yes, most definitely my essays, actually ALL of my schoolwork is on the Lenovo. Never would I mess around on a computer with important things like that on it, lol.LOL, settle, petal.
First things first and I know I sound like a Mother Hen.
Have you got the 1,500 word assignment running in a safe environment on another computer, or is that finished now?
On your problem, we could use a screenshot or two from GParted, which is the GNOME Partition Editor.
sudo apt-get -y install gparted
and it should then be available under Menu - System Tools or just start to type it in the search field.
GNOME Screenshot will be under Menu - Utilities
After invoking GParted, you can use Screenshot to take a ... screenshot (surprised?), choose the Current Window option.
A piccie will be saved to eg /home/kari/Pictures, you can then upload the pic here, as you did with the new drive at #4 page 4, which means choose with the Attach files Fullsize over Thumbnail.
I am assuming that with
... that that still gets you into a working session with Zorin, yes?
We may need to reinstall your Grub but that is speculation for now. If Stan or other comes along while I am catching zzz's by all means entertain their suggestions.
and, yes, booting into recovery mode gets me into Zorin, a normal Zorin, I think. I will take screenshots and post asap.
Thanks for your time... ya know, I used to have a furbaby named Wiz....curious.