can't flash, two different errors

i downloaded etcher about a week ago, i would have linked the file i tried to flash, but can’t because it is an img.
when i try to falsh the file onto my usb, it comes with two different fail messages. It varies which one.

sometimes it just says: “flash failed” when done validating
other times it says: “something went wrong. If it is a compressed image, please check that the archive is not corrupted.” then it shows the location of balenaetcher.exe and child-writer.js in two different paths.
then it says: “can’t configure or trim a source that is not randomly readable, skipping error: file closed” then it comes with a long crash report.

since i can’t share the file, i should probably tell you that it is the hiveos gpu zip file.

Hi @No1Knows, welcome to the Forums. That definitely sounds odd. First, what OS are you on? Is that a Windows machine you are using? And second, when it does finish flashing (in the situation where the validation is failing) have you taken the drive and attempted to boot with it? You might find that it actually does work, even if the validation failed. Many times, the validation failure is a result of Windows writing some temporary folders to the drive after it has been flashed.

Hope that helps, thanks!

hello, thanks for the answer.
first of all, my OS is windows 11.
about the crash things, the “attention” comes almost immediantly after i start, the other one comes when it is done validating, but also pops up earlier some times.
the problem is, that one of the times when the fail only came at the end, i checked my usb, and it had made it raw. i then used easeus to find the files, but there were a bunch of random files, that didn’t fill the same as the program i was downloading should fill, and they had odd names, that were different from what it should be. it is very odd, cause the drive was empty before i started. what makes it even more odd, is that i can’t format it anymore.

thanks again for the quick response, and i hope you find a fix.

Same for me. Is there any solution?
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Actually I solved it by deactivating the Windows Defender Ransomware Protection!
Found the solution in another thread.

First of all welcome @LekkerWind to our Forums.

Thanks for sharing the resolution for this issue. To understand the issue better, what (kind of) image did you try to flash with etcher and resulted in the same error? If you could share a permalink to the image file we could reproduce the issue on our end. Moreover, did you face the issue also with a balenaOS image?

@No1Knows Can you confirm that the fix provided by @LekkerWind helps in your case? If you could share a permalink to the image file that caused the issue we could reproduce the issue on our end. Moreover, did you face the issue also with a balenaOS image?

Thanks for your contributions!