logged off during system update

Briefly describe your issue below:

i logged off during a system update thinking that i would be ok doing so, but ended up screwing up my system, when i try to boot up parrot now, all i get is a blinking curser that occasionally switches to a mouse.

What version of Parrot are you running? (include version, edition, and architecture)
im on x64, i was fairly up to date, i last upgraded my system a couple weeks ago.

What method did you use to install Parrot? (Debian Standard / Debian GTK / parrot-experimental)
debian gtk
Configured to multiboot with other systems? (yes / no)
yes, windows
If there are any similar issues or solutions, link to them below:

If there are any error messages or relevant logs, post them below:

screen shot

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Thanks for your reply, although im not sure how i would get a screenshot of this

Use your phone
And snap or take picture
And upload

sorry for the wait and poor visibility. The screen looks like this, then the curser flashes

From https://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/ch08s07.html.en
To access rescue mode, select rescue from the boot menu, type rescue at the boot: prompt, or boot with the rescue/enable=true boot parameter. You’ll be shown the first few screens of the installer, with a note in the corner of the display to indicate that this is rescue mode, not a full installation. Don’t worry, your system is not about to be overwritten! Rescue mode simply takes advantage of the hardware detection facilities available in the installer to ensure that your disks, network devices, and so on are available to you while repairing your system.

Instead of the partitioning tool, you should now be presented with a list of the partitions on your system, and asked to select one of them. Normally, you should select the partition containing the root file system that you need to repair. You may select partitions on RAID and LVM devices as well as those created directly on disks.

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thanks, i will try this

i couldnt find the rescue mode in my boot menu that was talked about in your post, but i did find something under ‘advanced options for parrot linux’ on my grub boot menu. There was a list of 4 or 5 different versions that i could boot from. Sadly this yielded the same result; black screen with flashing curser. I have recovered all my files from parrot onto windows, im probably just going to install it again, saves the time that i would spend fumbling in the dark. Thanks for your help everyone! And never log off during a system update.