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Help Error during exam - anyone had this issue ? very worried

I took the exam yesterday 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 said your computer is frozen and restarted it on another computer. Fortunately, it started from the same question.

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 document print out.

I am very concerned and would like to hear from anyone who may have had a similar experience. Should I contact NBME / ECFMG about this ?

The exam itself is so stressful, we don't need any added stress of this kind
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I didn't get an error message, but as I was reviewing the marked questions of the very last block, my time expired and instead of a survey coming up... nothing happened. I asked the lady who worked at the prometic center if everything is alright... and she said that yes everything is fine and gave me the printed out page saying I have taken the exam at this date.

I'm a bit concerned as well...
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My friend didn't get the survey after the test either and everything went well. You will be ok . For some folks the survey ends half way .

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I didn't get an error message, but as I was reviewing the marked questions of the very last block, my time expired and instead of a survey coming up... nothing happened. I asked the lady who worked at the prometic center if everything is alright... and she said that yes everything is fine and gave me the printed out page saying I have taken the exam at this date.

I'm a bit concerned as well...
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