I see that many users are having problems making Windows 8 Recovery Media with the Dell DataSafe Program on Windows 8. e.g.
Unable to Create System Recovery Media
In all cases I recommend using a USB flash Stick opposed to a DVD as there are often DVD burning problems which lead to corrupt media. Here are some tips that have worked for many users:
1. Ensure Windows is fully updated:
See Step 16: Visit Windows Update of A Clean Install of Windows 8 in Windows Reinstalaltion Guide and Related wikies.
2. Download the latest Dell DataSafe Local Backup:
3. Uninstall McAfee and run the McAfee Removal Tool:
4. Temporary disable Bluetooth/Wireless on laptops using the wireless switch (Fn & F2) combination.
Retry creating recovery media.