I have Samsung np550-p5c laptop. After purchase I shrinked Windows partition and created second one for my data. Yesterday I tried to recover Windows with native F4 recovery. Recovery went well except for one thing: my data partition became marked as "recovery". So I have two "recovery" partitions shown in Disk Management. Your opinion: was the partition reformatted while recovering? Anyone had similar problem? Is there a way to recover whole partition and/or data?
If there's any data on the disk you care about, take an image of all the data on the disk and save it for recovery. To restore the system, remove the first two partitions, create one partition out of the free space, and run the factory recovery again.
What happened is the factory recovery attempted to restore the laptop to factory conditions. It recovered the first partition to the factory Windows installation and it recovered the second partition to the factory recovery partition. It left the third partition alone.