This is a cut from what shows up on the screen when it tries to load:
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mount: mounting /dev/sda1 on /root failed: Invalid argument
mount: mounting /root/dev on /dev/.static/dev failed: No such file or directory
mount: mounting /sys on /root/sys failed: No such file or directory
mount: mounting /proc on /root/proc failed: No such file or directory
Target filesystem doesn't have /sbin/init.
No init found.
There was some other stuff, but this looked most important from what it showed on the screen. From what I gather, this is output from BusyBox v1.10.2.
I'm hoping this is a software issue as I've done research and found similar cases where it could be resolved, but they usually revolve around situations where there's a dual boot. This hard drive is not dual booted and has never even had Windows installed on it in the past.
So... help? This is also impacting my ability to do freelance work (which, given current economic circumstances, I really need), as I've gotten several requests for it but I've had to turn it down.
Also, I have tried moving personal data to an external drive, but the drive has been around since I was using Windows and has backed-up data, but the drive is formatted NTSC and won't allow me to write to it. It also doesn't recognize the main internal HD when I try to run the Install app from the desktop. As can probably be understood, I do feel that "reinstall Linux" is a last resort response, not a first resort.