Location page, Select the drive as Symantec System Recovery Disk media location
3. Select the same drive to create Symantec System Recovery Disk on CD/DVD device in the Symantec System Recovery Disk Creation page
This issue is fixed in Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Symantec System Recovery (SSR) 2013. SP1 is available on LiveUpdate.
Please work around the issue for those who use Symantec System Recovery (SSR) 2011.
Insert the System Recovery Disk CD into the drive before clicking 'Create Custom Recovery Disk' on the Tools menu
If it does not work, save a copy of the custom SRD as an ISO file.