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Old 09-04-2014
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Default Computer error during exam - very worried :(

Has anyone had a computer error during their exam but found out later that it didn't effect the score ? I had a computer glitch during my CK exam and very concerned so I am also posting here as I can reach out to more forum members.

I took the exam few days back and was on my last block with about 15 questions left and an error message popped up " Error retrieving the data. Contact the proctor". The proctor tried to restart on my machine but it wouldn't .He restarted it on another computer. Fortunately, it started from the same question and I was able to complete my exam .

At the end of the exam I asked him if there was reason for concern. He assured me this happened quite commonly and his system showed that I had successfully completed the exam. Also gave me the printout.

I am very concerned and would like to hear from anyone who may have had a similar experience or know anyone .


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Very likely u won't be affected! Even becos it started from same question means they know what they are about. Don't worry
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Don't worry. Program instantly saves the exam progression. During my ck exam computer crushed and I had to move on another one. It did not affect at all my performance.
Be relax, everything will be fine.
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Thanks a lot .very reassuring to know .
Did you send an email to NBME or ECFMG about it after your exam ?
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Don't worry. Program instantly saves the exam progression. During my ck exam computer crushed and I had to move on another one. It did not affect at all my performance.
Be relax, everything will be fine.
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My computer got disconnected and the people didn't know what it was. They rebooted and restarted my test. Didn't affect my exam except I lost 6 minutes. That was it.
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