Balena Etcher Validation crashed my computer

Hi team,
I’m using a Windows 11 on Dell G5 & I’ve tried to flash an image file onto my SD card, but every time I flash it, it crashes my computer into a blue error screen for a restart. This happens at the “Validation” stage of the flash.

Do you have any idea what’s happening?


Hello, I can confirm that Etcher does work on Windows 11 - I use it often. What image are you trying to flash, and have you tried a different SD card and/or reader? Are you able to get a screen grab of the blue screen error, assuming it has some details about the crash?