I suspect that it could infect the partition, depending on what you may have gotten hit with.
I would advise you to download, install and run Malwarebytes Anti-malware
. When you run each program you will have a basic scanning option and an extended option. Choose the extended option and be sure to place a check mark on the C:/ drive and then also on the drive letter for your recovery partition. Do you have an anti-virus program installed, if so what?
If you need assistance with installing or with the scanning process please repost after you have the programs installed and ready to go.