No selection layer is created and nothing is added to a map when you attempt to use the Create Layer From Selected Features option in ArcMap.
Note: This article applies to retired ArcGIS versions 8.x. Later versions of ArcGIS may contain different functionality, as well as different names and locations for menus, commands and geoprocessing tools.
You cannot create a selection layer from a layer that points to a read-only personal geodatabase.
You must obtain write access to your personal geodatabase, but if unable to do so, you may be able to use a Definition Query instead of a Selection Layer. A Definition Query will only be a useful substitute if your selection is described using an attribute query.